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    iW Interview | "The Great Buck Howard Director Sean McGinly

    In Sean McGinly's "The Great Buck Howard," which opened over the weekend via Magnolia Releasing, Buck Howard had spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire - not to be confused with those of a mere magician - earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand - he can read minds and hypnotize not just a single soul but an entire room of people! But nowadays, it's clear to everyone but Buck that his act has lost its luster; he performs in faded community centers and hasn't sold out a theater...

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    "This Is Real Life": Interview With "Skills Like This" Director Monty Miranda

    A year ago, Monty Miranda's "Skills Like This" was one of the favorites at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival, winning the audience award for best narrative feature. Since, it has gone on to screen at dozens of fests, including Edinburgh, Starz Denver, Atlanta, and Jacksonville. In the film, three friends...

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    SXSW Interview: "True Adolescents" Director Craig Johnson

    Editor's Note: This is one of a series of interviews, conducted via email, with directors whose films are screening at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival.

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    SXSW '09: Director Interviews

    Editor’s Note: The following is a list of links to interviews, conducted via email, with directors whose films are screening at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival.

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    A New Kind of Relationship: Interview With "The New Twenty" Director Chris Mason Johnson

    Chris Mason Johnson's "The New Twenty" follows five New Yorkers - some gay, some straight - as they navigate shifting relationships on the cusp of turning 30. The film screened at a wide range of festivals, including Outfest, where it won the best actress award for Nicole Bilderback, and the Fort La...

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    Making a Statement: "We Pedal Uphill" Director Roland Tec

    Roland Tec's "We Pedal Uphill" opens in New York City on Friday, March 20, 2009.

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    Cary Joji Fukunaga on "Sin Nombre": Border Crossings, Authenticity, and Authorship

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This interview was originally published as part of our coverage of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Humanizing an Icon: "Valentino: The Last Emperor" Director Matt Tyrnauer

    Matt Tyrnauer's "Valentino: The Last Emperor" offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fashion, featuring access never-before allowed in the high temples of Haute Couture. The legendary Valentino is the star of the film, along with his longtime business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. The film follows them for the final two years of their careers, and show the struggles the two men face as they confront the final act of a nearly 50-year career at the top of the world's most glamorous and competitive game. The struggle of art against commerce is at the center of the film. In the end, however, the story proves to be not one about money or ...

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    Creating a Unique Thematic and Visual World: "The Perfect Sleep" Director Jeremy Alter

    In director Jeremy Alter's film, "The Perfect Sleep," a man with no name returns to the violent, brutal domain of assassins he left ten years before - back when they dubbed him The Mad Monk for his disregard for his own life and his intense devotion to one woman, Porphyria; a beautiful, luminescent ...

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    SXSW Interview: "45365" Director Turner Ross

    Editor's Note: This is one of a series of interviews, conducted via email, with directors whose films are screening at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival.

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