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    Gay cowboy film conquers Venice

    A groundbreaking movie about forbidden love between two cowboys in the American West, "Brokeback Mountain" by Taiwan-born director Ang Lee, has conquered critics at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival even before its world premiere. Featuring strong performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyll...

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    Graham Leggat Named New Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society

    Graham Leggat, who currently serves as director of communications at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has been appointed the new executive director of the San Francisco Film Society effective October 17th, the organization announced Wednesday. Leggat replaces Roxanne Messina Captor, who departed ...

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    Toronto leader 'Water' lands at Fox Searchlight

    A week before the launch of the Toronto International Film Festival, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired the opening-night world premiere, writer-director Deepa Mehta's "Water." Nicole Sperling reports in the Hollywood Reporter.

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    Clooney brings politics to Venice with "Good Night"

    George Clooney brought political controversy to the Venice Film Festival on Thursday with "Good Night. And, Good Luck," a black-and-white tale of broadcasting courage during the McCarthy-era witch hunts of the 1950s. Clooney, who acts in and directs the film, is the first of several A-list Hollywood...

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    Sundance Channel Acquires 12 Films From 2005 Sundance Film Festival

    Sundance Channel announced today the acquisition of the pay television rights to 12 films (features, documentaries, and shorts) from the 2005 Sundance Film Festival: Gregg Araki's "Mysterious Skin"; Adrienne Weiss' "Love, Ludlow"; Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez' "El Immortal"; Vicente Ferraz's "I am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth"; David Redmon's "Mardi Gras: Made in China"; Jun Ichikawa's "Toni Takitani"; Stephen Marshall's "This Revolution"; Tim Kirkman's "Loggerheads"; Simone Bitton's "Wall"; plus the short films Susan Kraker and Pi Ware's "The Act" and Miguel Arteta's "Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?". The films are scheduled to premiere...

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    A Particularly Literary Lineup On Tap for Telluride's Annual Labor Day Fest

    A slate of anticipated new films will again screen for a select group of industry insiders and movie aficionados this Labor Day weekend when the Telluride Film Festival kicks off its annual event in the small Colorado mountain town tomorrow (Friday). In a conversation with indieWIRE, festival co-fou...

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    Slate Set for Woodstock Fest; Event To Launch With "Winter" and "Shoes"

    The Woodstock Film Festival announced today more than 150 films have been selected to screen at this year's four-day event. The roster of films includes 9 world, 12 U.S., 4 east coast and 24 New York premieres. Simultaneous screenings of Adam Rapp's "Winter Passing" and Shane Meadows' "Dead Man's Sh...

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    Uniting the Two Koreas, in Animated Films At Least

    It is the most Korean of folk tales. A young girl, Shim Chung, gives her life to a sea dragon so that her blind father may see again - and is rewarded for her filial piety by becoming an empress. Now Shim Chung has earned another reward for her selfless sacrifice: an animated version of her ancient ...

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    Hurricane hits Hollywood shoots

    Movie crews were forced to abandon several major film productions to escape Hurricane Katrina, which has devastated part of the southern US. "Deja Vu," starring Denzel Washington, and "The Guardian," with Kevin Costner, were among the films preparing to shoot in New Orleans, BBC reports.

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    Poor films explains box office slump - survey

    The main reason for the box office slump is the quality of the movies themselves, according to a survey of moviegoers' opinions found in Internet chat rooms and posted on message boards. Even when moviegoers cite other reasons for going to theaters less often than they used to, they still circle bac...

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