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    SUNDANCE FUTURES | "Terri" Actor Jacob Wysocki

    With Azazel Jacob's "Terri," newcomer Jacob Wysocki has made his entrance. In every single scene of the film, critics and audiences at the Sundance Film Festival were clearly won over by Wysocki's portrayal of the titular character, an overweight teenager who struggles at home...

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES | Sundance Triple Threat Brit Marling

    The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has played host to a slew of fresh faces with multiple films in the lineup. British up-and-comer Juno Temple appeared in "Kaboom" and "Little Birds." The other Olsen sister, Elizabeth Olsen, had lead roles in "Martha Marcy May Marlene&quo...

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES | "Marcy May" and "Silent House" Actress Elizabeth Olsen

    With the entire town of Park City deeming her this year's big breakout, Elizabeth Olsen has been one of the biggest talking points at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. She's the lead in two well-received films - Chris Kentis and Laura Lau's haunted house thriller "Silent House" and Sean Durkin's "Mar...

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES | "Little Birds" & "Kaboom" Actress Juno Temple

    At 21, British actress Juno Temple is no newcomer; she first appeared alongside Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench in "Notes on a Scandal" in her early teens. But 2011 is primed to be her year. With "Little Birds" and "Kaboom" at the Sundance Film Festival and three mor...

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES | "Pariah" Actress Adepero Oduye

    Dee Rees' feature directorial debut "Pariah," starring relative newcomer Adepero Oduye, earned a standing ovation in its opening-night premiere. A coming-of-age drama that centers on Alike (Oduye), a 17-year-old girl coming to terms with her sexuality, "Pariah" is the ty...

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    FUTURES | "At the Movies" Co-Host Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

    The meteoric rise of Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, the 24-year-old freelance Chicago film critic and college dropout who was selected this month to co-host "Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies" alongside AP critic Christy Lemire, has been covered as if it were the Horatio Alger story of contem...

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    FUTURES | "Wrecked" Director Michael Greenspan

    First-time feature director Canadian Michael Greenspan made a splash at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival when he debuted "Wrecked" alongside its Oscar-winning star Adrien Brody. The thriller went over well with audiences and has since gone on to land acquisition with IFC Films. It opens this spring.

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    FUTURES | "Idiot with a Tripod" Filmmaker Jamie Stuart

    Jamie Stuart has been making short films for 15 years, but New York's 2010 holiday blizzard made him a star overnight.

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    FUTURES | Director Laura Israel Takes on Windmills in "Windfall"

    Wind energy is in vogue these days, so perhaps it comes as a surprise that someone would take on a clean energy source. But that is in fact what first-time director Laura Israel does in her doc "Windfall," which had its European premiere at the recent International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) after debuting earlier in the year in Toronto and Woodstock. The New York City resident actually had initially wanted a windmill on her own land in the Upstate New York town of Meredith, New York, which had been approached by a wind energy company about constructing numerous turbines in the town, a proposal that eventually deeply divided t...

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    FUTURES | "We Are What We Are" Director Jorge Michel Grau

    For a rookie with one film out of the gate, Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau has had quite year. His feature film debut, "We Are What We Are" ("Somos lo que hay"), a grisly cannibal family melodrama and horror mashup, began its journey in March at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, went ...

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