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    "Paris je t'aime" To Open Cannes' Un Certain Regard '06

    "Paris je t'aime", a film including a collection of short films from some 20 international filmmakers, each focusing on one of Paris' arrondissements (or neighborhoods), will open the Un Certain Regard section at the 2006 Festival de Cannes. The movie, produced by Claudie Ossard and Emmanuel Benbihy, features five minute love stories directed by Alfonso Cuaron (Mexico), Gurinder Chadha (India), Gus Van Sant (USA), Isabelle Coixet (Spain), Joel & Ethan Coen (USA), Nobuhiro Suwa (Japan), Alexander Payne (USA), Oliver Schmitz (South Africa), Richard LaGravenese (USA), Tom Tykwer (Germany), Vincenzo Natali (Italy), Walter Salles (Brazil), Wes Cra...

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    Gordon Parks Dies at 93

    Photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, director of "Shaft", died today in New York. He spent 20 years at Life Magazine working as a photographer, from 1948 - 1968, before directing his first feature, "The Learning Tree," in 1969, based on his own novel. Two years later he made "Shaft." An AP artic...

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    Reuters: "Grey Gardens" blooms -- Bouvier recluses revisited

    "Grey Gardens" is in bloom again, 30 years after the documentary film about the reclusive, eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis living in a dilapidated mansion known by that name. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and cousin of the late first lady, come to life on stage in a musical "Grey Gardens" opening on Tuesday for a month's run at a small theater that could lead to Broadway. Even Albert Maysles, 79, who with his late brother David shot the original documentary, is revisiting the subject. The filmmaker has begun pouring over 60 hours of film not used in the 1975 look at an unexpected side of high society to...

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    AP: Chinese Newspaper Praises Director Ang Lee

    China heaped praise Tuesday on Taiwanese director Ang Lee for winning this year's best director Oscar with his gay romance "Brokeback Mountain." "Ang Lee is the pride of Chinese people all over the world, and he is the glory of Chinese cinematic talent," the official China Daily newspaper said in a ...

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    Tribeca Film Festival to Add AMC Theaters in Manhattan

    The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival today announced that it would be expanding its festival venues throughout Manhattan in partnership with AMC Loews Theatres, expanding to three AMC Loews theatres north of Tribeca. The festival screenings and events will remain anchored in Tribeca. The 2006 Tribeca Film...

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    A Soft Awards Week in the Specialty Box office; "Tsotsi" Solid

    Now that this year's Academy Awards broadcast is history, the film in the best position theatrically to capitalize on an Oscar win may be "Tsotsi." Director Gavin Hood's South African drama, which won in the Best Foreign-Language Film category, finished first on the latest indieWIRE Box Office Track...

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    "Kinky Boots," An Appropriate Kick-Off At Florida's 15th Annual Film Festival

    The Florida Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 15th edition, which will take place March 24-April 2 in Orlando. This year, the festival showcases 51 feature films and 91 shorts from 18 countries, which will be screened at the Enzian Theater. The festival kicks off with Julian Jarrold's...

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    ParaSpec Goes for Baumbach's Latest

    Paramount's unnamed Indiewood division (the specialty company formerly known as Paramount Classics) is set to back Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach's latest movie (according to Variety), an untitled new project that will star Jack Black, Nicole Kidman and Baumbach's wife, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Scott Rudi...

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    Reuters: "Brokeback" too controversial after all: writer

    Maybe a gay cowboy picture was too controversial after all, or at least that is what the legendary Western writer who adapted "Brokeback Mountain" for the screen thinks. "Perhaps the truth really is, Americans don't want cowboys to be gay," said Larry McMurtry, 69 who has spent his career challengin...

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    AP: Was There a 'Brokeback Mountain' Backlash?

    We chatted about it, joked about it, argued about it, spoofed it. "Brokeback Mountain" was everywhere in our popular culture yet it lost the big Oscar it was supposed to win. Was there a "Brokeback Backlash," or was "Crash" just the worthy contender that came on strong in the final Best Picture stre...

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