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    Eugene Hernandez: Tracking the Critics

    December 14, 2009, New York, NY -- In theaters, via VOD, online and DVD, more and more movies are available on various platforms these days, but with so many options, how do you filter to find new and classic films? Personally speaking, I mainly rely on friends and film critics.

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    James Schamus: "[The] assertions here are unequivocal, hurtful, and remarkable"

    indieWIRE received the following from James Schamus this week, in a response to a recent indieWIRE article that mentioned "Brokeback Mountain." We are publishing his comments in their entirety.

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    Eugene Hernandez: The Future of Festivals?

    December 7, 2009, New York, NY -- Film festivals are changing.

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    Jon Reiss: "It is up to us as filmmakers to embrace these new changes"

    This has been a big week for independent film, with the Spirit Award nominations, the Gotham Awards, and of course the announcement of the Sundance Film Festival lineup.

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    Eugene Hernandez: Paris, City of Cinema (or, In Bed with Agnes)

    New York, NY, November 30, 2009 -- Last week, Amsterdam. This week, Paris. A city of cinema like few others.

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    Eugene Hernandez: Frederick Wiseman = The Greatest

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 23, 2009 -- This 15th weekly column begins with why I love Frederick Wiseman and concludes with why I love documentary cinema. Since seeing "La Danse" a few weeks ago at New York's Film Forum, I've been wanting to make the following statement: Frederick Wiseman i...

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    Jon Reiss: "We are in the midst of a new world order or crisis"

    This speech was delivered at the recent CPH:DOX Forum in Copenhagen. Jon Reiss will be doing a presentation today at 6 p.m. at IFC Center in Manhattan and selling his book, "Think Outside the Box Office," immediately after. The book is also available for purchase on his website.

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    Eugene Hernandez: "For the Love of Movies"

    New York, NY, November 16, 2009 -- The annual New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner on January 14, 2001 gathered the group of leading U.S. film critics at Windows on the World atop the North Tower of New York City's World Trade Center. For many reasons, it's a night that is hard to forget. In a...

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    Eugene Hernandez: Building Buzz

    New York, NY, November 9, 2009 -- "Precoius" v. "Up in the Air"? That was the case on Thursday night in Manhattan as the two expected Oscar contenders hosted competing events in New York City.

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    Jon Reiss: Think Outside The Box Office

    As some of you know, I have written a book called "Think Outside the Box Office." It’s purpose is to help filmmakers release their films in today’s marketplace – especially in the collapse of the festival acquisition model. The book is being released on November 16th. indieWIRE has offered to re...

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