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CANNES, France — When the film producers of DUMBO are in the mood for French, they normally just grab a baguette at Almondine. But not Jared Moshe and Richard Lim.

GO Brooklyn caught up with Moshe and Lim, both producers at Sidetrack Films, were peddling their latest documentaries, “Beautiful Losers,” a look at skateboarding culture, and “Kurt Cobain About a Son,” their film about the late rocker.

The trip to Cannes was all work and no play (almost), so naturally, the guys missed being at home in Brooklyn. “Brooklyn is blossoming as a cultural center,” said Lim. “It’s hard to leave a place when it’s constantly changing.”

Why not just screen the movies at BAM or the Brooklyn International Film Fest and call it a day?

“There are international buyers, sales agents and distributors all in one place,” Moshe said over lunch at a sunny cafe in the American Pavilion. “These people don’t always come to the United States.”

Is the schlep overseas worth it? “It can cost lots of money, but we may be able to close [a few] deals,” Moshe said. At press time, movie deals were still pending, but Moshe told GO Brooklyn that like those sandwiches at Almondine, they were going fast.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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