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Meet the 2012 AFI Filmmakers

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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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    Meet the 2012 AFI FEST Filmmakers #7: 'Starlet' Director Sean Baker

    "The A-story of 'Starlet,'" says director Sean Baker, "is inspired by a true event that happened to a friend of my father. A large sum of money was found at a yard sale and my father's friend faced a moral dilemma about whether or not to keep it." In the film, Baker has replaced his father's friend ...

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    Meet the 2012 AFI FEST Filmmakers #6: 'Eat Sleep Die' Director Gabriela Pichler

    Swedish director Gabriela Pichler describes the protagonist of her film as a "no shit 21-year-old tomboy Muslim immigrant who spends her time looking after her worn-out father, and hanging out with her fellow workers from the vegetable packing plant." Raša Abdulahović, who can pack 12 bags of lettuc...

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    Meet the 2012 AFI FEST Filmmakers #5: 'The International Sign For Choking' Director Zach Weintraub

    A film director Zach Weintraub describes as "a play-by-play reenactment of stuff that has happened to me," "The International Sign For Choking" follows the saga of Josh, a young man who returns with rosy recollections in mind to a foreign city where he studied as an undergraduate, only to find that ...

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    Meet the 2012 AFI FEST Filmmakers #4: 'Not In Tel Aviv' Director Nony Geffen

    In Israeli director Nony Geffen's film "Not In Tel Aviv," a newly-unemployed high school teacher finds himself spinning perilously out of control. Within days of losing his job, Micah rekindles a spark with an old crush, kidnaps a teenage student, kills his mother, and takes on police, feminists and...

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    Meet the 2012 AFI FEST Filmmakers #3: 'Aqui y Alla' Director Antonio Mendez Esparza

    Director Antonio Mendez Esparza hopes that audiences come to experience his film "without knowing much." "Those were some of my best experiences in the cinema," he says. Though at the film's core, Esparza allows, "is a story about hope, and the memories and loss of what we leave behind. It is the st...

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