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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE receives 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. Thre...

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    The Guardian: Isabella Rossellini Interview

    Isabella Rossellini's beauty is legendary, inherited from her mother, Ingrid Bergman. But it was for her father, the director Roberto Rossellini, that she developed an obsessive devotion. She talks to Dan Halpern about her film, "My Dad is 100 Years Old," and her extraordinary childhood, losing her ...

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    NY Times: American Indie Filmmakers: Thinking Globally and Acting Globally, Too

    "'Man Push Cart,' 'In Between Days,' and 'Cavite' are among the most striking American independent movies of the past year, in part because they test the basic assumptions of what constitutes an American film (for starters, that it be in English or be set in the United States). The directors are fir...

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    AFP: Thief snatches filmmaker Amos Gitai's laptop and script

    A bag snatcher stole Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai's laptop computer and the outlines of a script for a forthcoming film during a visit to Switzerland, his producer revealed. 'Two years of ideas have disappeared in one go,' said Jean-Louis Porchet of CAB Productions. The director of 'Kippur,' 'Kadosh...

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    E Online: 9/11 Movie Passes Box-Office Test

    "The 'United 93' question was: Was it too soon--too soon for a movie about 9-11? The box-office answer was: No, not really. The doggedly fact-based drama grossed $11.6 million in its Friday-Sunday debut, per estimates from the box-office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations. Its per-screen average was ...

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    Paint By Numbers: Terry Zwigoff's "Art School Confidential"

    There's a moment early in "Art School Confidential" that hurts with sonorous beauty. A gorgeous model (Sophia Myles) arrives in life-drawing class. A virginal freshman, Jerome (opaque Max Minghella), is suddenly all anticipation. She doffs her robe, turns, nude and perfect; Beethoven deluges the sou...

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    TRIBECA '06: Trying to Reach Beyond Potential Boundaries: "Jesus Camp", "The Wars Tapes", and "The T

    Among the more popular films that have screened so far at the Tribeca Film Festival here in New York City are three movies -- two docs and one fiction feature -- that are eyeing potentially unlikely audiences. A documentary about evangelical Christians is trying to play to both sides of the aisle, a...

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    "The Watering Hole" Wins Tropfest@Tribeca Prize

    Matthew Bonifacio's "The Watering Hole" won the Tropfest@Tribeca prize over the weekend. Co-jurors Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts were on hand to announce the winners in front of 5000 people at the Tribeca Drive In at the World Financial Center. The film tells the story of a young girl who makes the ultimate sacrifice to stop her father's downward spiral into depression and alcoholism in the aftermath of her mother's death. Tropfest, founded by John Polson, is one of the world's largest short film festivals and one of Australia's most popular public cultural events. The central aim of Tropfest is to stimulate the production of short films and p...

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    "Move Your World" and "Renart the Fox" Among Prize Winners at 9th Sprockets Toronto International Fi

    The ninth annual Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children presented awards Sunday, with Lalita Krishna's doc "Move Your World" taking the audience prize. The Canadian feature is about three spirited youths from Canada travel through Tanzania visiting schools, orphanages and rural communities, and use this life altering experience to help raise awareness of the challenging cycle of poverty and AIDS present in the country. Luxembourg filmmaker Thierry Schiel won the audience prize in the animated category for "Renart the Fox." In the feature film jury categories (decided by children within certain age groups), U.K. filmmaker ...

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    Critic's Notebook: The State of Things: The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival

    Paul Greengrass's "United 93"-- energetic, screw-the-star-system doc-style fiction that tackles sensitive issues inextricably intertwined with the Tribeca Film Festival's host neighborhood -- was an appropriate opening for this fifth edition, which began last Tuesday (April 25th) and ends Sunday (Ma...

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