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    AFI Fest Review: Audacious 'Clip' Winds Up Overwhelmed By Its Own Despair

    Maja Miloš’s debut feature film “Clip” continues to tour the festival circuit, including stopovers at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Buenos Aires International Fesitval of Independent Cinema, Montreal’s Festival Du Nouveau Cinema and, most recently, in AFI&...

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    AFI Fest Review: Joe Swanberg's 'All the Light in the Sky' Is a Minor Effort in a Minor Key

    Some filmmakers invest in each new movie with a robustness comparable to a band making a full-fledged musical album, but Joe Swanberg's lean, scrappy approach to each project often results in works resembling individual tracks. "All the Light in the Sky" is a B-side in the prolific you...

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    5 Hottest Short Film Discoveries at AFI Fest

    Positioned at the end of the calendar year, AFI Fest has a reputation for rounding up the hottest shorts winding up their festival circuit and launching new films that will be the shining stars of 2013. While the majority of festival’s 56 official selections came via traditional channels, AFI...

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    AFI FEST Review: 'Hitchcock' Sports a Fine Anthony Hopkins Performance, But Does It Downplay Hitch's Genius?

    "Hitchcock" takes place during the legendary production of "Psycho" in 1959, but it never shows a single frame of the movie itself.

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    AFI Fest Review: ‘Hitchcock’ A Breezy, Disposable Effort Saved By Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren’s Dedicated Performances

    Hypnotic, beautiful, and perilous in equal measure – one needn’t glance anywhere else but at the leading ladies of Alfred Hitchcock’s films to garner their intense influence, yet as dramatized in “Anvil!” director Sacha Gervasi’s loving biopic, “Hitchcock,” the real authority lingered off the set at...

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    Get to Know 11 AFI Fest Filmmakers In Their Own Words

    As has been the case for several years now, Indiewire is the best place to get to know AFI Fest filmmakers ahead of the annual event, which runs Nov. 1-8 this year. Over the past few days, we've been posting 2012 filmmaker profiles leading up to the launch tonight in Los Angeles with the officia...

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    Meet the 2012 AFI FEST Filmmakers #11: 'Only the Young' Director Elizabeth Mims

    An unorthodox documentary and feature debut for director Elizabeth Mims, "Only the Young" is a portrait of three teenagers who "find things to do in a a place that offers nothing." Set in a small desert town "just beyond the shadow of magic mountain," the story's young protagonists "discover first l...

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    Meet the 2012 AFI FEST Filmmakers #10: 'Electrick Children' Director Rebecca Thomas

    A Mormon and native of Las Vegas who cites as influences "The Wizard of Oz" and "My So-Called Life," director Rebecca Thomas uses "Electrick Children" to explore the story of a "precocious yet sheltered girl living with her Mormon fundamentalist family," who experiences a spiritual awakening on her ...

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    Meet the 2012 AFI FEST Filmmakers #9: 'APE' Director Joel Potrykus

    Before turning to film, director Joel Potrykus spent time working as a frustrated small-time comic in New York, an experience on which "APE" is based. " The lousy jokes, the annoying co-workers, the anger, it's all real," Potrykus says. "I like making movies that tell the truth." In an apparent depa...

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    Meet the 2012 AFI FEST Filmmakers #8: 'Clip' Director Maja Miloš

    "Clip" was inspired by self-shot mobile phone videos that she came upon online, says Serbian director Maja Miloš, depicting the violent, sexual and drug-related escapades of modern teenagers. Filmed in documentary style, with non-professional actors, "Clip" tells the story of Jasna, a teenage girl t...

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