Today on indieWIRE Tribeca '11 comes to a close, a Sundance breakout finally gets nabbed, The Playlist gets a sneak peak at the 'Straw Dogs' remake, and more.

  • "This year, Tribeca showed improvement," wrote Eric Kohn in his wrap up of the 10th Tribeca Film Festival. "While continuing to cope with many of the same issues, the festival had enough positive buzz to suggest a shift in the conversation surrounding its purpose. There were some better choices than the 2010 edition and a few solid distribution deals."

  • Last week a group of high-profile players came together to discuss issues pertaining to the digital frontier at Tribeca's Digital by Design panel, held at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. indieWIRE was on the scene to report on the highlights of the conversation.

  • In an investigative report, Anthony Kaufman delved into what makes a successful arthouse theater.

  • Some high-profile indies hit theaters this month, including Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' and Jodie Foster's 'The Beaver.' Click here to see the other thee picks to make indieWIRE's monthly must see list.

  • Danfung Dennis' Sundance Film Festival award-winning war doc, 'Hell and Back Again,' has been acquired by New Video for North American distribution. The feature debut from Dennis chronicles the life of an injured Marine returning home from Afghanistan to his wife and everyday life. The company plans to launch the film theatrically this October, followed by a VOD and DVD release.


  • Ahead of 'Poetry's' opening at Los Angeles' Royal Theatre on May 6th, TOH!'s Sophia Savage caught up with the film's director, Lee Chang-dong, to discuss his Cannes award-winning film.

  • A number of stills from Rod Lurie's remake of Sam Peckinpah's 'Straw Dogs' hit the web today. Check out The Playlist's report to see how the film's shaping up.
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