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    Lars Von Trier Live at The IFC Center!

    In what will be a rare opportunity for American moviegoers to (almost) come face-to-face with Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier, the director (who has never been to the U.S.) will participate in live onscreen Q & A sessions via Apple's video iChat software. IFC and Apple recently offered the first few minutes of Von Trier's IFC Films release, "Manderlay" for download via iTunes. The live discussions will take place on January 28 & 29 at the IFC Center and follow the weekend matinee screenings of the new film; they will also be available for viewing on Salon.com (the film opens in NYC on January 27th). Additionally, the IFC Center will present "...

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    TLA Gets Paige's "Uncle"

    TLA Releasing has announced a deal for Queer As Folk star Peter Paige's "Say Uncle, acquiring the North American theatrical and home entertainment rights to the film. The company is planning a theatrical release this June and a DVD release this Fall. Paige wrote and directed the film and he also sta...

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    PARK CITY '06: "It was... a challenge to tell an engaging story about our interaction with the rest

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview and each was sent the same questions.

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    Nader Set for Sundance

    Politician and consumer advocate Ralph Nader is planning to make the trip to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival next week, according to sources close to a new film about him, Henriette Mantel & Stephen Skrovan's "An Unreasonable Man." The activist will see the movie for the first time with the festival audience. According to a description, the film includes a look at his early days fighting against GM and other corporations, as well as interviews exploring his life and work. In an interview published by indieWIRE yesterday, Mantel (who once worked for Nader as an office manager) explained, "I was so sick of people (mostly whiny Democrats) ye...

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    23rd Miami Int'l Film Fest Sets Slate of Premieres and New Cash Prizes

    The 23rd Miami International Film Festival has announced its slate of 117 films screening March 3 - 12, with 92 features and 25 shorts. MIFF, which is presented by Miami Dade College, will spotlight 10 world premieres and 34 international, North American and U.S. premieres as well as 31 east coast d...

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    PARK CITY '06: Henriette Mantel & Stephen Skrovan: "I was so sick of people yelling at me about Ralp

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview and each was sent the same questions.

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    Crooks Sign With Gersh Agency

    Joshua Crook and Jeffrey Crook, directors of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival Midnight movie "Salvage" have signed with The Gersh Agency. Gersh's Arianna Bocco and David Kopple announced the signing today. The film is described as "an edge-of-your seat spine-tingler that tells story of Claire Parker, a college student who realizes that she is somehow reliving the day of her own grisly murder again and again. On the run from her inevitable death and trapped in a never-ending nightmare, Claire must uncover the terrifying truth behind the mystery that guides her fate." The Crooks are managed by Ilana Sparrow and their attorney is Jamie Feldman. C...

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    Robert Altman to Receive Honorary Oscar

    Director/producer/writer Robert Altman has been voted an honorary award by the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The award, an Oscar statuette, will be presented at the 78th Academy Awards on March 5th. The award will be given to Altman to honor "a career that has repeatedly reinvented the art form and inspired filmmakers and audiences alike." Altman has received five Academy Award nominations for directing for "M*A*S*H," "Nashville," "The Player," "Short Cuts" and "Gosford Park" as well as two additional nominations as a producer of best picture nominees "Nashville" and "Gosford Park," but has never tak...

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    PARK CITY '06: Christoffer Boe: "I liked movies so much that they became an obsession. I am still tr

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview and each was sent the same questions.

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    "Cache" Strong Atop iW BOT; "Fateless" Opens Well

    The European film that dares to challenge its audience's comfort levels - once a mainstay of American art-houses in the commercial heyday of Antonioni, Bunuel and Alain Resnais - may be staging a comeback, based on the latest indieWIRE Box Office Tracker (iW BOT) for specialty films. "Cache" (Hidden...

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