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Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Weekend Recap, News from Locarno, “Kevin” Trailer & More

Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Weekend Recap, News from Locarno, "Kevin" Trailer & More

Yesterday on indieWIRE, James Franco was at it again, we recapped the weekend, chatted up Abel Ferrara, and much more.

indieWIRE’s Weekend Recap: Top Stories That You May Have Missed
In case you were away from your computer this weekend, here’s a tidy package of our weekend coverage.

“Clown” and “Bullhead” Top Award Winners at Montreal’s 2011 Fantasia Fest
At the end of its marathon three and a half week run, the Fantasia Film Festival announced its equally long list of juried and audience awards.

LOCARNO INTERVIEW | Abel Ferrara: Download Torrents of My Undistributed Movies
Ferrara’s appeal is defined by wisecracks, self-deprecation and an unmistakable blend of sleaziness and charm – just like his best movies.

Locarno REVIEW | Despite Fix to Formula, Comic Misadventure “Headhunters” Recalls “The Fugitive”
Adapted from Jo Nesbo’s novel by screenwriters Lars Gudmestad and Ulf Ryberg from the novel, “Headhunters” announces itself as a routine heist movie by letting Roger Brown, the daring art thief anti-hero’s, perspective dominate.

indieWIRE’s Project of the Day: Filmmakers Tackle GMOs in New Project
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.

INTERVIEW | Jimmy McMillan Says The Rent is Too Damn High. Also, He’s the Star of a New Documentary.
indieWIRE sat down with one of the strangest faces in modern politics for a meandering hourlong conversation involving his feelings about the documentary, his comedy routine, an upcoming presidential campaign, and his open affection for pornography.

Box Office: “Gun Hill Road,” “Bellflower” Top Debuts; “Sarah’s Key” Continues To Impress (UPDATED)
Two directorial debuts out of Sundance – Rashaad Ernesto Green’s “Gun Hill Road” and Evan Glodell’s “Bellflower” – led specialty box office debuts this weekend, each taking quite respectable numbers.

“Michael” Nabs Melbourne International Film Festival Prize
The 60th edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival concluded last night, and handed out a few awards.

Seattle International Film Festival Plans to Reopen Historic Theater
The Seattle International Film Festival has acquired the historic Uptown Theater in the Northwest city’s Queen Anne neighborhood.

Tribeca Film Festival 2012 Now Open for Entries
The Tribeca Film Festival announced its submissions dates for its narrative, documentary and shorts categories for its 2012 edition of the event.

TIFF List 2011: The Announced Toronto Film Festival Lineup
The Toronto International Film Festival will slowly be announcing the slate of its 36th edition over the next few weeks.

Watch: International Trailer Provides First Look At Lynne Ramsay’s ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’
This year’s Cannes Film Festival saw Ramsay return in force with “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” an adaptation of the unlikely best-seller from Lionel Shriver about a mother’s difficult relationship with her sociopathic son.

James Franco’s Hart Crane Biopic ‘The Broken Tower’ Picked Up By Focus Features, Heading To TIFF
With his latest starring vehicle “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” earning unexpected critical acclaim and box office gold, James Franco doesn’t look like stopping any time soon.

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