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    Sundance ‘10 | Chico Colvard Examines His Troubled Past in "Family Affair"

    Chico Colvard makes his directorial debut with "Family Affair," an intensely personal documentary in which he examines his own troubled family history. "At 10 years old, Chico Colvard shot his older sister in the leg. This seemingly random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable real...

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    Sundance ‘10 | Robin Hessman Goes Behind the Iron Curtain in "My Perestroika"

    Robin Hessman makes her Sundance debut with "My Perestroika," a documentary that "adopts the idea of the 'everyman story,' suggesting that the unheralded lives of the last generation of Soviets to grow up behind the iron curtain hold the key to understanding the contradictions of modern Russia from ...

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    Sundance ‘10 | Drake Doremus Talks "Douchebag"

    26-year-old director Drake Doremus makes his Sundance debut with "Douchebag." According to the festival, the film is an "offbeat comedy that gives a modern twist to sibling rivalry."

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    Sundance ‘10 | Amir Bar-Lev Deconstructs the Hero Myth in "Tillman Story"

    Following up on his 2007 documentary "My Kid Could Paint That," Amir Bar-Lev returns to the Sundance Film Festival with "The Tillman Story," about the professional football player who gave up his "career to join the Army Rangers in 2002—and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately more heroic, than the caricature created by the media. And when the government tried to turn his death into war propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home in the Santa Cruz mountains, Pat’s mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family’s crusade to reveal the truth b...

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    Sundance '10 | "Bass Ackwards" Director Linas Phillips on His non-Road Movie Road Movie

    Director Linas Phillips is back with a new feature, "Bass Ackwards," screening in Sundance's new NEXT section. He previously directed and starred in the documentary "Walking to Werner," which screened at HotDocs and the Austin Film Festival, and he also has a few acting credits under his belt. His l...

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    "Teardrop Diamond"'s Jodie Markell: "Obsessed with Rediscovering Overlooked American Classics"

    Jodie Markell's adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" is currently playing in New York City at the Quad Cinemas and in several theaters in Southern California. The film focuses on the loose cannon Memphis debutante Fisher Willow (Bryce Dallas Howard) as she fall...

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    Sundance '10 | "Bhutto" Producer Duane Baughman on His Portrait of the Fallen Leader

    Duane Baughman produced upcoming Sundance U.S. Documentary Competition feature, "Bhutto" - directed by Johnny O'Hara, (whose film, "Fields of Fuel," won the 2008 Sundance Audience Award) and co-directed by Jessica Hernandez a veteran television editor. The film turns the spotlight on the assassinate...

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    Sundance ‘10 | “The Oath" Director Laura Poitras On Her Portrait of Post-9/11 America

    Director Laura Poitras' documentary "The Oath" is the second installment in a planned trilogy that includes her previous film "My Country, My Country" (2006), which was nominated for an Academy Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Emmy Award. "The Oath," which is screening as part of the Sundance Fi...

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    "Waiting for Armageddon"'s David Heilbroner: "Just grab a camera and get to work"

    The doc "Waiting for Armageddon" centers on the evangelical Christian obsession with the Biblical account of the Armageddon and its real-life enactment. "Armageddon" follows three American families as they explain their theories on the Apocalypse. The film follows one of the families on a trip to Israel and details another family's worries that the second coming of Christ may come before their daughters get married and have kids. The film will have a limited one week run, beginning January 8, 2010, at the Cinema Village in New York. The film's director David Heilbroner responded to questions from indieWIRE in conjunction with the New York...

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    Defining a Decade: 31 Interviews From The 2000s

    Every day for the past month, indieWIRE has been republishing profiles and interviews from the past ten years (in their original, retro format). Featuring some of the people that have defined independent cinema in the first decade of this century, from Darren Aronofsky to Agnes Varda to Paul Thomas...

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