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    'Absence' Director Jimmy Loweree Defends Found Footage Horror and Explains Why It's Here to Stay

    In Jimmy Loweree’s striking horror feature debut "Absence," doctors are baffled when a young expectant mother Liz (Erin Way, "Alphas"), wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy disappear overnight. The police are investigating the situation as a missing child case and only her husband, Rick (Eric ...

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    Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish Takes You Behind the Scenes of 'Between Us' Starring Julia Stiles and Taye Diggs

    Below, Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish shares a scene from his indie "Between Us," currently out in select theaters, and starring Julia Stiles, Melissa George, David Harbour and Taye Diggs. Go here for the trailer.

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    'The Attack' Director Ziad Doueiri Shares an Exclusive Scene From His Intense Drama, Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Yasmina Khadra

    Winner of two awards at San Sebastian, Ziad Doueiri's "The Attack," based on the bestselling novel by Yasmina Khadra, opens in theaters on June 21 from Cohen Media Group. Below, Doueiri shares one of his favorite sequences from the film.

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    First Person: 'Frozen' Director Adam Green Explains How He Made a Sitcom for Horror Fans With 'Holliston'

    Filmmaker Adam Green ("Frozen," "Hatchet") explains how he created and now writes, produces, directs and stars in a sitcom for horror fans.

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    'Graceland' Writer-Director Ron Morales Offers Advice on How to Shoot in a Foreign Location

    Filipino crime thriller "Graceland," follows the worst day in a chauffeur's life: when both his daughter and the daughter of his corrupt politician boss get ambushed in a kidnapping. Shot guerrilla-style in just 17 days on location in the Philippines with no permits, writer-director Ron Morales and ...

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    'The Kitchen' Director Ishai Setton Shares a Scene From His Experimental Comedy Starring Laura Prepon & Dreama Walker

    What the Film's About: In this ensemble comedy set entirely inside a kitchen in Los Angeles, Jennifer (Laura Prepon), is about to turn 30. What starts out as a well-intentioned day of celebration quickly spirals into an ill-fated farce. Amidst all the chaos, Jennifer tries to figure out what it mean...

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    First Person: The 'Stolen' Filmmakers Explain How a Doc About Refugees Became a Controversial Film About Reported Slavery

    The 2009 documentary "Stolen" was originally slated to air on public broadcasting's WORLD Channel on February 5th as part of the Gabourey Sidibe-hosted fifth season of the "AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange" film series. But due to controversy surrounding the ...

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    Why We Need to Remember Our DIY Roots When Crowdfunding and Ask for More than Money

    When Emily Best spoke to Indiewire last month about her new crowdfunding platform, Seed&Spark, which also allows for online distribution, we were intrigued by her story of receiving support for her film "Like the Water," in unexpected packages, namely in donated services, loaned locations, and goods...

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    In Their Own Words: 'Dying To Do Letterman' Directors Attempt to Mine Laughs Out of Cancer in Tricky Scene

    In the documentary "Dying To Do Letterman," filmmakers Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina follow comedian Steve Mazan on his journey to fulfill his dream of performing stand-up comedy on "The Late Show with David Letterman," after hearing the news that he is dying of cancer. Below the pair share an ex...

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    In His Own Words: Andrew Neel Shares a Scene From His Found-Footage Satire 'King Kelly'

    Shot exclusively on iPhones, the SXSW discovery "King Kelly" delivers a "ferocious indictment of Generation Me by boiling it down to a single ditzy teen," according to Indiewire's Eric Kohn who gave Andrew Neel's satire a glowing A- at this year's festival. The film centers on Kelly (Louisa Krause),...

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