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    PRODUCTION REPORT: "Baggage", "Broken Windows", "Elise", "Head Case", "Within The Grid"

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE's monthly production report looks at independent films in various stages of production. If you'd like to tell us about a film in production for future columns, please contact us.]

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Crazy Love" Director Dan Klores

    [EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published in January as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.]

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Ten Canoes" co-Director Rolf de Heer

    Writer/co-director Rolf de Heer's "Ten Canoes" (also directed by Peter Djigirr) has been praised both at home in Australia as well as abroad, taking a special jury prize in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes as well as other nods from fests around the world. Set centuries ago and in mythical ti...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Amu" Director Shonali Bose

    Indian-born director Shonali Bose's Berlin and Toronto '05 feature "Amu" is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju stumbles against secrets and lies from her past. A horrifying genocide that took place twenty years ago turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins. The film received the FIPRESCI prize at the 2005 Bombay International Film Festival as well as two national awards of India for best English-language film and best director. The film opened May 25 at New York's Cinema Village and will ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Fay Grim" director Hal Hartley

    Picking up over seven years after "Henry Fool", Hal Hartley brings us his version of the sequel. In "Fay Grim" Parker Posey again plays Fay, struggling with her son who is turning out to be much like his arrogant father Henry, missing now for seven years. When she's sent by the CIA to Paris to get her husband's belongings, she's thrust into international espionage as she begins to uncover the truth about Henry. To Hartley fans everywhere, new work from the indie film maven is something to celebrate. Toronto Film Festival programmer Noah Cowan wrote: "Hartley's films trade on rhythm and this requires an enormous command of tone by both act...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Day Night Day Night" director Julia Loktev

    Suicide bomber as a tourist? Or a tourist as a suicide bomber? Julia Loktev's artful and haunting feature "Day Night Day Night" sharpens its focus by refusing to take a side. The film follows an anonymous girl (Luisa Williams) as she's loaded with a backpack of explosives, and her suspenseful wal...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Brand Upon the Brain!" Director Guy Maddin

    Canadian director Guy Maddin has had an illustrious career in not only directing but also writing, cinematography, editing and even acting. 2003's "The Saddest Music in the World" won a slew of festival recognitions as did "The Heart of the World" (2000). His latest release, "Brand Upon the Brain!" follows the story of a mother who "tracks her son's every move, bellowing for him to come home over the 'Aerophone' just as something interesting is about to happen. The intrigue continues as deranged mother, hellbent on restoring her youth and sinister scientist-father who is sequestered night and day in his basement laboratory, engage in diabolic...

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    TRIBECA '07 | 10 Films To Watch from the 6th Tribeca Film Festival

    With more than 150 features, some have criticized the 6th Tribeca Film Festival for offering a roster that is too eclectic and of mixed quality. But, by the end of the lengthy fest, a number of top-notch new movies had risen to the top despite the daunting lineup of screenings spread all around town...

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    TRIBECA '07 | Midnight films surprise, satisfy, and suck (blood)

    Despite undergoing much scrutiny this year for changes to structure, pricing, locations and programming, the Tribeca Film Festival seems to have beefed up their Midnight and genre selections for the year, leaping miles ahead of the 2006 content. Ranging from some of the year's most creative and original, darker work like Gyorgy Palfi's grotesquely beautiful "Taxidermia" and Ha Yoo's perfectly layered gangster mini-epic "A Dirty Carnival" (both so strong that Tribeca elevated them to the Showcase section of the festival) to the more dramatic, less shocking side of midnight like Teng Huatao's composed ghost love story "The Matrimony", the genre...

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    TRIBECA '07 | Volach's "Father" Wins Top Tribeca Prize; Gibney's "Taxi" Wins Doc Award

    David Volach's "My Father My Lord" (Hofshat Kaits) won the Founders Award for best narrative feature (including a $50,000 cash award) and Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Darkside" won the prize for best documentary feature (including $25,000 cash) at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers presented t...

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