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    FUTURES | "Dirty Girl" Director Abe Sylvia

    Abe Sylvia just had a very, very good Toronto Film Festival. His first time at the fest, with his very first feature, "Dirty Girl," Sylvia saw his film quickly become one of the most buzzed about titles at the fest.

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    FUTURES | Producer, Editor, Director Adele Romanski

    An editor, producer and now trying her hand at directing, Adele Romanski has traveled the gamut behind the camera. She produced David Robert Mitchell's "The Myth of the American Sleepover," as well as Katie Aselton’s directorial debut, "The Freebie," which screened in the inaugural NEXT section at t...

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    FUTURES | New York's Latest Exhibition Space reRun

    As indie filmmakers and distributors grumble about the lack of exhibition options still open, there is a new exhibition space on the scene in New York City that has countered the downsizing trend. In an era where one can watch films on subways, the gym, in bed, or virtually anywhere, theatrical dis...

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    FUTURES | iW's 16 to Watch

    Back in April indieWIRE launched the 'Futures' weekly column, to profile new up and coming faces in indie film. The column dates back ten years ago, when it appeared in iW and IFC TV's print magazine IFC Rant. This summer saw a slew of new names welcomed into the 'Futures' mix. Over the past hot mon...

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    FUTURES | Magaly Solier, Star of "Altiplano" and "The Milk of Sorrow"

    In the year-and-a-half that have passed since "The Milk of Sorrow" won the Golden Bear at Berlin, the story of its star's discovery has been told often in the international press. Six years ago, Claudia Llosa, the Peruvian-Italian director of "The Milk of Sorrow," was scouting villages in Peru for h...

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    FUTURES | "A Film Unfinished" Director Yael Hersonski

    When the Motion Picture Association of America gave the Holocaust documentary "A Film Unfinished" an R-rating, Adam Yauch, Beastie Boy and founder of the film's North American distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories, called the MPAA's decision "bullshit." But the film's director, young Israeli Yael He...

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    FUTURES | "The Sicilian Girl" Director Marco Amenta

    When he was a photojournalist, Marco Amenta once surreptitiously took photos of two young Mafiosi who were in hiding. When they heard he was snooping around, they called him and asked to meet at a pizzeria in Corleone, Sicily. "What do you do?" asked Amenta, recalling the story with some reticence. ...

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    FUTURES | Embracing Culture Clash: "Imperialists" Director Zeina Durra

    Arab by descent, reared in the West and educated at New York University across the Atlantic from her London home, director Zeina Durra found inspiration from her own background when she wrote and directed "The Imperialists Are Still Alive!," which screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festiva...

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    FUTURES | "Get Low" Director Aaron Schneider

    Directors often wield interesting yarns when describing how they landed in the film business. First time feature director Aaron Schneider’s tale is no exception.

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    FUTURES | "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You), Mommy" Director Stephanie Wang-Breal

    Earlier this summer, when the Silverdocs jury awarded Stephanie Wang-Breal "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You), Mommy," certainly a dark horse, with the Sterling U.S. Feature Award, even Wang-Breal was surprised: "I saw the other films in competition and was blown away. I was not expecting it at all." Reading ...

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