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    PARK CITY '07 REVIEW | Weapons: Aiming for Oblivion

    A slow, hazy hip-hop trip through screwed-up young America, "Weapons" is the anti-"Boyz n the Hood." Less concerned with character development, social statements, and climatic revelations, director Adam Bhala Lough's sophomore effort is a woozy mood-piece about dead-end teens and the cycle of violen...

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    PARK CITY '07 REVIEW | The Kids Aren't Alright, But They Can Be: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine's "Wa

    The frequent documentary template when dealing with suffering children in Africa is to choose those lucky enough to escape, often to the United States, and tell their fish-out-of-water stories ("Lost Boys of Sudan" and "God Grew Tired Of Us" follow this recipe). Husband-and-wife documentary team Sea...

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    SL Tribune: Sundance: Today's best bets

    "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib," "A Very British Gangster," and "The Ten" are among local paper the Salt Lake Tribune's best pics of Sundance for the first few days of the festival. The paper also lists its pics for "family friendly" fair and profiles a list of Sundance filmmakers in its coverage of the fest...

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    AP: Sundance docs draw drama from actors

    The talking heads in some documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival are not just real people recollecting real events. Some are actors, recruited by the directors to help put human faces and voices to events lost in time, for which the filmmakers would have had to rely on static old photographs or...

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    iW VIDEO: Brett Morgen and "Chicago 10"; Redford on Buzz, Park City iPOP Favorites and More

    In the premiere issue of iW: VIDEO On The Scene at Park City, Filmmaker Brett Morgen talks about "Chicago 10," the opening night film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, while Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford weighs in on Sundance as a festival vs. a market. Also, press and industry make g...

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    PARK CITY '07 DAILY DISPATCH | With a Spirit of Protest, Sundance and Redford Open '07 Fest

    "Well, hello," Robert Redford casually told a packed Egyptian Theater as he walked onto the stage Thursday afternoon in Park City, UT. Without fanfare or an introduction of any sort, he made his way over to a chair and -- holding a cup of coffee as flash bulbs popped furiously -- Redford leisurely reflected on what the Sundance Film Festival has become, during a press conference. Later on Thursday, in front of a full house at the Eccles Theater for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival opening night screening, Redford evoked a few memories of past festivals, but quickly added more provocative comments in line with the spirit of protest seen in Bret...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Jessica Woodworth: "One fine blue sky day we said simultaneously 'shove it

    [EDITORS NOTE: indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | JJ Lask: "My approach to making a film is like robbing a bank. It's a heis

    [EDITORS NOTE: indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the...

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    H'Wood Reporter: Slamdance an important talent showcase

    Slamdance Film Festival co-founder and president Peter Baxter knows all too well what goes into making a movie and trying to find an audience for it. Baxter currently is working with James Zalcman on "Wild in the Streets," a documentary about a rough English sport that was the precursor to soccer. J...

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    NY Times: Sundance Dream Most Notable for an Absence

    Michael Roiff could be forgiven for seeming a little discombobulated on Tuesday night. A first-time producer with "Waitress," one of the higher-profile movies at the Sundance Film Festival here, he had just arrived and was knocking around a rented condominium, trying to figure out where everything was and how to get a flat-screen television to behave for another look at the film. But something more profound had him at loose ends. Adrienne Shelly, the writer, director and one of the stars of the film, was not there, and she was not coming. Ms. Shelly was murdered on Nov. 1 in her Greenwich Village office. David Carr reports.[Free NY Times onli...

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