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    "The Libertine" is a Specialty Box Office Seductress; "Pride and Prejudice" Expands

    The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films' joint release "The Libertine" seduced the specialty box office over the holiday weekend, grabbing the premiere position on the indieWIRE box office table as ranked on a per screen basis. Also taking b.o. kudos over Thanksgiving (figures included in this artic...

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    Sundance Unveils Competition Lineups for '06 Fest; 84 World Premieres To Screen At Upcoming Event

    Sixty-four feature films will screen in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, in four sections, festival organizers have announced. The competition is the heart of the United States' leading film festival, which this year will screen 120 features from January 19 - 29, 2006. Organizers sele...

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    Citing a Festival of "New Faces" Sundance's Gilmore and Cooper Discuss '06 Event

    "I think that this year is going to be the festival of new faces," Sundance Film Festival director of programming John Cooper told indieWIRE Monday during a telephone interview alongside festival director Geoff Gilmore. Cooper cited discoveries both in front of and behind the camera this year. "I th...

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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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    "Hedwig" at IFC Center

    John Cameron Mitchell offers, in an email to friends and colleagues this weekend, that his film "Hedwig & The Angry Inch" will be screening at midnight this Friday and Saturday at the IFC Center in New York. He said in the email that he will be at both screenings, which will include a costume contes...

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    Sundance '06 Lineup Coming Soon...

    Sundance Film Festival organizers will unveil the feature film lineup for the 2006 event early this week. Planners intend to reveal the American and World Competition films on Tuesday, November 29th at 1:00 a.m. ET, followed by the announcement of the Spectrum, Frontier and Park City at Midnight lineups on Wednesday, November 30th at 1:00 a.m. ET. On Thursday, December 1st at 1:00 a.m. ET, the Premiere's Feature Film list is scheduled to be unveiled. The festival's short film lineup will be released on Monday, December 5th, according to festival organizers. indieWIRE will have comprehensive coverage of the announcements when they are official...

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    Video Drone: Takashi Shimizu's "Marebito"

    "By looking at her through the lens," explains cameraman and obsessive voyeur Masuoka (Shinya Tsukamoto), speaking of a mysterious woman he films from his apartment building, "I believe that I've salvaged her soul." But Masuoka wants to accomplish even greater, and more disturbing, metaphysical feat...

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    "Capote" Tops $9 Million, "Squid" Passes $3 Million

    Bennett Miller's "Capote" topped the $9 million based on weekend box office estimates, in its 9th week of theatrical release. The film made an estimated $1,043,347 on 261 screens, for a per screen average of 3,997, according to Sony Pictures Classics. Thats an estimated cume of 9,174,538. Meanwhile ...

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    BBC: Argentine win at Swedish festival

    Argentinian director Juan Diego Solanas has won the top prize at the Stockholm International Film Festival. Solanas, 39, beat off competition from 17 other films to take the Bronze Horse trophy for "Nordeste" (Northeast). The film, which stars French actress Carol Bouquet as a wealthy woman who trav...

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    The Guardian: Bell De Jour

    Jamie Bell can trace his first "Billy Elliot" moment back to a throwaway comment on a bus in Teesside, England. Now, he has shed his boy-dancer alter ego, thanks to a handful of coming-of-age movies and a run-in with "King Kong." So why does he need eight mentors and a second family, asks Chrissy Il...

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