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    'Fruitvale' Takes Grand Jury & Audience Award Prizes At Sundance Film Festival

    ...and just like that, the Sundance Film Festival has closed for another year, and tonight at Park City, the awards were handed out with one hotly buzzed film taking two major titles.

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    Sundance Review Roundup: 'Upstream Color' Is a Gorgeous Head-Scratcher

    Critics don't mind feeling stumped when it comes to Shane Carruth's gorgeous, enigmatic Sundance entry "Upstream Color." While the film is largely receiving praise, reviews are quick to point out that the narrative, nominally about a young man and woman "consumed by a higher force," will raise plent...

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    Sundance Review: Shane Carruth's Beguilingly Enigmatic 'Upstream Color' May Cause Disorienting Side Effects, Results Will Vary

    Nine years ago, autodidact filmmaker Shane Carruth burst onto the indie scene with the abstruse and complex sci-fi thriller "Primer," which made him a Sundance darling in 2004 when it won the Grand Jury Prize and went on to become a cult hit. The polymath writer, director, actor, musician, editor, p...

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    'Primer' Mastermind Shane Carruth Goes the DIY Distribution Route With 'Upstream Color'

    “Primer” mastermind Shane Carruth has decided to distribute his long-awaited follow-up “Upstream Color” in the U.S. through his own company, erbp, the enigmatic filmmaker announced Tuesday. The news comes on the eve of the film’s debut on Monday, Jan. 21, in the Dramati...

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    Sundance Curiosities: 5 Observations on the 2013 Lineup, From the Mysteries of NEXT <=> to the New Provocateurs

    Every year, the Sundance Film Festival involves a potent mixture of cinematic curiosities. In a new weekly feature, Indiewire digs into five aspects of the upcoming 2013 program, from the mysteries of NEXT <=> to new provocations and head-scratching juxtapositions.

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    As 'Junebug' Helmer Phil Morrison Announces A New Project, Where Have These 5 Long-Absent Indie Directors Been?

    We were just having a conversation around The Playlist's office pinball machine this week ("Ghostbusters 2"-branded, in case you were wondering) about whatever happened to director Phil Morrison, who helmed the excellent "Junebug" back in 2006 (launching the career of Amy Adams in the process) only ...

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    'Primer' Director Shane Carruth Prepping New Film ' Upstream Color' To Shoot In 2012

    It has been seven years since Shane Carruth's low budget "Primer" arrived and blew the minds of hard sci-fi nuts. The twisty brain bender put Carruth on the map as one of the most promising voices in the genre, but he hasn't a made a film since. Last year, fresh buzz surrounded the helmer when a website popped up for a project entitled "A Topiary," which Carruth was trying to get off the ground. At the time his pal Rian Johnson tweeted, "[Carruth] has a mind-blowing sci-fi script. Let's all pray to the movie-gods that he gets it made soon." Unfortunately that was the last we heard about it and while Carruth got a gig doing effects work on "Lo...

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    Chinese Actress Xu Qing Joins Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi Actioner 'Looper'

    Script Rewritten To Cater For Newly-Announced Chinese Co-ProductionChinese actress Xu Qing has joined the cast of Rian Johnson's upcoming sci-fi actioner "Looper" with lensing set to begin next week in New Orleans and an exciting cast boasting Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Paul Dano and Emily ...

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    'Primer' Director Shane Carruth Doing Effects Work On Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Looper'

    We're feeling optimistic about 2011, for a number of reasons. One of the principle reasons is that filming is now underway in Louisiana on "Looper," the long-awaited third film from Rian Johnson. Johnson made one of the great debut films of the Noughties with "Brick," and his follow-up, "The Brother...

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