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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #57: Louis Sutherland & Mark Albiston Take From Their Past in "Shopping"

    Directing team and friends since childhood, Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston used their personal stories of growing up in New Zealand in the 80's as the inspiration for "Shopping," nominated for the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic award. The coming-of-age story meets crime dr...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #56: Jehane Noujaim Fights Alongside Egyptian Protestors in "The Square (Al Midan)"

    Egyptian-American filmmaker and director of the 2001 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominated "Startup.com" Jehane Noujaim documents the daily lives of the Egyptian activists during the protests of 2011 in "The Square (Al Midan)." Also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the Wor...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #55: What Maxim Pozdorovkin Has in Common with "Pussy Riot"

    Russian filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin and co-director Mike Lerner's "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer," winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award, charts the controversial arrests of the radicial punk rock group of the same name. Pozdorovkin, who shares a similar political ideo...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #54: Giorgio Diritti Searches for Hope in "There Will Come A Day"

    Italian filmmaker Giorgio Diritti's "There Will Come a Day," a nominee for the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic award, contemplates the meaning of life in a journey through nature. The film follows a lost Italian woman as she embarks on a quest towards faith and self-realization...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #53: Chris Nelson Celebrates Delusion in "Ass Backwards"

    A road movie inspired by the likes of early Almodovar and Peter Sellers comedies, "Ass Backwards" is the first feature from Los Angeles filmmaker Chris Nelson. The film follows two best friends who travel back to their hometown to win the beauty pageant they lost as kids. The film starring...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #52: Tinatin Gurchiani Gives Youth a Voice in "The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear"

    Tinatin Gurchiani's "The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear" begins as an experiement as various youths of the country of Georgia arrive at a casting call only to spill their personal stories to the camera. The myriad of lives shared in the film, which screened as a part of the W...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #51: Kalyanee Mam Reveals the Courage of Survival in "A River Changes Course"

    In her feature directorial debut, "A River Changes Course," Cambodian filmmaker Kalyanee Mam goes on a journey following the environmental and economical struggles threatening the futures by three individals in her native country. The cinematographer of 2010's Academy Award-winning doc...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #50: Zhao Qi Documents the Rise of a 'Fallen City'

    Chinese filmmaker Zhao Qi and produer of the 2010 Grandy Jury Prize: Documentary-nominated "Last Train Home," made his directorial debut with "Fallen City" in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. The film documents the recovery of three survivors of the devestating 2008 eart...

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    Monterey Media Grabs Matthew Porterfield's Sundance Drama 'I Used To Be Darker'

    Monterey Media has acquired North American rights to Matthew Porterfield’s “I Used To Be Darker,” which had its world premiere in the NEXT <=> section of the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19. The company plans a summer theatrical release.

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    Phase 4 Films and Kevin Smith Acquire Sundance Comedy 'Milkshake'

    In its second acquisition of the Sundance Film Festival, Phase 4 Films has picked up rights to David Andalman and Mariko Munro’s “Milkshake,” which had its world premiere in the NEXT <=> section on Jan. 20. The company acquired North American rights to Shaka King’s feat...

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