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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Roman de Gare" Director Claude Lelouch

    That the number of French films to find distribution here continues to dwindle is hardly news. What's less noted is that while American cinephiles are familiar with French art film -- Jacques Rivette, Olivier Assayas, Arnaud Desplechin come to mind -- they've had less exposure to France's "boulevard" crowd pleasers. (Exceptions, of course, are art crossovers "Amelie" and "La Vie en Rose"). Now along comes "Roman de Gare" from Claude Lelouch, a thriller with the pace and jolting twists of a studio film. It proudly flaunts its pop creds: roman de gare translates as "airport reading' or "potboiler" and Lelouch embraces the strong suit, as he se...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts" Director Scott Hicks

    Director Scott Hicks' documentary "Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts" traces an eventful year in contemporary composer Philip Glass's life as he stages the opera "Waiting for the Barbarians," writes his eighth symphony, scores several films, travels the world and maintains a family with his fourth wife, Holly. Given unprecedented access to Glass' working process, family life, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, Hicks gives us a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man. Koch Lorber Films opens the film Friday, April 18 at New York's IFC Center with subsequent release dates to be anno...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Shotgun Stories" Writer/director Jeff Nichols

    Writer/director Jeff Nichols' thriller "Shotgun Stories" tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their fam...

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    Avatar's James Cameron Talks 3D

    Variety tech wonk David S. Cohen conducts an in-depth interview with James Cameron about something he knows a little bit about: 3D. An early believer and innovator in the technology that looks to revolutionize the way many movies are made, Cameron expounds at length. (He reveals some tech details on...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Body of War" Co-Director Ellen Spiro

    Director Ellen Spiro, whose slew of documentaries have played in film festivals and won awards across the world, most recently teamed up with ex-talk show host Phil Donahue for "Body of War." "War" chronicles the story of Tomas Young, a young U.S. soldier who returns from Iraq paralyzed from a bulle...

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    ND/NF '08 INTERVIEW | "Falling From Earth" Director Chadi Zenneddine

    In the sixth installment of short interviews spotlighting emerging filmmakers in the current series New Directors/New Films, indieWIRE received remarks from "Falling From Earth" director Chadi Zenneddine, about his film that details four lonely people in 1958 Beirut. The films is screening in ND/NF...

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    ND/NF '08 INTERVIEW | "Valse Sentimentale" Director Constantina Voulgaris and "XXY" Director Lucia P

    In the fifth installment of short interviews spotlighting emerging filmmakers in the current series New Directors/New Films, indieWIRE received remarks from "Valse Sentimentale" director Constantina Voulgaris, about her film that focuses on a summer of love in Athens as well as Lucia Puenzo's film ...

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    ND/NF '08 INTERVIEW | "Slingshot Hip Hop" Director Jackie Reem Salloum and "Water Lilies" Director C

    In the fourth installment of short interviews spotlighting emerging filmmakers in the current series New Directors/New Films, indieWIRE received remarks from "Slingshot Hip Hop" director Jackie Reem Salloum about her film which focuses on the universality of hip hop as well as Celina Sciamma's film ...

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    ND/NF '08 INTERVIEW | "Soul Carriage" Director Conrad Clark and "Japan Japan" Director Lior Shamriz

    In the third installment of short interviews spotlighting emerging filmmakers in the current series New Directors/New Films, indieWIRE received remarks from "Soul Carriage" director Conrad Clark on his story of urbanization set against the backdrop of an evolving China as well as "Japan Japan" direc...

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    ND/NF '08 INTERVIEW | "Wonderful Town" Director Aditya Assarat and "The Toe Tactic Director Emily Hu

    In the second round of interviews spotlighting emerging filmmakers being spotlighted in the New Directors/New Films series in New York, indieWIRE received short responses from "Wonderful Town" director Aditya Assarat and "The Toe Tactic" director Emily Hubley. "Wonderful Town" tells the story of lon...

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