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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | Film Noir as Bad Dream: "Dark Streets" Director Rachel Samuels

    Rachel Samuels' third feature, "Dark Streets," is a film noir set against a 1930s story of booze, blues and jazz. Based on the play by Glenn Stewart, "Streets" follows nightclub owner Chaz Davenport (Gabriel Mann), whose life becomes complicated when he find a note sent by his recently deceased fath...

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    "He Didn't Bail, That's a Little Bit Unfair": "The Reader" Director Stephen Daldry

    Though literary works are catnip to filmmakers, it's always dicey to reinvent one for the screen. Witness "Revolutionary Road," which will send the unwary viewer reaching for the Welbutrin, despite the best efforts of Kate and Leo, reunited for first time since the boat went down. Trouble is, what often gets lost in the translation to screen is the element which can raise a dark book above merely depressing: language, a writer's capital. Of course, very occasionally a film adaptation can be better than the novel - the case with "The English Patient," which retained the original's powerfully haunting tone, while spelling out the novel's bur...

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    HONOR ROLL '08 | "You Should Never Feel Successful": "Up the Yangtze" Director Yung Chang

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a daily December series that will feature new or previously published interviews and profiles of some of the year's best filmmakers, writers, actors and actresses.

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    HONOR ROLL '08 | Viva La Revolution: Steven Soderbergh Rebels Again with "Che"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This interview -- which includes an exclusive video clip from "Che" -- is the latest in a daily December series featuring interviews and profiles of some of the year's best filmmakers, writers, actors and actresses.

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    HONOR ROLL '08 | "Trouble the Water" Co-Directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a daily December series that will feature new or previously published interviews and profiles of some of the year's best filmmakers, writers, actors and actresses.

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    HONOR ROLL '08 | "Ballast" Director Lance Hammer

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a daily December series that will feature new or previously published interviews and profiles of some of the year's best filmmakers, writers, actors and actresses.

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    Jackman Talks Australia, Wolverine, Cleo

    Hugh Jackman knows how to work a room.

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | Taking it all On: Ellen Kuras Directs "The Betrayal"

    It's a soggy afternoon in late October and Ellen Kuras would love to just curl up in bed and get over the wicked flu bug she has, but there's just too much to do - including a lengthy phone interview for this piece. However, multitasking has become second nature to Kuras, in fact, she's made a caree...

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    indieWIRE | The End of Cancer? Director Steve Kroschel Speaks of "The Beautiful Truth"

    Steve Kroschel's "The Beautiful Truth" follows the story of 15-year old Garrett. After the unexpected and tragic death of his mother, Garret, who is an animal-loving teenager, spirals downward and fast. His father withdraws Garrett to be home-schooled to avoid flunking out. Growing up on an Alaskan ...

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    indieWIRE PROFILE | "A Christmas Tale" Director Arnaud Desplechin

    Fresh on the heels of 2005's critical hit "Kings And Queen," Arnaud Desplechin is returning to American screens this fall with his new film, "A Christmas Tale" (Un Conte de Noel). Already a hit on the international festival circuit, "A Christmas Tale" is also Desplechin's most successful release to date; international box-office receipts for the film have exceeded $4,000,000. indieWIRE caught up with Desplechin after his recent New York Film Festival screenings to discuss the film and his thoughts on the prospects for commercial success in the United States. The film launched its VOD release earlier this week and debuts today in theaters (and...

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