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    The Best and Worst Advice LAFF Filmmakers Have Ever Received

    Indiewire had the opportunity to interview some of the filmmakers who showed films at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The interviews are part of the How I Shot That series, where many of these filmmakers were eager to disclose some of the best and worst advice they have received in their careers...

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    LAFF Review: Haunting, Devastating 'Life And Mind Of Mark DeFriest' Depicts Prison Life Of Notorious Escape Artist

    In the late 1970s, a 19-year-old Mark DeFriest caught four years in jail for picking up some tools before his father’s will was probated. His stepmother called the police, and Mark made a run for it, landing him in jail. Mark’s tendency to run has kept him there ever since. A compulsive (and talente...

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    LAFF Review: ‘Nightingale’ Starring David Oyelowo Can’t Break Free From Form Despite Stunning Central Performance

    There is no discussion of Elliott Lester’s “Nightingale” without David Oyelowo. The psychological drama is openly an actor’s showcase, subscribing to a single character and location with the same verve as its unavoidable soulmate, “Locke.” Like that film, it also turns to technology for sneaking a b...

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    LAFF Women Directors: Meet Jennifer Prediger and Jess Weixler (Trouble Dolls)

    "We were inspired by the bizarre living spaces that exist in NYC. The city is pretty crammed with people, and for many, leading a relaxed, spacious, 'normal' life is too expensive."

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    LAFF: Dir. Kerem Sanga and Team on the Comedic Exploits of Unplanned Parenthood in 'The Young Kieslowski'

    Director Kerem Sanga, producer Danny Leiner and stars Ryan Malgarini and Haley Lu Richardson shared with us their thoughts on this amusing story about decisions, unpredictable fate, and the uncertainty of young love.

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    LAFF Review: Nathan Silver's 'Uncertain Terms' An Affecting and Deftly Told Family Affair

    Filmmaker Nathan Silver is on his fourth feature film in about as many years, and the latest, “Uncertain Terms,” continues in the style of naturalistic, bittersweet tales. It’s a family affair for Silver, as he often casts his mother, Cindy Silver, and in “Uncertain Terms” he even takes inspiration ...

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): One Last Shot for ‘Billy Mize & The Bakersfield Sound’

    William J. Saunders worked at NFL Films after graduating from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. At the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival he will premiere his new film "Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound."

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Capturing the 'Right Feeling' of an Attempted Murder Scene in 'Los Ángeles'

    Director Damian John Harper and cinematographer Friede Clausz are screening their first feature film "Los Ángeles," about a young kid who tries to cross the border from Mexico in order to support his family, at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. The duo previously collaborated on the short film ...

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    What Cameras Did the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Filmmakers Use?

    We interviewed several of the filmmakers whose films are showing at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. One of the questions that most interested us is what camera these visionaries used to create their masterpieces.

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Long Handheld Takes Weren't An Easy Feat When Shooting 'Uncertain Terms'

    Writer and director Nathan Silver is known for “The Blind” (2008), “Exit Elena” (2012) and “Soft In The Head” (2013). At this year's Los Angeles Film Festival he will premiere his new film “Uncertain Terms.”

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