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Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #30: Fredric Golding, 'On the Mat'

    Fredric Golding says that while studying philosophy in college, he learned "how to ask the 'big questions.'" He adds, "I am proud to say I still ask the big questions and I am still discovering what makes us all tick, what compels us to act in the way we do in different situations."

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #29: 'Town of Runners' Director Jerry Rothwell

    Prior to becoming a documentary filmmaker, "Town of Runners" director Jerry Rothwell trained briefly in news before working for 15 years as a 'community video artist,' which enabled him to explore "people’s authorship of their own stories" and achieve "a deeper intimacy with its subjects over a long...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #28: 'Ballroom Dancer' Directors Christian Holten Bonke and Andreas Koefoed

    "Ballroom Dancer" is the directorial debut for Christian Holten Bonke and Andreas Koefoed. It had its world premiere as the opening film of CPH:DOX and heads to Tribeca this week. The story of a champion dancer who's now struggling with an aging body and an intense anger management problem that keep...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #27: 'First Winter' Director Benjamin Dickinson

    "Authenticity" is the key word in Benjamin Dickinson's film "First Winter." Cast and crew were forced to live together in a single house for the entire shoot, actors fasted when characters were supposed to be starving, and only natural lighting was used. Dickinson has been called a method directo...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #26: 'CUT' Director Amir Naderi

    Amir Naderi says the fact that he doesn't speak any Japanese didn't deter him from making his film "CUT" entirely in that language. While knowing the process would be somewhat difficult, Naderi felt this wasn't "a major obstacle." When one feels that dialogue "is simply another means to carry the s...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #25: 'Room 514' Director Sharon Bar-Ziv

    As director Sharon Bar-Ziv tells it, it's not easy to find an empowered female character in the world of Israeli film. Bar-Ziv is attempting to rectify that with his film "Room 514," which is set within a "patriarchal military world." Bar-Ziv notes that the fact he is a man made the process all th...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #24: 'Caroline and Jackie' Director Adam Christian Clark

    First and foremost, Adam Christian Clark wants you to forget you're actually watching a movie when you see his family drama "Caroline and Jackie." Clark's mission with his film was to make it as naturalistic as possible (key influences on the film were Cassavetes and Altman) after feeling like he be...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #23: 'Rubberneck' Director Alex Karpovsky

    After the making three films, all comedies, director Alex Karpovsky is heading to Tribeca with "Rubberneck," his first foray into the thriller genre. With his influences for the film ranging from Michael Haneke to Adrian Lyne, he's modeling himself after good company.

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #22: 'Nancy, Please' Director Andrew Semans

    The character of the arrested adolescent is a commonly used archetype in film. Director Andrew Semans says that he feels as if the that character type has been "romanticized" throughout the years, though. Semans is looking to bring the arrested adolescent into more realistic territory in his film ...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #21: 'The Revisionaries' Director Scott Thurman

    Religion is often tied into multiple aspects of American life and education is no exception. Especially in a state like Texas. Director Scott Thurman's film, "The Revisionaries," explores how religion and politics, for better or worse, are often tied together in determining the curriculum in that ...

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