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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "King Corn" Director Aaron Woolf

    Directoer Aaron Woolf's doc "King Corn" is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In the film, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes f...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Khadak" Co-Director Jessica Woodworth

    Co-directors Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens drama "Khadak" takes place in Mongolia. The film revolves around the epic story of Bagi, a young nomad confronted with his destiny to become a shaman. A plague strikes the animals and the nomads are forcibly relocated to desolate mining towns. Bagi saves the life of a beautiful coal thief, Zolzaya, and together they reveal the plague was a lie fabricated to eradicate nomadism. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Dramatic section last January and won the Luigi De Laurentiis Award at the 2006 Venice Film Festival. Woodworth took some time out to answer some questions fo...

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    Terror's Advocate: Barbet Schroeder Talks

    Barbet Schroeder is one of those brainiac filmmakers, like Werner Herzog, who moves effortlessly between docs (General Idi Amin Dada), features (Reversal of Fortune), studios (Murder by Numbers) and indies (Barfly), in whatever country (Maitresse) or language (Our Lady of the Assassins) that suits h...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Finishing the Game" Director Justin Lin

    Director Justin Lin's "Finishing the Game" revolves around the unexpected death of Bruce Lee, a world-wide phenomenon and established movie star who passed away at the zenith of his popularity. Having already shot scenes for his upcoming movie, "Game of Death," studio heads decided to complete the film by launching a search for his replacement attracting hopefuls from all around the world. Finishing the Game" is an action-packed "re-imagining" of that casting process for Lee's replacement and examines the leaps and bounds Asians have taken in media representation...or have they? Lin received a Spirit Award nomination for "Better Luck Tomorrow...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "For the Bible Tells Me So" Director Daniel Karslake

    Director Daniel Karslake's doc "For the Bible Tells Me So" revolves around the stories of of five conservative Christian families and explores how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to support its agenda of stigmatizing the gay community and eroding the separation between church and state. The film explores the confrontation between religion and homosexuality Through the experiences of five Christian American families, including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson and others. The Sundance '07 film has taken audience prizes in Seattle, Milwaukee and Outfest. First...

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    "My Kid Could Paint That" Director Amir Bar-Lev

    EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published during the 2007 Sundance Film Festival where the film premiered.

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Desert Bayou" Director Alex LeMay

    Director Alex LeMay follows up 2004's "The Bulls of Suburbia" with "Desert Bayou," a compelling documentary that details 600 African-American Hurricane Katrina evacuees who are transported from New Orleans to a isolated military base in Utah without their knowledge. As he follows their stories, LeMa...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Kurt Cobain: About a Son" Director AJ Schnack

    Director AJ Schnack's doc "Kurt Cobain: About a Son" is probably the closest thing to an autobiography by the former Nirvana lead singer as possible. The film draws upon a series of audiotaped conversations between Cobain and music writer Michael Azerrad over 1992 and 1993, recorded for Azerrad's bo...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Lust, Caution" Director Ang Lee

    There's no lack of buzz around "Lust, Caution," the latest provocation from Ang Lee. Though tepidly received by some Stateside reviewers, who found more caution than lust, it collected the Golden Lion in Venice (Lee's second in three years following "Brokeback Mountain"). "Lust" marks not only Lee's return to a Chinese-based milieu--with his trademark agility, he once again tackles a new genre, this time an erotic espionage thriller, with graphic sex scenes that won the film an NC-17 rating. No question, the film's steamy grappling might be hard to distinguish from pornography. But it could be argued those scenes play a crucial dramatic role-...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Angels in the Dust" Director Louise Hogarth

    Director Louise Hogarth follows up her controversial documentary "The Gift," which discussed gay men who purposely contracted HIV, with "Angels in the Dust." "Angels" tells the story of Marion Cloete, a woman who, along with husband and daughters, left Johannesburg to bring together the village and school of Boikarabelo, where most of "Angels" takes place. The Cloetes provide food, shelter and education for over 550 South African children, most of whom have been orphaned by AIDS or infected themselves. The film won the 2007 Emerging Pictures/Full Frame Audience Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the 2007 Special Jury Prize ...

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