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    Matt Zoller Seitz Brings Movies About Movies with His Videoblog, Press Play

    Matt Zoller Seitz is an amazing writer and critic whose work has been seen in the New York Times and Salon (where's he's on staff as a TV critic) among many others; he was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in criticism around the time we met, at the Dallas Observer. A few years ago he began making v...

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    Celebrate the 4th of July with Kenneth Anger's "Fireworks" [VIDEO]

    What's a firework, anyway? A paper tube filled with something that can blow up.

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    Holiday Box Office | "Terri" Tops Indies In Debut; "Buck" and "Beginners" Lead Strong Holdovers

    The only specialty newbie reporting estimates, Azazel Jacobs's "Terri" found the highest per-theater-average in the specialty market this holiday weekend, and the second highest overall (a distant second to "Transformers"). On 6 screens in New York and LA, the ATO Pictures-release film grossed an estimated $82,521 over the 4-day weekend, earning a $13,754 per screen average. Not huge numbers, but respectable enough for the peculiar coming-of-age dramedy, which follows its titular character (an overweight teenager played by newcomer Jacob Wysocki) as he struggles at home and at school. His life takes a turn when assistant principal Mr. Fitzger...

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    Sex Crimes Unit Chief Lisa Friel Says She Neither Resigned Nor Was Fired

    Indiewire gained access to a copy of an email that Lisa Friel, primary subject of HBO docmentary "Sex Crimes Unit," sent to a group of friends and colleagues Sunday afternoon. We've posted it in full below. [See related story, The Star of HBO Documentary “Sex Crimes Unit&rdquo...

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    The Star of HBO Documentary "Sex Crimes Unit" Leaves Job As Questions Remain [UPDATED]

    Lisa Friel, the star of Lisa Jackson's HBO documentary "Sex Crimes Unit" and its leader for the last 10 years, is leaving the department. The film premiered last month at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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    Weekend Box Office: 3-D Transformers 3 Breaks Records, Larry Crowne Fizzles

    The weekend box office brings back event 3-D with Michael Bay's Transformers 3's $372 million worldwide so far (UPDATE: six day worldwide total was $379 million), and puts major movie stars on notice that they'd better deliver high quality if they want to target adults: Tom Hanks...

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    iPOP | This Week on the Scene: Anniversaries, Premieres and Festivals!

    This week iPOP saw a high profile doc premiere in the Big Apple, a distributor toast to its birthday and a festival shows its true colors.

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    "The Social Network" Trailer Sweeps Golden Trailer Awards; "Tree of Life" Takes Best Independent

    It's been almost a year since the launch of the now-famous "The Social Network" trailer, and since then, we've seen David Fincher's film bring in the big awards left and right. Just when we thought we could start looking forward to Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," which also has a pretty...

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    What Does Indie Film Taste Like? An Interview With Saul Bolton, Chef for Nitehawk Cinema

    Food and film have provided a great business model for independent theaters around the country, from Austin's legendary Alamo Drafthouse franchise to Brooklyn's reRun Gastropub Theater. Now Williamsburg venture Nitehawk Cinema joins the trend with an assist from Saul Bolton, owner of Cobble Hill's M...

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    The Best Online Video iW's Seen Today: John Cameron Mitchell's New Dior Collaboration

    We were all thoroughly impressed by "Lady Grey London," a Dior short film released earlier this year. Written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, it featured Marion Cotillard and Ian McKellan in a nutty romance set amongst some terrific set pieces: the Lady Grey handbag, the London Eye, Cotillard...

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