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Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #49: Zachary Heinzerling Captures the Struggles of Art and Love in 'Cutie and the Boxer'

    This year's U.S. Documentary Directing Award winner Zachary Heinzerling made his feature deabut with "Cutie and the Boxer," a raw portrait of the complicated relationship between two Japsnese artists in their 80s. The film premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition and has been pick...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #48: Gael Garcia Bernal and Marc Silver Tackle Migration in the Hybrid Doc, 'Who is Dayani Cristal?'

    Marc Silver's acclaimed opening night documentary, "Who is Dayani Cristal?," tells the true story of one migrant worker who found himself in that deadly stretch of desert known as the "corridor of death," to provide a tragic testimony to the results of the U.S. war on immigration. Silver does so by ...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #47: Kyle Patrick Alvarez Adapts David Sedaris for the First Time with 'C.O.G.'

    Kyle Patrick Alvarez won the "Someone To Watch" Indie Spirit Award for his 2009 directorial debut "Easier Than Practice," and now he's the first person to direct an adaptation of a David Sedaris piece. The film, "C.O.G." has debuted in Sundance's U.S. Dramatic ...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #46: Marta Cunningham Explores a Complicated Killing in 'Valentine Road'

    Autodidact filmmaker Marta Cunningham has made a stunning multi-faceted film about a very high-profile and gruesome killing: the point-blank range school shooting of Larry King, a young student exploring his gender identity in a California mega-suburb, by his classmate. The film, a part of Sundanc...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #45: Hannah Fidell Explores the Affair of 'A Teacher'

    Hannah Fidell's NEXT competition film "A Teacher" explores themes of trust and authority, sex and power. Fidell was one of Filmmaker Magazine's filmmakers to watch after she had two short films at SXSW last year.

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #44: Alicia Scherson Adapts Bolaño in 'Il Futuro'

    Chilean budding-biologist-turned-filmmaker Alicia Scherson debuted her first film "Play" at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, where it took home an award for Best Director. She's at Sundancw with the World Dramatic Competition contender (her third feature-length film) "Il Futuro (T...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #43: A Corporate Headhunter Comes Apart in 'Houston'

    Berlin and Austin-based filmmaker Bastian Günther had a big festival hit with his film "Autopilots," which premiered at the Berlinale. He's come to the Sundance for the first time with his World Dramatic title "Houston."

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #42: Eliza Hittman Tells Her Brooklyn Summer Story, 'It Felt Like Love'

    Eliza Hittman was at Sundance two years ago with her short "Forever's Gonna Start Tonight," which Indiewire's Kim Adelman named one of the fest's best. She's back with her first feature, the coming-of-age drama "It Felt Like Love."

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #41: Liz Garcia Tells the Story of a Mid-Life Crisis in 'The Lifeguard'

    Television writer Liz Garcia ("Dawson's Creek," "Wonderfalls," "Cold Case") is brings her debut feature "The Lifeguard" to Sundance's U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film, about a woman (Kristin Bell) who needs a change, is one of the record-breaking n...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #40: Shaka King Tells the Story of an Unusual Threesome in 'Newlyweeds'

    With the support of IFP, Rooftop Films, and Edgeworx, Shaka King brings his feature-length debut "Newlyweeds" to the NEXT competition of this year's Sundance Film Festival. 

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