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    Tribeca Announces Showcase, Restored and Midnight Section Lineups for '06 Fest

    Thirty-six new titles have been announced by the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, including the event's Showcase section, spotlighting films that have screened at other festivals, including Christine Hegedus and Nick Doob's "Al Franken: God Spoke," which had its world premiere at the recently concluded S...

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    Ready for Cannes?

    With Cannes artistic director Thierry Fremaux reportedly saying in Berlin, "Last year, it was a fairly classic lineup. This year, I want to create some surprises," a Reuters/Hollywood Reporter by Charles Masters offers some speculation of films already set for the 2006 Festival de Cannes lineup. Amo...

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    BBC: Final Merchant Ivory film debuts

    Ralph Fiennes and Natasha Richardson have attended the premiere of the final Merchant Ivory film, "The White Countess," in London. The pair were joined by other members of the cast, including Richardson's mother Vanessa Redgrave. Producer Ismail Merchant died last May at the age of 68. Mr Merchant, ...

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    AP: "Brokeback Mountain" on DVD on April 4

    Those who have yet to see "Brokeback Mountain," or those looking to see it again, will soon have a choice the DVD will hit stores April 4, even with the film still in theatrical release. That's a rare overlap, said a spokeswoman for DVD distributor Universal Studios Home Entertainment. But, she expl...

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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. Thre...

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    Winterbottom's Provocative Guantanamo Film Acquired by Roadside, Set for Summer Release in U.S.

    Roadside Attractions has acquired North American rights to Michael Winterbottom and Matt Whitecross's "The Road to Guantanamo," which premiered at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival and won the Silver Bear prize for best director. The true story of three British men who were held in an Amer...

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    Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray Commemorated In Son's New Film

    Sandip Ray, the son of the late Indian filmmaker, Satyajit Ray, will commemorate some of his father's creations by making a film of his own, based on a story called "Tintoretto's Jesus." Satyajit Ray won an honorary Academy Award in 1991 and beginning in 1966, wrote about 35 stories centered on the character Feluda, who became a well-known constant in Ray's films. Feluda was a detective hero whose creator sought to depict the social changes and political upheavals of eastern India in the 1960s and 70s, an Associated Press article says. Satyajit Ray died in 1992, but his son's film marks 40 years since the creation of Ray's character Feluda. ...

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    First Australian Indegenous Language Film Makes History In Adelaide

    The first feature-length movie to be made in an Australian Indigenous language premiered last night at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts, in the Southern Australian city of Adelaide. An audience of approximately 2,000 people turned out to watch director Rolf de Heer's film at Her Majesty's Theater, an ABC online news report states. "Ten Canoes" is set in tribal times on the Arafura swamp in north-east Arnhem land, and tells the story of a man who covets his older brother's wife. The narration is done in English voice-over by David Gulpilil and is subtitled in the Ganalbingu language. The film's entire cast is from the Aboriginal community of ...

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    "Napoleon" Star Jon Heder Scores Roles In Six New Films

    Only two years after "Napoleon Dynamite" premiered at Sundance Film Festival, the film's lanky, likable, but decidedly unconventional star, Jon Heder, already has six new films hitting the big screen. Heder, 28, will again play a high school geek in Dennis Dugan's upcoming "Benchwarmers." The film is set for release on April 7 by Sony Pictures and Revolution Studios. And in his first leading role since "Napoleon," Heder will star in "School for Scoundrels," a Weinstein company release by director Todd Phillips. Heder portrays an out-of-luck meter maid who takes a night-school class for losers that is taught by Billy Bob Thornton. Heder's othe...

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    Wintonock to be Honored Back Home in Canada

    Documentarian Peter Wintonick is one of seven people being presented with the 2006 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts, this week. The prize recognizes distinguished career achievement in the visual and media arts by Canadian artists. Wintonick a producer, director, critic and editor ...

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