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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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    In His Own Words: Rick Alverson Shares One Of His Favorite Scenes From 'The Comedy' (VIDEO)

    There was no film more 'love-it-or-hate-it' at Sundance this year than "The Comedy" (currently playing in select theaters nationwide and available on VOD). Indiewire's Eric Kohn, for one, loves it. In his glowing review from Park City, he wrote: "There's little conventionally funny about 'The Comedy...

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    FIRST PERSON | How Lars Von Trier's User-Generated Experiment 'Gesamt' Inspired an Obstructed Texas Filmmaker (NSFW Video)

    I was in a pretty dry place creatively as an artist. I thought that “Gesamt” may be just what I needed.

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    'Gayby' Writer-Director Jonathan Lisecki Shares the Lead Up to an "Insane Acrobatic Paint-Splattered Sex" Scene From His Hilarious Debut

    Below writer-director Jonathan Lisecki shares his favorite (and raunchy) scene from his winning feature film debut "Gayby," a long form version of his award-winning short of the same name. The film follows thirty-something friends from college Matt (Wilkas) and Jenn (Harris) as they decide they want...

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    FIRST PERSON | The Director of Health-Care Doc 'The Waiting Room' Argues for the Unheard Voice in a Boisterous Political Debate

    Indiewire asked Pete Nicks to explain how a social-cause film can make a difference when it doesn't claim to have the answers.

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    In His Own Words: Danish Troublemaker Mads Brugger Shares His Favorite Scene From 'The Ambassador' (Video)

    Brügger shares one of his favorite scenes from the documentary, in which he meets with a member of parliament related to the president of the CAR.

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    Meet SnagFilms Filmmakers: Katie Carman, Director of Punk Rock Zombie Film 'Eat Me!'

    As a kid, director Katie Carman's storytelling and "wild imagination" used to get her into trouble. Through her love of filmmaking, however, she's harnessed those proclivities into a creative machine, with "Eat Me" being the most recent result. Inspired by the innovative ...

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    Meet SnagFilms Filmmakers: Andrew Bryan, Director of Coen Brothers Inspired Short 'Statue'

    Director Andrew Bryan started making films with friends in High School, standing behind the camera to avoid documenting his self professed social awkwardness. It was in college that Bryan's appreciation for cinema really flourished, and he found he "could communicate something that couldn't be expre...

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    FIRST PERSON | Sony Pictures Classics EVP Dylan Leiner Says We Need to Put Filmmakers First

    This weekend at the Galway Fleadh's Real Deal, Business of Creativity Conference, Sony Pictures Classics Executive Vice President Dylan Leiner told the filmmakers and industry professionals convened that it's time to put filmmakers first again.

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    In His Own Words: Stephen Gyllenhaal (Dad to Maggie and Jake) Shares a Scene From 'Grassroots' Starring Jason Biggs

    Below director Stephen Gyllenhaal (yes, father to Maggie and Jake) shares a scene from his political comedy "Grassroots," starring Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Lauren Ambrose, Cobie Smulders and Tom Arnold. Based off the book "Zioncheck for President" by Phil Campbel, "Grassroots" tells the true s...

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