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    How Indie Producer Jon Kilik Works with Mavericks, from Spike Lee and Gary Ross to Bennett Miller

    Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." He's also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's "Do the Right T...

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    Emmanuelle Seigner On Roman Polanski's 'Venus in Fur': 'I Have to Be Much Better Than Another Actress Because I'm His Wife.'

    Paris-born Emmanuelle Seigner, who started out as a model at 14, has already proved herself as a talented performer in films like "La Vie en Rose" and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." Still, her lead turn in "Venus in Fur," a tense two-hander adapted from David Ives Tony-nominated play by Seigne...

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    UNESCO Fellini Award Went to United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) Founder and Festival Director

    The International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) recently presented at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris the UNESCO Fellini Medal to Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nation...

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    Why David Michôd Steered Clear of Hollywood to Shoot 'The Rover' with Pearce and Pattinson (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    After Oscar-nominated "Animal Kingdom" hit Hollywood, Australian director David Michod was the talk of the town, doing rounds of meetings and reading stacks of scripts. One day he told his agents: "I want to stop reading, I'm not getting any work done." That film, which debuted at Cannes as a midnig...

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    Watch: Jean-Luc Godard Gives a 45-Minute Interview About His Mind-Boggling 'Goodbye to Language 3D'

    Last month Indiewire was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to watch French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language 3D" at Cannes. Now, Godard has sat down with Canon Europe to discuss the making of his latest picture, which was shot in 3D.

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    'Manuscripts Don't Burn' is an Outstandingly Unflinching Cinematic Statement Against a Regime

    Subtly and keeping his plea cinematic and authentic, Rasoulof’s "Manuscripts" is a clandestine art work that bluntly and fearlessly looks at his censors in the eye making it clear that their insidious and invasive tactics will never be enough to silence his voice.

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    Mexican Director Amat Escalante Talks Violent Love Story 'Heli,' Out Now in Select Cities

    When it screened at Cannes in 2013, the Mexican film “Heli” raised eyebrows and some hackles for its unsparing evocation of Mexico’s drug-war violence, including torture. A compelling story of one simple family who, through no real fault of their own, stumble into a nightmare, “Heli” was director Am...

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    Oscar Watch: DreamWorks' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Leads Animation Race

    Looking for a summer Oscar contender? 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is the frontrunner for animated feature. DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg and producer Bonnie Arnold take us behind the making of the movie.

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    Welcome to Screen Talk, Indiewire's New Weekly Podcast, with New Co-Host

    Some of you may remember Oscar Talk, an awards-focused podcast I did for some years with In Contention's Kris Tapley. We said goodbye to that after the last Oscars, and now I'm starting up again with a new podcast, Screen Talk, and new producer and sparring partner, Indiewire's New York-based critic...

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    This Movie Weekend Looks Bright, From an Oscar Sure-Bet to a Raunchy Buddy Comedy and a Grab Bag of Fest Faves

    This weekend boasts two major studio releases poised to duke it out for box office victory, as well as a few more modestly scaled indies that have been holding court on the festival circuit all year.

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