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    Box Office: "Miral," "Potiche" Debut As "Cunningham" Leads Another Strong Specialty Frame (UPDATED)

    Four new specialty films - "Miral," "Potiche," "Mia and the Migoo," and "My Perestroika" - reported box office estimates this morning, each scoring per-theater-averages above $10,000. Alongside a trio of robust holdover films including, "Bill Cunningham, New York," "Win Win" and "Jane Eyre," all com...

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    Robin Hessman Goes Behind the Iron Curtain in "My Perestroika"

    This interview with "My Perestroika" director Robin Hessman was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of last year's New Directors/New Films. "My Perestroika" opens in limited release this Wednesday, March 23.

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    International Film Circuit Readies "My Perestroika" For Theatrical Rollout

    International Film Circuit has announced its plans for a theatrical release of Robin Hessman's "My Perestroika," which premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival and has since gone on to screen at New Directors/New Films, Full Frame (where it won the 2010 Filmmaker Award), and Silverdocs (where...

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    Milwaukee Film Festival Sees Attendance Double for Successful Second Edition

    Yeo-haeng-ja's "A Brand New Life," and Robin Hessman's "My Perestroika," were the big winners at the 2010 Milwaukee Film Festival which just wrapped last Sunday, topping the Fiction Competition and Documentary Competition respectively. Each film walked away with a $2,500 cash prize.

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    Sundance ‘10 | Robin Hessman Goes Behind the Iron Curtain in "My Perestroika"

    Robin Hessman makes her Sundance debut with "My Perestroika," a documentary that "adopts the idea of the 'everyman story,' suggesting that the unheralded lives of the last generation of Soviets to grow up behind the iron curtain hold the key to understanding the contradictions of modern Russia from ...

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