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Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Locarno Reviews, "Dirty Dancing" Remake, Sundance Deadlines & More

Today on indieWIRE, we added the Canadian programming to our Toronto lineup, got tips from Sundance’s Comedy ShortsLab and much more.

Too Much Madness To Explain In One Text: On The U.K. Riots And ‘Attack The Block’
Joe Cornish‘s directorial debut “Attack The Block” has a socio-political backbone to it that in the last few days has suddenly struck a vein that few was expecting, with the explosion of violence and looting that’s taken place in London since Saturday night.

TIFF List 2011: The Announced Toronto Film Festival Lineup
The, yet again, revised lineup for TIFF 2011.

Oh Canada: Guy Maddin and Jean-Marc Vallée Lead Toronto Film Fest’s Canuck Lineup
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced the 25 feature films and 43 shorts that will make up the bulk of its Canadian programming.

LOCARNO REVIEW | “Bachir Lazhar” Delivers a Moving Take on the Classroom Drama
“Bachir Lazhar,” the fourth feature from Quebec-based filmmaker Phillippe Falardeau, fulfills the classroom drama clichés, while at the same time transcending them.

LOCARNO REVIEW | “Policeman” Is Not Your Typical Israeli Movie
While blatantly topical, this is not a political film of the moment, but rather a calculated meditation on purpose.

LOCARNO REVIEW | “Hanaan” Suggests “The Wire” By Way of Robert Bresson
If Robert Bresson directed an episode of “The Wire,” it might look something like sad world of drug-fueled anger and broken dreams that dominate first-time director Ruslan Pak’s “Hanaan.”

indieWIRE’s Project of the Day: Comparing South Africa to Israel in “Roadmap to Apartheid”
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

indieWIRE Picks: What to Watch on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD This Week
This week on the small screen, legendary DP Jack Cardiff gets the tribute he deserves, Ellen Page goes a bit crazy and much more.

‘Dirty Dancing’ Choreographer Kenny Ortega Returns To Direct Remake
That’s right fans, “Dirty Dancing” is getting a do over and none other than the original film’s choreographer Kenny Ortega—who was also behind “This Is It” and the “High School Musical” trilogy is lined up to direct the movie.

Brit Marling Pushes Aside Tom Cruise & Steven Soderbergh For Robert Redford’s ‘The Company You Keep’
Brit Marling, whose credits were relatively few before her acclaimed pair of films, “Another Earth” and “The Sound Of My Voice,” both of which she co-wrote, hit Sundance at the start of the year, instantly making her one of the fastest-rising stars around.

Comedy Bootcamp: Top 15 Tips from Sundance’s Comedy ShortsLab: LA
For its second annual ShortsLab: LA, the Sundance Institute put the emphasis on comedy. The result was a day packed full of expert tips invaluable to anyone interested the delicate art of making people laugh.

With Sundance Deadlines Approaching, Programmers Seek Originality
The series of deadlines for the Sundance Film Festival are looming yet again.

Johnnie To’s “Life Without Principle” Added to Venice Film Festival Slate
The 22nd film announced in the competition section Venezia 68 at this year’s Venice International Film Festival is Johnnie To’s latest, “Life Without Principle,” the event revealed Tuesday.

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