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    'Gimme the Loot' Director Adam Leon Talks His Indie Bronx Adventure, Meryl Streep and 'Barry Lyndon'

    Adam Leon's "Gimme the Loot," which took home the Best Narrative Feature award at SXSW 2012, opens in Los Angeles this weekend with a 96% Fresh rating to back it. The festival hit, which also went to Cannes, New Directors/New Films, the San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle Film Festivals, got the ...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Gimme the Loot' Delivers; Two New Comedies Flounder

    With A24 taking last week's limited smash "Spring Breakers" wide quickly to mainly non-arthouses, this week's new films offer only modest promise for future bookings. IFC's "Gimme the Loot" had a standout New York opening, but the company, which thrives with appropriate Video on Demand placement, is...

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    This Week's Review Report

    Lots of new releases today, but not a ton of new reviews. The big reason, it seems, is that none of these new releases are doing particularly well with critics, many of them falling in in the "C" and low "B" area of our Criticwire scale. Nonetheless, with so many choices, you're bound to find someth...

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    'Gimme the Loot' Writer-Director Adam Leon Discusses His Buzzed-About Debut That Won Big at Last Year's SXSW

    This interview with "Gimme the Loot" writer-director Adam Leon originally ran during last year's New Directors/New Films film festival, during which his debut screened. "Gimme the Loot" opens this Friday via Sundance Selects and is currently available on VOD. The 42nd edition of ND/NF is currently...

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    Jonathan Demme to Present Festival Favorite 'Gimme the Loot'

    First-time filmmaker Adam Leon has had a pretty great year. Almost exactly a year ago his debut film "Gimme the Loot" premiered at SXSW to an extremely warm reception (Eric Kohn called it "a lovingly handmade affair" in his review from the festival). The film won Best Narrative Feature in Austin and...

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    Jonathan Demme Will Present Adam Leon's Stellar Debut and SXSW Winner 'Gimme the Loot'

    Director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") will present Adam Leon's "Gimme the Loot."

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    Seattle Film Festival Virgin Diary 1

    The Seattle Film Festival has been going since May 17, so I'll be arriving a bit late to the party Thursday afternoon. The country's longest festival wraps up this Sunday, and I've been watching screeners in Los Angeles to prepare myself. Large and local, this festival offers cinephiles plenty of ri...

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    The Top 5 Criticwire Recommendations from ND/NF 2012

    If there’s one thing that New Directors/New Films had trouble doing this year, it was generating a consensus. Out of the films that screened as part of this year’s festival, 12 received both A's and F's from critics who attended screenings at the MoMA/Film Society of Lincoln Center series, which con...

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    FUTURES: 'Gimme the Loot' Writer/Director Adam Leon Brings His New York Love Letter Back Home

    New York-based writer/director Adam Leon is going to have a tough time topping these past few weeks. At the recently wrapped SXSW film festival in Austin, the first-time feature filmmaker won the event's Narrative Grand Jury Prize for his debut, "Gimme the Loot." Shortly after the win, Sundance Sele...

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    New Directors/New Films 2012: 10 Films Indiewire Thinks You Should See

    The 41st edition of New Directors/New Films kicks off tonight at MoMA and continues through April 1. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA, the event will offer 29 features and 12 short films from around the world -- all of which are first or second features.

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