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    Reuters: New York City sued over right to film in public

    An award-winning Indian documentary-maker sued New York City on Tuesday because police ordered him to stop filming in public in 2005 and held him for four hours, apparently suspecting he was plotting an attack. The New York Civil Liberties Union, acting as lawyers for filmmaker Rakesh Sharma, believes it is the first suit to challenge police restrictions on taking pictures in public in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Sharma has won numerous international film awards for the documentaries "Final Solution," on the killing of Muslims in the northwest Indian state of Gujarat in 2002 and 2003 and for "Aftershocks," on the 2001 earthquake in ...

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    Subiela's "Heartlift" to Open 23rd Miami International Film Festival

    The world premiere of Eliseo Subiela's "Heartlift" will open the 23rd annual Miami International Film Festival taking place March 3 - 12. Eighteen films will premiere at the festival's main venue, the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, while twelve films will be competing in the dramatic features - world cinema competition, and thirteen films in the dramatic features - Ibero-American cinema competition. Seventeen films are also slated for the documentary features - world & Ibero-American cinema competition. Additionally, the festival will screen 32 films, including both dramatic and documentary films, in the 'International Panorama' cate...

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    PARK CITY '06: Joey Lauren Adams: "I couldn't stand the idea of someone else interpreting the story.

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview and each was sent the same questions.

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    PARK CITY '06: Luc Schaedler: "Making documentaries I found my personal way of expressing political,

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview and each was sent the same questions.

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    "Brokeback" Wins Top Critics' Choice Awards

    The Critics' Choice awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association were presented Monday in LA with "Brokeback Mountain" winning the award for best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Philip Seymour Hoffman won the best actor award for "Capote", while Reese Witherspoon was honored for best actress for "Walk The Line." Paul Giamatti was awarded the best supporting actor prize for Cinderella Man and the prize for best supporting actress was shared by Michelle Williams for Brokeback Mountain and Amy Adams for Junebug. The Freedom Award went to George Clooney, an acting ensemble prize was presented to "Crash", the prize for best documentar...

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    14 Films Set for '06 Rotterdam Competition

    Fourteen films are set for the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam's VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. Nine world premieres will be included in the 35th edition of the annual event, which will begin on January 25, 2006 in The Netherlands. In a statement Monday, Rotterdam festival director Sandra...

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    The Top Ten, So far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE compiles 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.

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    THINKFilm Bites "Eat" for the North America

    THINKFilm has picked up all North American theatrical rights to Nina Davidovich and Salvador Litvak's "When Do We Eat?", which the company calls "the first Passover comedy."  The film, starring Ben Feldman ("Perfect Man"), Michael Lerner ("Barton Fink"), Jack Klugman ("Twelve Angry Men") and Lesley Ann Warren ("Desperate Housewives"), will be released April 7th to coincide with the Passover celebration. The film is the story of a tough-love dad (Lerner) has to deal with hosting his father (Klugman) who never unpacks, his wife (Warren), who is intent on creating the perfect Seder, and his children who go out of their way to make the night an ...

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    Lions Gate Nabs U.S. Rights to 2005 Venice Pic "Don't Tell"

    Lionsgate announced today it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Cristina Comencini's Italian Oscar entry "Don't Tell" ("La bestia nel cuore"). A Cattleya and Rai Cinema production, the film premiered at the 2005 Venice Film Festival, where its female star, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, won the Volpi Cup for best female performance. "Don't Tell" narrates the story of Sabina (Mezzogiorno), a young woman whose peaceful existence is shattered by a series of nightmares that open a window of memories to her inner world: her childhood, her family and the rites of a strict yet reassuring middle-class upbringing. Seeking answers, she flies to America t...

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    Reverse Shot's 11 Annoyances of 2005

    How we hated them. So much that we can't stop talking about them. Certainly our second annual list of the most obnoxious experiences we had in 2005 watching ostensibly our favorite art form could come across as nothing more than a mean-spirited endeavor, but keep in mind that some of these titles se...

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