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    Meet the 2011 LA Film Festival Filmmakers | "Cheonggyecheon Medley: A Dream of Iron" Director Park

    In the Cheonggyecheon district of Seoul, merchants started casting metal from military war scraps after the Japanese occupation. Generations later, iron workers continue their labor by hand in an era where technology has far surpassed their industrial skills.

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    Meet the 2011 LA Film Festival Filmmakers | "Salaam Dunk" Director David Fine

    Basketball is much more than a game in David Fine's stirring documentary about an Iraqi women's basketball team at the American University of Iraq—Sulaimani in Kurdistan. For the young women on the team, most of whom have never touched a basketball or been allowed to play any sport, it is a blissful...

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    LAFF Adds Artists in Residence Erykah Badu and Daniele Luppi, Galas Devil's Double, Attack The Block

    Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival has chosen its 2011 artists in residence: Erykah Badu and Daniele Luppi. The fest is also adding Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine to it series of Conversations, and Gala screenings of SXSW hit Attack the Block (pictured) and Sundance entry The Devil's Doub...

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    LAFF Opens with Linklater's Bernie, Lineup Includes Remembering Sidney Lumet, Gosling's Drive Gala

    The Los Angeles Film Festival will open with the world premiere of Richard Linklater's Bernie on June 16 and close with Troy Nixey's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark on June 26. Bernie - which fest director Rebecca Yeldham calls a "delicious black comedy" - stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew ...

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    Richard Linklater's "Bernie" To Open Los Angeles Film Festival

    The world premiere of Richard Linklater's "Bernie" will kick off the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 16, it was announced today. Written by Skip Hollandsworth and Linklater, the film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. Black plays Bernie, the beloved mortician in a small T...

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    "Green Lantern," "Drive," Franco, Taymor and Del Toro All On Tap For Los Angeles Film Fest

    The Los Angeles Film Festival made a slew of announcements regarding its 2011 edition today, including the appointment of Guillermo del Toro as the festival's guest director, as well as selections for closing night ("Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark"), a special screening ("Green Lantern"), galas (includ...

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    LA Film Fest 2011: Programmers Talk Lineup for Downtown Festival, June 16-26 UPDATED

    Film Independent has made its first round of selections for the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival, running June 16-26, returning to downtown's L.A. Live. Over 30 countries will be represented by the 200-plus features, shorts and music videos. Special events, galas, the tentpole opening and closing nigh...

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    19 Films Set for Los Angeles Film Festival Competitions; Premieres & More

    Details of the Los Angeles Film Festival were unveiled today with 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos on tap for the event's 2011 edition, including 19 films screening in the ten-day event's Narrative and Documentary Competition. LAFF will return to its downtown hub at L.A. Live with 27 Worl...

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    Jamie Foxx Presents: Thunder Soul, A Tribute To Kashmere's Funk Powerhouse

    Music doc Thunder Soul is a heartfelt celebration of Funk and the transformative powers of a great teacher. Mark Landsman's doc, which won an audience award at SXSW and Los Angeles Film Fest, among other fests last year, also earned an Indie Spirit nomination. It's about how in the 1970s one teacher...

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    Toolkit | Meet the Los Angeles Film Festival Programmers (In Their Own Words)

    Continuing our series profiling festival programmers, beginning with the Sundance Film Festival last Summer and later SXSW and Tribeca, indieWIRE is profiling the programmers of the Los Angeles Film Festival, taking place January 16 - 26 in Downtown Los Angeles.

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