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    Neil Young Doc "Heart of Gold" Takes Top of BOT; Re-release "Fallen Idol" Comes in Second Despite Sn

    It took a "Heart of Gold" to capture the lead spot in this week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracker (iWBOT), as the Jonathan Demme-directed Neil Young concert film opened far more strongly than the typical pop-music documentary. (The iW BOT is based on per-screen average.) At the same time, Rialto Pictur...

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    NY Times: Amitabh Bachchan Has a Cold

    The word spread quickly: Amitabh Bachchan was very ill. At 63, Bollywood's most enduring superstar had been keeping an exhausting schedule. He was the busiest actor in the business, shooting films, endorsements and a successful television show one after another. But on Nov. 28, he checked into the L...

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    Deneuve to Receive Bangkok Honors

    French actress Catherine Deneuve will be honored by the upcoming Bangkok International Film Festival, the event announced recently. Deneuve will receive the festival's Golden Kinnaree Career Achievement Award for her "contribution to cinema" at a black tie gala on February 24. "We are extremely plea...

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    AP: Health Concerns Keeps Parks From Award

    Health concerns kept photojournalist and filmmaker Gordon Parks from accepting the William Allen White Foundation National Citation in the state where he grew up. But in a videotaped presentation at the University of Kansas, the 93-year-old Parks said Kansas remains his home. Parks, a former Life ma...

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    DAILY DISPATCH FROM BERLIN: Personal And Political, Winterbottom's "Guantanamo" Jolts Berlinale

    A timely new British film about the horrors of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is poised to be the buzz film of the Berlinale this year. "The Road to Guantanamo" screened for press this afternoon at the Berlin International Film Festival and will have its official world premiere to...

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    BERLINALE CRITIC'S DIARY: At Halfway Point, Competition Films Disappoint, But Delicate "Soap" and Sh

    For years, I've been trying to convince festival-going friends that the main competition at Berlin is at least the equal of its more famous rival at Cannes. As evidence, let me offer some of the films in last year's Berlin competition: "Paradise Now," "Sophie Scholl," "The Beat That My Heart Skipp...

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    DAILY DISPATCH FROM BERLIN: Altman's Latest, "Prairie"; Strand Gets "Sky"; Manson's Movie; and Parti

    It is hard not to watch Robert Altman's 37th feature, "A Prairie Home Companion" -- a film about the end of Garrison Keillor's long-running American radio program -- without thinking about the film as perhaps one of the last from the maverick filmmaker. In the movie, the main character struggles to ...

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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. Box ...

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    Head Trip: Carlos Reygadas's "Battle in Heaven"

    Sadly, in 2006 opening your film with a seemingly real blow job isn't quite the shot across the bow of good taste that it once was. Finishing right where you started perhaps ups the ante slightly, but if Carlos Reygadas thinks his by-now infamous bookends are throwing anyone for a loop then he's pr...

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    Redford on the Sundance Film Festival

    Robert Redford has said the Sundance Film Festival, which he began hosting 25 years ago, is getting too intense. "To the outside world, it's a big fat market where you have people like Paris Hilton going to parties. Now, she doesn't have anything to do with anything. I think the festival is close to...

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