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    Reitman Talks Up in the Air, Clooney

    Six years ago, Jason Reitman picked up the Walter Kirn novel Up in the Air and showed it to his father Ivan (Ghostbusters), who acquired film rights. Jason took a short stab at a film treatment of the book about a businessman who is obsessed with collecting frequent flier miles.

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    Anna Kendrick on Clooney, Reitman and Heading "Up In The Air"

    "I can't tell you how terrified I was knowing I was going into this," "Up In The Air" actress Anna Kendrick told indieWIRE in Toronto yesterday. "I had something like a month after I was cast before we started filming. And the fear was building up inside me... I was really nervous about having to go...

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    Michael Moore: "The true believers of socialism in America are the Wall Street executives"

    "I think capitalism in general is responsible for a lot of the misery in America and around the world - but maybe it's on steroids in America," Michael Moore told a group of journalists this morning at the Toronto International Film Festival where his film, "Capitalism: A Lov...

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    Scherfig, Mulligan, Arnold Talk An Education and Fish Tank

    There's a plethora of women directors this fall, from Lone Scherfig (An Education), Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), Mira Nair (Amelia) and Jane Campion (Bright Star) to Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body) and Rebecca Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) .

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    Willem Dafoe: "I'm a happy guy, but I also think about death all the time"

    "The hardest thing in the world is feeling engaged with something you don't find interesting. And so, the actual intensity of [this project] is something that I love," actor Willem Dafoe told indieWIRE Friday afternoon in Toronto. And whether its a hypnotic jubilation of sorts or a tremendous sense ...

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    Sex Slavery Out of the Shadows: Rohrer's "Fatal Promises" Talks the Dirty Truth

    In Kat Rohrer's doc "Fatal Promises," the doc filmmaker explores a harsh underworld of human trafficking in sex slavery, farm workers and even domestic servants. Though slavery is an image often relegated to a bygone era, it is an increasing, and increasingly invisible crime escalating right under ...

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    TIFF '09 | Martin P. Zandvliet: "Why can’t work be your passionate lover?"

    In Martin P. Zandvliet's "Applause," Paprika Steen delivers a tour-de-force performance in this devastating drama about an alcoholic actress trying to put her life back together.

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    TIFF '09 | Ounie Lecomte: "Was working as fashion editor while writing the script"

    "A Brand New Life" is an impressive debut by French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte who, inspired by her childhood, recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage. We gave Lecomte and others a free-form style interview to gather their thoughts on their indivi...

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    TIFF '09 | Adrián Biniez: "Toronto is like going to the war with a fork"

    In Adrián Biniez's "Gigante," security guard Jara falls in love as he supervises staff through the closed-circuit cameras at a supermarket. First voyeur, then guardian angel, he protects and pursues the cleaning woman who has unknowingly captured his heart. The film screens as part of Toronto’s Disc...

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    TIFF '09 Sneak Peak | Toronto Opener "No Biopic"; See Exclusive "Creation" Clip

    [Editor's Note: This interview and clip ran last week in indieWIRE as a sneak of the Toronto International Film Festival's opening night. "Creation" debuts at the event tonight in Canada.]

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