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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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    PARK CITY '06: Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert: "...You have to know WHY you want to make films, the

    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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    IFC Films Takes North American Rights to "Brothers of the Head"

    IFC Films and Tartan Films have picked up North American and U.K. distribution rights respectively to FilmFour's "Brothers of the Head," directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe. The film premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and IFC Films is planning a July release. "Brothers of the Head" is centered on the odyssey of conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe who were plucked from obscurity by a 1970s music promoter and groomed into a boy band. Grappling with impossible love, artistic rivalry, and a dark inner life, the twins embrace their freakishness and spit it back in the form of searing punk rock. The North American deal ...

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    AP: Albert Brooks Pleased With UAE Premiere

    Albert Brooks says he wasn't looking to bring world peace, he was doing just what his new film's title said, "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World." At its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival, Brooks said he was concerned Abdullah bin Zaid al-Nahayan, the minister of informatio...

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    ABC NEWS: Utah Theater Cancels "Brokeback Mountain"

    A movie theater owned by Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller abruptly changed its screening plans and decided not to show the film "Brokeback Mountain." The film, an R-rated Western gay romance story, was supposed to open Friday at the Megaplex at Jordan Commons in Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Instea...

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