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    INTERVIEW | Michael Fassbender On Life, "Shame," Sex and "A Dangerous Method"

    Since their dual premieres in Venice, David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" and Steve McQueen's "Shame" have defined 2011 as the year of Michael Fassbender.

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    Livestream: "iW Meets..." series at NYFF - Borderline Films and "The Kid With a Bike"

    Check out the "indieWIRE Meets..." series at the 49th New York Film Festival today, with conversations streamed live from the Elinor Brunin Munroe Film Center.

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    You’re Invited: Pedro Almodovar, Willem Dafoe, John Landis & More Talking at NYFF

    Connect with filmmakers at the 49th New York Film Festival by checking out the NYFF Forums, a series of free conversations and panels with participants from this year's event.

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    NYFF REVIEW | "Paradise Lost 3" Ends a Saga of Injustice, But Many Questions Remain

    "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival in an unfinished form because the film's real ending arrived, unexpectedly, a few weeks earlier. The men known as the "West Memphis 3," imprisoned while teenagers for crimes they likely didn't commit, spent 18 years behind bars. In August, they entered a trio of "Alford pleas," relying on a little-known law that allowed them to plead guilty while maintaining their innocence. Sentenced to time served, they went free that day. That meant 36-year-old Damien Echols evaded the death penalty; Jesse Misskelley and Jason Baldwin were released from their lif...

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    Abel Ferrara's "4:44 Last Day on Earth" Is the Upbeat Alternative to "Melancholia"

    Abel Ferrara's movies often take place in a world dominated by destructive tendencies that range from corruption and perversion to Catholic guilt. "4:44 Last Day on Earth," Ferrara's first New York production in a decade, takes that fixation even further by imagining the end of the...

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    With "Carnage," Polanski Fights a Losing Battle to Make Theater Cinematic. But What a Cast.

    Yasmina Reza's hit play "God of Carnage" ingeniously traps its characters on the stage. A dark comedy unfolding in real time, the chaotic plot involves a pair of well-to-do parents sorting blame for an unseen fight between their children. As they wander about one couple's apar...

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    Get a Head Start On the 49th New York Film Festival

    Get a head start on the 49th New York Film Festival (it kicks off today) by checking out reviews of some of the big films playing at the event and interviews with some of this year's talent.

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    Here's The Top Grossing New York Film Festival Opening Night Films

    indieWIRE is offering a weekly retrospective box office chart, based on a debuting indie release or a current event on the international film scene. Today, iW is taking a look at the track record of New York Film Festival's opening night film, in honor of the fest's 49th edition kicking off tonight ...

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    NYFF '11 | Abel Ferrara Contemplates Sobriety and End of the World in "4:44"

    "It's a one-set film and you're going to live and die in the place you are," says Abel Ferrera about his latest film, "4:44 Last Day on Earth." Speaking to a Film Society at Lincoln Center audience last week, Ferrara discussed why he chose to confront the end of the world inside a New York apartment...

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    indieWIRE's 5 Hidden Gems from the 2011 New York Film Festival

    The New York Film Festival, which begins September 30, offers plenty on the surface: There's the new Roman Polanski (opening-night selection "Carnage"), the sweeter side of the Dardenne brothers ("The Kid With a Bike") and David Cronenberg turning his camera on the relat...

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