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Daily iW Clicks: “Dragon” Trailer, SnagFilms’ Big Reveal, “Shit Year” and More

Daily iW Clicks: "Dragon" Trailer, SnagFilms' Big Reveal, "Shit Year" and More

Today on indieWIRE, we had interviews “Shit Year” director Cam Archer and “Weekend” director Andrew Haigh, a major announcement was made by our parent company SnagFilms, a trailer for David Fincher’s latest dropped and more.

SnagFilms Launches New Site, New Platforms, New Distribution—and Its First Narrative Films
SnagFilms has launched a major upgrade of its website while announcing its first collection of 400 narrative titles that will include films like Richard Linklater’s “Slacker” (see the full film for free, below) and Wong Kar-Wai’s “Happy Together.”

Sundance Update: The Racquet Club Returns and When to Expect the First Program Announcement
Sundance Film Festival had a great 2011, but there was one thing missing: The Racquet Club.

Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Centerpiece and Closing Films
The 19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs from October 13th to 17th, has announced two high-profile films as its centerpiece and closing night features.

Here’s the Project of the Week Winner: “American Falls;” Vote Again!
Thanks to your votes, Civil Rights era drama “American Falls,” won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest for the last week of July!

Film Rights Aren’t Sacred. Just Give Your Audience a Reason to Buy.
There’s nothing sacred about traditional film rights; studios created them in reaction to technology.

Watch: Rooney Mara Lives Up to the Hype in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Trailer
“The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas” has dropped its first full trailer and its a dark and twisted delight.

REVIEW | Guns a-Blazing, “Machine Gun Preacher” Repeatedly Shoots Itself in the Foot
“African Rambo” are the two words that best summarize Marc Forster’s “Machine Gun Preacher,” but they would actually make a better title

iW’s Project of the Day: It’s Jennifer’s Birthday and Nobody is Invited in “The Kitchen”
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.

Updated List of Foreign Language Academy Award Submissions
The submission list for the 84th Annual Academy Awards’ foreign-language category has been been coming together, with over 30 countries having now announced their selections.

Heaven is Working with John Waters in a Low-Budget Hell: A Crew Member’s Memoir
Robert Maier got lucky. He was just out of college when he began working with John Waters on “Female Trouble” and continued to be part of his crew through “Cry-Baby;” he also directed the 1975 short doc “Love Letter to Edie,” which profiles Waters’ longtime muse Edith Massey.

INTERVIEW | “Shit Year,” Says Director Cam Archer, “is a thinly veiled portrait of me.”
Cam Archer was just 20 when he made his first short, “Bobbycrush,” which screened at Sundance in 2004. Since then, he’s crafted a body of work that makes him one of America’s most promising young filmmakers.

Save The Dates: Here’s the 2011-12 Awards Season Calendar
With the Toronto International Film Festival a fading memory, the 2011-12 awards season is fast approaching.

In Her Own Words | Margaret Whitton Shares a Scene From “A Bird of the Air”
Below director Margaret Whitton shares a scene from her feature directorial debut, “A Bird of the Air.” The romantic dramedy comes out in limited release this Friday, September 23.

FUTURES | “Weekend” Director Andrew Haigh: “This is not a film about sex and drugs.”
The breakout film at this year’s SXSW Film Festival was Andrew Haigh’s “Weekend,” which screened in the out-of-competition Emerging Visions section and received the audience award.

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