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    The Perfect Storm: From Rising Gas Prices To Katrina, "An Inconvenient Truth" Strikes A Timely Nerve

    Al Gore, the self-described "former next President of The United States", has been studying global warming for 40 years, and few people on the planet are as knowledgeable on the subject. Honed into a compelling multimedia lecture, Gore has spent the last several years traveling the world with his p...

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    Gore's Global Warming Warning Scorches the BOT; Bollywood "Fanaa" Breaks Out Big

    At last the independent/specialty film world has a summer-season superhero to match Hollywood's X-Men, Superman, Batman and Spider-Man.

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the past weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. Four...

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    CANNES '06 WINNERS: Loach Film Wins Palme d'Or, "Volver" Wins 2 Prizes

    The 2006 Festival de Cannes came to a close tonight in France with Ken Loach winning the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, for his feature film "The Wind That Shakes the Barley. "[This] film is a little step in the British confronting their imperialist history," Loach said tonight, accepting his...

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    2006 Festival de Cannes Winners

    The winners of the 2006 Festival de Cannes are being announced tonight in France.Palme d'Or: "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" by Ken Loach

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    CANNES '06 DAILY DISPATCH: Will Pedro Win? Spanish Language Filmmakers Shine At 2006 Festival de Can

    On the final weekend of the Festival de Cannes in France four films from Spanish-language directors have festival-goers buzzing (and may win awards) as the event draws to a close. Since day two here on the Croisette, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" has stirred talk of the filmmaker winning...

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    Tartan Gets "Red Road"

    Tartan USA has acquired U.S. rights to Andrea Arnold's Cannes competition film "Red Road". The film is Arnold's debut feature following her Oscar for best short film for "Wasp" in 2005. [Eugene Hernandez]

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    CANNES '06 MARKET DAILY: Fortissimo Coming to America; Sony Classics Grabs Besson's "Angel-A"; Pictu

    In a move to expand its sales activities and bolster relationships with North American filmmakers, Fortissimo Films announced Thursday that it will open a New York office, with Winnie Lau heading the new bureau. Lau has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales & Acquisitions, the company anno...

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    Santa Barbara International Film Fest To Honor Kirk Douglas

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced in a company release that it will present the inaugural Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film to actor, producer and director Kirk Douglas at this summer's fest. A special evening honoring Douglas will take place Sunday, July 30 and will feature a look back at his career. "I feel so priveleged that we are able to celebrate a man whose work not only spans so many years but also is varied in the characters he has chosen to play," Santa Barbara International Film Fest Director, Roger Durling, said in a release. The presentation of the award will launch an annual summertime tradition for...

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    Mandoki, Zierling and Gyllenhaal Win Monaco Fest Prize

    Luis Mandoki won the best picture prie at the Monaco Charity Film Festival for "Innocent Voices." Also taking accolades, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ian Zierling ("Beverly Hills 90210") won the best actress and actor prizes for their roles in "Strip Search" by Sidney Lumet and "Stripped Down" by E...

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