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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Mat Whitecross, Co-Director of "The Road to Guantanamo"

    A blend between drama and documentary, "The Road to Guantanamo," debuted at the Berlinale earlier this year with much media fanfare. The film is the saga of the Tipton Three. In 2001, the three British nationals traveled to Pakistan for a wedding and later took a diversion to Afghanistan. Along the way, the three were captured by the Northern Alliance who were fighting the Taliban, and were later held by the Americans. The three were then sent to the Guantanamo prison camp where they stayed for two years. Co-directed with Michael Winterbottom ("A Cock and Bull Story"), Mat Whitecross participated in iW's email interview series about the film....

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Lian Lunson, Director of "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man"

    Fresh from a run on the fest circuit that has included stops in Toronto, Sundance, and Berlin (among many others) is Lian Lunson's "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man," a documentary about the acclaimed and influential musician. Opening this Wednesday at Film Forum in New York, the movie is anchored at a the "Came So Far For Beauty" show, a tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House in Australia last year. The film features interview footage with Cohen as well as live performances by Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth Orton, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jarvis Cocker, The Handsome Family, Julie Chr...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Patrick Creadon, Director of "Wordplay"

    Will Shortz, New York Times puzzlemaster and connoisseur of word-based brain-teasers, is the primary subject of Patrick Creadon's accommplished and acclaimed documentary, "Wordplay." Creadon investigates what it takes to create a crossword puzzle for the Times, while also highlighting a number of contestants at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. The Sundance Film Festival, where the film debuted in competition this year, described the film as "an engrossing, yet lighthearted portrait of an American institution...and its masterful execution produces the same satisfaction as completing a particularly ingenuous and challenging puzzle." Th...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Josh Gilbert, Director of "a/k/a Tommy Chong"

    Josh Gilbert's popular festival documentary "a/k/a Tommy Chong" looks at the entertainer who made his name as part of the comedic duo, Cheech & Chong. Charged three years ago for selling bongs over the Internet, Chong -- a vocal opponent the U.S. administration's war on terror -- was sentanced to pr...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Ian Gamazon and Neill dela Llana, Co-directors of "Cavite"

    Ian Gamazon and Neill dela Llana's "Cavite," which debuted at the 2005 Rotterdam Film Festival and then had its North American premiere at SXSW, opened last week in theaters. Today's indieWIRE Interview kicks off a new weekly series of email interviews with directors of new films opening in theaters...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Goran Rusinovic: "The life of a man in exile requires a lot of stren

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Richard Press: "'Virtual Love' is an American story, a portrait of o

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Luiso Berdejo: "If you don't finish what you have to do, what you ha

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Santiago Palavecino: "The idea for this film was born during a time

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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    CANNES L'ATELIER '06 INTERVIEW: Jose Luis Torres Leiva: "I am interested mainly in speaking about so

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Festival de Cannes, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers participating in the L'Atelier du Festival, which according to Cannes, "was created in 2005 to reveal a new generation of filmmakers through the world, whose works, s...

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