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    'Graceland' Writer-Director Ron Morales Offers Advice on How to Shoot in a Foreign Location

    Filipino crime thriller "Graceland," follows the worst day in a chauffeur's life: when both his daughter and the daughter of his corrupt politician boss get ambushed in a kidnapping. Shot guerrilla-style in just 17 days on location in the Philippines with no permits, writer-director Ron Morales and ...

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    'The Kitchen' Director Ishai Setton Shares a Scene From His Experimental Comedy Starring Laura Prepon & Dreama Walker

    What the Film's About: In this ensemble comedy set entirely inside a kitchen in Los Angeles, Jennifer (Laura Prepon), is about to turn 30. What starts out as a well-intentioned day of celebration quickly spirals into an ill-fated farce. Amidst all the chaos, Jennifer tries to figure out what it mean...

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    Doc Filmmaker Gets Deeply Embedded With Roman Polanski Case in Scene From 'Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out'

    Following the success of the documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired," director Marina Zenovich planned to make a short film about how that film reopened the case. She was scheduled to interview Polanski in November of 2009 after he completed "The Ghost Writer" -- but the Oscar-winner was a...

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    In Her Own Words: Rebecca Thomas Shares One of Her Most Challenging Scenes From 'Electrick Children'

    Writer-director Rebecca Thomas, a Mormon and native of Las Vegas, uses her fable "Electrick Children" to explore the story of a precocious yet sheltered girl living with her Mormon fundamentalist family, who experiences a spiritual awakening on her fifteenth birthday after discovering a rock 'n roll...

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    In His Own Words: Jean-Jacques Annaud Shares a Scene From 'Day of the Falcon' Starring Antonio Banderas

    Jean-Jacques Annaud, no stranger to period epics (having directed "Enemy at the Gates" and "Seven Years in Tibet"), is back in theaters this Friday with another ambitious undertaking, the 1930's set "Day of the Falcon," starring Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong and Freida Pinto. The sprawling Arabian d...

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    In His Own Words: Writer-Director Salvador Litvak Shares a Scene From His Micro-budget CineCollage Film, 'Saving Lincoln'

    Abraham Lincoln, who was born on this day in 1809, is not only the subject of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "Lincoln," but also "Saving Lincoln," an indie historical drama filmed entirely on green-screen. The film comes out in select theaters this Friday. Exclusive to Indiewire, writer-director...

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    In His Own Words: Eytan Fox Shares a Scene From 'Yossi,' His Sequel to 'Yossi & Jagger'

    Below, director Eytan Fox shares a scene from "Yossi," his acclaimed follow-up to "Yossi & Jagger," that premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival to great notices. Written by Itay Segal, the sequel picks up with Yossi as a workaholic Tel Aviv doctor who meets a soldier on the road after he’s f...

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    In His Own Words: Daniel Schechter Shares a Scene From 'Supporting Characters,' Starring Lena Dunham and Alex Karpovsky

    "Girls" mainstays Alex Karpovsky and Lena Dunham star in "Supporting Characters," a romantic comedy about a film editing power duo (Karpovsky and Tarik Lowe), struggling with their careers, friendship and relationships with the opposite sex. Writer-director Daniel Schechter drew on a lot of his own ...

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    In Their Own Words: 'Dying To Do Letterman' Directors Attempt to Mine Laughs Out of Cancer in Tricky Scene

    In the documentary "Dying To Do Letterman," filmmakers Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina follow comedian Steve Mazan on his journey to fulfill his dream of performing stand-up comedy on "The Late Show with David Letterman," after hearing the news that he is dying of cancer. Below the pair share an ex...

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    In His Own Words: Marshall Lewy Shares a Scene From 'California Solo' Starring Robert Carlyle

    The ever dependable Robert Carlyle, usually relegated to playing a supporting character, gets a chance to show off his leading-man chops in the upcoming indie "California Solo," a recent best-narrative-feature winner at the Woostock Film Festival. In the drama from Marshall Lewy ("Blue State"), Carl...

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