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January 24, 2006 5:00 AM
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BBC Acquires "This Film Is Not Yet Rated"

The Independent Film Channel has announced that the BBC has acquired British broadcasting rights to Oscar-nominated director Kirby Dick's documentary "This Film Is Not Yet Rated". The film critically examines the Motion Picture Association of America's role in assigning film ratings, and investigates, among other things, why sex and violence receive such discordant treatment, and why the ratings are so secret. "Kirby's film makes a globally universal statement against censorship and about the importance of artistic freedom," said IFC Executive Vice President/General Manager Evan Shapiro in today's announcement. "We're extremely pleased that UK audiences will...hear this incredibly relevant and timely statement." "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday. [Meg Reber]

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