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    'Hank and Asha': How Two Newlyweds Shot a Long-Distance Romance on Their Honeymoon

    "We premiered at Slamdance last year and won an award there, and have been on the festival circuit for a year at 25 to 30 festivals, where we won a bunch of awards."

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #25: Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber Preserve a Fading Art in 'Tomorrow We Disappear'

    The subject of India's Kathputli colony, home to a number of performers, puppeteers and magicians, is one that has been tackled before, but never so effectively as it has by directors Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber in their documentary feature "Tomorrow We Disappear." In the inspiring film, Goldblum ...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #24: Dan Sickles Stays Up All Night for Drag Shows in 'Mala Mala'

    The transgender community is becoming more prominent in both society and film, with their humanity being exposed in ways never seen before. This is particularly true in the case of director Dan Sickles, who documented the Puerto Rican trans community in his documentary "Mala Mala" while witnessing a...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #23: Nicholas Mross Chronicles the Ever-Changing Bitcoin in 'The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin'

    In Nicholas Mross' first documentary feature film "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin," the truth behind the now iconic program geared towards global economy is dissected, revealing its origins, prominence, volatility, criminal implications and ultimately its ever-evolving nature that made the subject so ...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #22: Natalia Drozd Takes Us Through Dangerous Russian Terrain in 'I Won't Come Back'

    Pussy Riot has certainly made Russian women a pinnacle of female empowerment in their country, and producer Natalia Drozd manages to uphold that standard in her movie "I Won't Come Back."

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #21: Susanna Fogel Examines a Complex Female Friendship in 'Life Partners'

    Political inequality has long been an issue of protest among the LGBT community, but writer/director Susanna Fogel admits that progress has certainly been made in recent years. Her recent film "Life Partners," which tackles the relationship between a gay woman and a straight woman whose friendship i...

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    Indiewire Picks 10 Films to See at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

    The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival launches this Wednesday with the world premiere of the Nas documentary "Time is Illmatic," directed by multimedia artist One9. To get you primed for the big event, Indiewire weeded through the massive lineup of films to bring you the 10 to watch out for at this year's...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #20: The City of Stockton Gets a Second Chance in Kevin Gordon's 'True Son'

    It's a rare thing to see a town rise from the ground up, especially at the hands of a 22 year-old politician, as seen in Kevin Gordon's documentary "True Son." With infamously troubled Stockton, CA in danger of bankruptcy and ruin, Gordon tries to document both the attempted gentrification of th...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #19: Andrew Renzi Presents The American West in 'Fishtail'

    For anyone who's ever longed for a simpler life in the wilderness, Andrew Renzi's astute documentary "Fishtail" should make for the perfect viewing. The director sheds new light on life in the American West that many have come to glorify, while capturing the very beauty that makes such glorification...

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    'Ida,' 'Happy Valley' and 'Thou Wast Mild and Lovely' Top Sarasota Film Festival Winners

    The 2014 Sarasota Film Festival wrapped over the weekend in Florida with Pawel Pawlikowski's black-and-white drama "Ida" taking home top honors in the Narrative section, and Amir Bar-Lev's "Happy Valley" winning the respective honor in the Documentary competition. Josephine Decker's "Thou Wast Mild ...

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