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    5 Questions for Grace Lee, Director of "The Grace Lee Project"

    However much we might deny it, most of us probably fit some stereotype, whether it's through our geographic origin, income level or some physical attribute that we refuse to change through cosmetic surgery. What do you do, however, when people stereotype you as being "nice," "quiet" and "gentle"? An...

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    "Brokeback Mountain" Lassoes a Mammoth Limited Opening

    Focus Features opened its anticipated Venice, Telluride and Toronto fest feature "Brokeback Mountain," scoring the highest per screen average of any specialty release since this column began two-and-a-half years ago. The film easily lead the herd of specialty releases, handily taking the number one ...

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    H'Wood Reporter: Chinese director has Oscar 'Promise'

    A contender for Oscar glory in 1994 with "Farewell My Concubine," Chen Kaige again is representing mainland China's hopes in the best foreign film race with "The Promise," a $35 million film that ranks as the biggest ever made in China. Chen recently spoke about his film and the future of Chinese ci...

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    Sundance Names Finalists for NHK International Filmmakers Awards

    Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) today announced the twelve finalists for the 2006 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards. The annual award supports new artists in international cinema and is presented to emerging film directors from four global regions to support them in realizing their next projects. One winner from Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Japan is selected by members of an international jury.  The four winners will be announced during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The twelve finalists are: Veit Helmer's "Azerbaijan Dream" (Germany), Nanouk Leopold's "Wolfsbergen" (The Netherlands), ...

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    "Brokeback" Leads With 7 Golden Globe Nominations

    The nominations for the 63rd Golden Globe Awards were announced Tuesday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" is leading the race with seven nominations. The prizes will be presented in Los Angeles on Monday, January 16th at 8 p.m.

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    SF Critics Go For "Brokeback"

    The San Francisco Film Critics Circle has announced its list of the best of the year, naming "Brokeback Mountain" best picture, Ang Lee best director, and Heath Ledger best actor. The award for best doc went to "Grizzly Man" and best foreign film is " Cache" (Hidden). The complete list of winners is...

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    The Top Ten, So far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE compiles 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.

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    Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host 15th Jewish Film Festival

    The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 15th annual New York Jewish Film Festival from January 11 through 26 at the Walter Reade Theater in Manhattan's Upper West Side. The line up includes two world, five United States, and 16 New York premieres with films spotlig...

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    RESFEST 2005 Names Winners

    Talmage Cooley's "Dimmer" won the audience prize and a jury award from RESFEST 2005 the organization announced Monday. Gaelle Denis's "City Paradise" tied with "Dimmer" in receiving a special jury award, while Keith Bearden's "Raftman's Razor" won the jury prize for best short. Also taking nods were Martin de Thurah's Carpark North “Human” for best music video (audience prize) and The Chemical Brothers "Galvanize" directed by Adam Smith taking the best music video in the jury category. Sally Arthur's "Perfect" and "Dancing About Architecture" by Zeitguised tied for the jury prize for best designed film. RESFEST travels the globe annually spot...

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    NY Times: Doing the Hollywood Math: What Slump?

    In an age of hundreds of cable channels, video games and other distractions, the domestic box office so far this year is down about 6 percent from the same time period in 2004, and off from 2003 and 2002 levels. But the money flowing into the coffers of movie studios is greater than ever. Lorne Manl...

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