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    SilverDocs to Fete Jonathan Demme at June Event

    Jonathan Demme ("Neil Young: Heart of Gold") will receive SilverDocs honors at the Charles Guggenheim Symposium, a centerpiece of the six-day documentary festival, which takes place in June outside Washington, D.C. The symposium, named after the late, four-time Academy Award winner, honors a filmmak...

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    IFC First Take Adds "Wild Tigers I Have Known" for February

    IFC Entertainment officially announced Tuesday its North American rights acquisition to the coming-of-age drama "Wild Tigers I Have Known" from Genius Products. The film will join the day and date distribution banner IFC First Take where it will simultaneously premiere theatrically and on local cabl...

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    IW BOT | Box Office Goes Retro With "Mafioso"; Oscar Noms Expand and Cash In

    While such Oscar-nominated independent/specialty films as Picturehouse's "Pan's Labyrinth," Fox Searchlight's "Notes on a Scandal" and Miramax Films' "Venus" all expanded relatively healthily and finished in the Top Ten on this week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Report (iW BOT), the top performer ...

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    DOCS MONTHLY | February Film Series: Museums Breathe New Life into Documentaries

    For those who long ago gave up on finding diverse programming at your local multiplex, a trip to the nearest arthouse cinema is usually the solution to finding unique film fare - especially for fans of documentaries. But when the mood calls for something a bit more esoteric, art museums are increas...

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    REVIEW | The Road to Hell: Philip Haas's "The Situation"

    Let's just get the nod to its good intentions out of the way from the start: Providing a window onto the U.S.-occupied chaos of Iraq - this country's first narrative film to do so - "The Situation" strives mightily to put a human face on Iraqis forgotten by mainstream media reports and documentarie...

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    REVIEW | The Principles of Uncertainty: Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan's "An Unreasonable Man"

    The success of the 2006 midterm elections may have tempered Democrats' long-held grudge against Ralph Nader, but "An Unreasonable Man" is set to reopen the nasty wounds left from his quixotic 2000 presidential campaign, when several hundred votes for the Green Party candidate arguably cost the Dems ...

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    REVIEW | Back in the Saddle Again: David Von Ancken's "Seraphim Falls"

    It begins with a gunshot, as from a starter's pistol, and the race is on. Gideon (Pierce Brosnan) - heavily bearded, feral from chase - is pursued across a frozen landscape by the steady, vengeance-driven Carver (Liam Neeson) and his posse. Motives stay opaque; Carver's gang churns through the snow ...

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    The Guardian Interview: Leonardo DiCaprio

    A child-star first Oscar-nominated at 19, Leonardo DiCaprio has"'come of age'" with every movie since then. On eco-ethics, Martin Scorsese and even growing up, he's every inch the leading man these days--and far too charming to brag about his new nomination, for "Blood Diamond." "I aggressively went after 'Gangs of New York' to try to work with the guy, because I remember seeing 'Taxi Driver' at a very young age when I was about to work with De Niro, and I remember saying to myself, 'wow, I've never forgotten that I was an audience member when watching a movie before.' I've never felt that suspension of disbelief dissolve. I felt like I was i...

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    Reuters: Oscar race watchers put spotlight on "Sunshine"

    Hollywood's Oscar race for best film appears to be wide open heading into its final month with several award watchers on Tuesday giving comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" a slight edge over "The Departed" and "Babel." ob Tourtellotte reports.

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    MoMA Plans Major Kiarostami Retrospective

    The Museum of Modern Art has announced the exhibition Abbas Kiarostami: Image Maker, described as a major retrospective (and spanning five decades), of the films, photography, exhibition and installation of the Iranian director and artist. The film retrospective will run from March 1 - May 26, 2007 at MoMA, with a companion media installation at the Midtown Manhattan museum. Meanwhile, at P.S.1 in Queens, a photo and media installation will run from February 11 - April 29, 2007. Born in 1949, Abbas Kiarostami is known for, in the words of a MoMA announcement, "a distinct personal style, employing contemplative, philosophical themes coupled wi...

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