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    Peter Wintonick's Daughter On Her Quest To Complete Her Late Father's Last Film

    This first person by Mira Burt-Wintonick details her quest to complete her late father Peter Wintonick's final film. Read more about Peter and his life's work here.

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    Playing With Guns: 'Banshee' Star Trieste Kelly Dunn on Society's Fixation With Guns and On-Screen Violence

    In the last couple years I've found myself working as an actress in two mediums – film and television -- and sending two very different messages about violence. I play the victim of a mugging in a new independent feature called "Loves Her Gun" (currently out in select theaters), a sober exploration ...

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    How to Make An Action Series On An Indie Film Budget

    Ryan Lewis, the producer and co-creator of the Crackle original thriller series "Chosen" starring Milo Ventimiglia, explains how they made a lean action drama for a digital world more used to comedy and short form.

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    'I Am Divine' Director Jeffrey Schwarz On The Legend Of His Muse

    Before the video revolution of the 1980s, it was damn near impossible for a suburban kid like myself to see the kinds of movies I read about in Danny Peary’s Cult Movies book. One of the titles Peary wrote about was "Pink Flamingos," a movie so demented, depraved and disgusting I became obsessed wit...

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    Kat Coiro Explains Why She Listened to Her Distributor and Changed 'And While We Were Here' From B&W to Color

    Anyone who caught writer-director Kat Coiro's delicate romantic drama "And While We Here" on the festival circuit will notice one big difference about the version being released in theaters this Friday (it's also available on VOD): it's in color. In her own words, Coiro opens up about why she listen...

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    In His Own Words: Sundance NEXT Winner Chad Hartigan Shares a Scene From 'This is Martin Bonner'

    Writer/director Chad Hartigan's second feature (after 2008's "Luke and Brie are on a First Date") "This is Martin Bonner" received plenty of attention at Sundance this year, where it won the Audience Award for Best of NEXT.

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    First Person: Joshua Oppenheimer On How 'The Act of Killing' Holds A Dark Mirror Up To Us All

    Joshua Oppenheimer's acclaimed debut feature "The Act of Killing" documents the mass killings of Indonesians following the CIA-funded military overthrow of the Indonesian government in 1965. A band of self-proclaimed gangsters went from selling movie tickets on the black market to suppressing commu...

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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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