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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Fear(s) of the Dark" Director Charles Burns

    Directed by Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire, Romaine Slocombe, Jerry Kramsky, Michel Pirus and Etienne Robial, "Fear(s) of the Dark" is a collection of fearful tales by ten cutting-edge and acclaimed graphic artists. Their intertwined storie...

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    Cameron talks Avatar on CBC

    "It's going to be interesting," Cameron said on CBC's The Hour back in October 2008. The director is talking about "Avatar," a movie that has already eaten up two years of his life, and has one more to go. "We finished with the actors," he says. "We're in CG hell. We're trying to create a world from...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Choose Connor" Director Luke Eberl

    Luke Eberl's "Choose Connor" premiered at the CineVegas International Film Festival in June 2007, and has since played in dozens of fests, including the Rome Film Festival, the Woodstock Film Festival, and the Philadelphia Film Festival, where it won the American Independent's Award. The film follows an idealistic 15-year old (Alex Linz), who becomes the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor (Steven Weber),, only to be exploited through Connor's election campaign. 22-year old Eberl, making his feature directorial debut after a career acting (with credits including TV series' "Big Love" and "Cold Case), talked to indieWI...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Happy-Go-Lucky" Director Mike Leigh

    In the opening scenes of "Happy-Go-Lucky," Poppy, a thirty-year-old teacher dressed in flea market duds and fishnet stockings, pedals through London dispensing cheer -- then ends up getting her bike stolen. Instead of going ballistic like most of us, Poppy regroups in the time it takes to say Shit ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela" Director Olaf de Fleur Johannesson

    Icelandic director Olaf de Fleur Johannesson's "The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela" is an 85 minute drama which chronicles the story of a naive but street smart Filipina transsexual prostitute named Raquela who decides to travel in order to find her prince charming. Like many Transsexuals (often known as "Ladyboys") in the Philippines, Raquela dreams of marrying a heterosexual man from the West. She spends much of her time on the Internet looking for men who can come and rescue her. They promise to come, but time after time Raquela gets stood up at the airport. Her life changes when, by luck, she lands a job as a webcam host on a transsexu...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell" Director Matt Wolf

    Matt Wolf makes his feature directorial debut with the documentary "Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell." The film celebrates Arthur Russell, an important figure from New York's downtown music scene of the 1970s and 1980s. The film features commentary from people such as Allen Ginsberg, ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Amexicano" Director Matthew Bonifacio and Writer Carmine Famiglietti

    Director Matthew Bonifacio and writer Carmine Famiglietti's "Amexicano" is the story of an Italian-American and a Mexican illegal immigrant form an unlikely friendship in Queens, New York. Bruno (Carmine Famiglietti), is lazy, out of work and late with his rent. When an opportunity for work comes al...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Loins of Punjab Presents" Director Manish Acharya

    Manish Acharya's directorial debut, "Loins of Pubjab Presents" follows a group of "would-be superstars" in a New Jersey-based, Bollywood-inspired "Desi Idol" singing competition, sponsored by local butcher company Loins of Punjab. The finalists competing for the $25,000 prize represent the South Asian diaspora through a "delightfully eclectic cross-section" of personalities. The #1 English language comedy ever to open in India, "Loins" has screened and garnered prizes at international film festivals including the First Run Film Festival, New York's 2007 South Asian International Film Festival, and the 2007 San Francisco International South As...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Ping Pong Playa" Director Jessica Yu

    Almost exactly a year ago, Jessica Yu's Ping Pong Playa premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her first foray into feature fiction filmmaking after documentaries such as Academy Award winning short, "Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien" and last year's "Protagonist,...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "August Evening" Director Chris Eska

    Director Chris Eska's "August Evening" revolves around an aging undocumented farm worker named Jaime and his young, widowed daughter-in-law, Lupe, who have their lives thrown into upheaval. Lupe happens to be more of a daughter to Jaime than his own children, and the two try to stick together but change is inevitable. At the heart of the story is the conflict between generations. Aging parents and grown children have difficulty expressing both their love and mutual disappointment in each other. "August Evening" won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards and took best dramatic feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival i...

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