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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #47: Phillip Schopper and Keith Patterson Harness the Story in 'All About Ann'

    Phillip Schopper began making films as a child with his parents' 8mm camera. He edited his first feature-length documentary, the much acclaimed music film "Heartworn Highways," in 1976. Through the years he has worked in production or post production on many feature films including "Prince of the Ci...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #46: Ryan Piers Williams Embraced the Imperfections of Making 'X/Y'

    Ryan Piers Williams currently lives in NYC and started making films when he was 12 years old in El Paso, Texas. Upon graduation he worked for Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney on several productions including "Ocean's 12," "Good Night and Good Luck," "The Good German," and "Ocean's 13." He wrote ...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #45: Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman Discuss 'Art and Craft'

    Philanthropy, mental health, and art forgery all take center stage in Sam Cullman's and Jennifer Grausman's documentary "Art and Craft." It's not just about money for Mark Landis, the orchestrater of a 30-year con, and this exploration is a multi-layered look beyond art alone.

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #44: Lloyd Handwerker Completes 30-Year Project 'Famous Nathan'

    The grandson of the hot dog emporium’s founders Nathan and Ida Handwerker has completed a 30-year project: a documentary about Nathan's Famous, titled "Famous Nathan." Lloyd Handwerker's grandfather died when he was 17, and the 57-year-old Brooklyn filmmaker pieced together his family's history as a...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #43: Orlando Von Einsiedel Goes to Congo for 'Virunga'

    Orlando von Einsiedel is no stranger to documentary-making, having covered everything from the origins of snowboarding to hawkers in Nigeria. But in his own words, he told Indiewire, "I'm just an average guy from south London who'd like to believe that a film can actually make a difference." Einsied...

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    Tribeca: Chelsea Clinton Opens Up About Bringing an NYU Community Together in Short 'Of Many'

    As a college student it's easy to forget how often we segregate ourselves by race, religion and ethnicity. It's not necessarily something done consciously, but our views of the world undoubtedly shape the relationships we hold. In the 34-minute short documentary film "Of Many," directed by NYU Vice ...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #41: Courteney Cox Created a Passion Project in 'Before I Go'

    Courteney Cox of "Friends" and "Cougar Town" is stepping to the other side of the camera for "Just Before I Go," a drama about a man in need of making amends.

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    Cannes Lineup: Veteran Auteurs, Newcomers and Awards Hopefuls; Who Missed the Cut?

    Speculation about what would play at the 67th Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) has been rampant. Well, now we know. Some movies that weren't finished or didn't make the cut will wind up in Venice or the fall film festivals. What we will see in the Official Selection of 49 titles (out of 1800 submiss...

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    10 Films Not Heading To Cannes (But Sure To Hit Venice and/or Toronto)

    The 2014 Cannes Film Festival lineup is out, and while it certainly includes enough highly anticipated films to fulfill any cinephile's dreams between now and the festival's May 14th kick-off, there were a few films that didn't end up making the cut -- some bigger surprises than others.

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