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    Festival Circus: How Film Festivals Can Avoid Failure

    If you get the feeling that festivals come and go, there's a reason.

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    Peaches Talks Gay Rights, Performance Art and Making the Jump to Filmmaking With 'Peaches Does Herself'

    For over a decade, electroclash punk artist Peaches has danced a wild line between pop artist and provocateur. Now she can add "filmmaker" to that resume.

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    Exclusive: Watch the Trailer for Dominique Benicheti's Lost 1973 Doc 'Cousin Jules'

    Awarded the jury prize at the Locarno Film Festival in 1973, Dominique Benicheti's beloved documentary "Cousin Jules" has remained unreleased in the U.S. until now. Ahead of its first stateside theatrical run at New York's Film Forum, Indiewire is pleased to exclusively premiere the trailer for the ...

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    How Diversity Makes Difficult Movies Stand Out: Wrapping the Locarno Film Festival 2013

    Leave it to the Europeans to sprinkle prestige onto an already beloved movie. “Short Term 12” was an indie darling on the festival circuit before it went to Europe, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival and gaining acclaim at other events around the country ahead of its release late...

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    Werner Herzog Meets Abel Ferrara And Talks Shop In Switzerland: 'I have done things I have never done before'

    Werner Herzog is having a productive week in Switzerland. For the duration of the Locarno Film Festival, which concludes its 66th edition on Sunday, Herzog has been the subject of a career retrospective that includes an outdoor screening of his profound jungle epic “Fitzcarraldo” as well as his most...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Home Movie Footage of Genocide Makes 'Pays Barbare' Essential Viewing`

    Redefining history in its own images, the remarkable hourlong found footage project "Pays Barbare" is less documentary than curated document. Longtime Italian avant garde directors Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi ("From the Pole to the Equator") assemble material from a private archive cov...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 'Real' Wanders Through a Comatose Mind

    Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Real" features an ironic title. Like "Inception" or "The Matrix," the movie actively questions whether anything it depicts actually takes place. Set in a near-future where a technology called "sensing" allows people to step into the minds of comatose individuals...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Is 'Wetlands' the Most Disgusting Coming of Age Movie Of All Time?

    The first words to appear onscreen in “Wetlands,” director David Wnendt’s cheerfully profane adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s German-language bestseller, immediately engage with its controversy. "This book shouldn’t be adapted to a film," reads a quote from a letter to the editor.

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Stunning Documentary 'Manakamana' Is the Must-See Cinematic Experience of the Year

    The camera-wielding researchers at Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, an eccentric team responsible for experimental documentaries like last year's groundbreaking fishing-boat portrait "Leviathan" and the shepherd-focused "Sweetgrass," typically refuse to identify as "filmmakers" in the traditional ...

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