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    AP: Golden Globes Boosts Last Year's Ratings

    The evasive move to Monday by NBC's "63rd annual Golden Globes Awards" may have given it a slight boost in the ratings over last year's telecast, which battled ABC's "Desperate Housewives"-led Sunday-night juggernaut. The Globes broadcast drew 26.8 million viewers. AP reports.

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    Werner Herzog to Receive Hot Docs Honor

    Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced Tuesday that director Werner Herzog will attend the 13th annual festival, April 28 - May 7, to be presented with the Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award. Mr. Herzog will receive his award at the Hot Docs Awards presentation at the Isabel Bader Theatre on Friday, May 5th. As part of the honor, Hot Docs has partnered with Cinematheque Ontario, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group, to co-present "An Evening with Werner Herzog," an onstage discussion with Mr. Herzog, at the Isabel Bader Theatre on Saturday, May 6th. The two organizations will also present com...

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    New York International Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 10th edition

    The New York International Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, the first festival dedicated to showcasing international films with distinctly Sephardic themes, celebrates ten years of cinematic explorations of Sephardic Jewry presented in a weeklong series of screenings, panel discussions, and events. The festival, co-sponsored by the Yeshiva University Museum and the Manhattan JCC, will take place from February 2 to 8 with screenings at the Center for Jewish History and one screening at the Manhattan JCC. The opening night screening and reception will feature the award-winning film "Live and Become" by Radu Mihaileanu (Hebrew, French, and Amh...

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    Making Sense of The Wild, Rambunctious Double Take...Michael Winterbottom on His "Cock and Bull Stor

    Known for his audacious treatment of tough and timely topics that skilfully blends documentary and narrative techniques in a variety of genres, ["Wonderland", "In This World", "Code 46", "Nine Songs"] Michael Winterbottom's latest "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" is a wild, rambunctious doub...

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    IFC Gets Matthew Barney's "Drawing Restraint 9"

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Matthew Barney's "Drawing Restraint 9," starring the artist and Bjork. It debuted at the Venice Film Festival and is described by the company as follows: "A love story as only two such remarkable minds could conceive, the film stars the artist and his longtime partner Bjork as two occidental guests who board a Japanese whaling ship in Nagasaki Bay. The film has almost no dialogue but is marked by the fantastic theatricality that Barney fans expect. It includes a tanker truck filled with liquid petroleum jelly; a parade of animals; a tea ceremony in which Barney and Bjork wear costumes inspired...

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    PARK CITY '06: So Yong Kim: "Tell your story now and work within the limitations of what you have."

    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: Juan Carlos Rulfo: "I believe documentary filmmaking is the best thing"

    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 Mountain" & "Walk The Line" Win Best Picture Prizes at Golden Globes

    In Los Angeles tonight, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented the annual Golden Globe awards honoring the best films of 2005. Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" won the best motion picture - drama award while James Mangold's "Walk The Line" won the best motion picture musical or comedy prize...

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    The Dead Zone: Eugene Jarecki's "Why We Fight"

    Documentaries like Eugene Jarecki's Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning "Why We Fight" put me in two frames of mind. On the one hand, its staid and steady by-the-PBS-book blend of talking heads, archival footage, and recent news clips makes one ponder the necessity of a theatrical release. On the oth...

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    PARK CITY '06: Patricia Foulkrod: "I learned to direct from having my heart broken and reshaped a fe

    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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