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    "Encounter" with Oscar?

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    'Dreamgirls' This Week

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    "The Lives of Others" and "American Blackout" Take Top High Falls Film Festival Honors

    Floian Henckel Von Donnersmarck's "The Lives of Others" won the High Falls Film Festival's audience award for best narrative over the weekend, concluding the event, which emphasizes women in film. "Lives" is Germany's official entry for best foreign-language Oscar consideration. Ian Inaba's "American Blackout" won best documentary, while "Sintonia," written and directed by Jose Mari Goenaga took best short. And, "Sticks & Stones" by Rehema Imani Trimiew won High Falls' "Audience Award from the Women of SoFA" prize. As previously announced "Copying Beethoven" (which opened the fest) director Agnieszka Holland as well as actors Shirley Knight (...

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    "Volver" "Avatar" and "Sharkwater" Among Winners at 21st Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival

    Ishai Setton's "The Big Bad Swim" won the best American indie award, while Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" took best film at the 21st Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Sunday. Also taking jury prizes were Lluis Quilez's "Avatar" (best short), Rob Stewart's "Sharkwater" (best doc), David Wall best director for "Mrs. Worthington's Party," George Gallo best screenplay for "Local Color," and Adolfo B. Alix Jr.'s "Donsol" (best low budget feature). Joe Pantoliano won best actor for his role in "Canvas," while Monic Hendrickx took best actress for her role in "Leef!" Michael Negrin took best cinematographer for "Local Color," and the festival's...

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    NY Times: Scenes From a Marriage Not Unlike His Own

    "Apoplectic with fear" is how the writer and director Jeff Lipsky summed up his state of mind a few weeks before the release of "Flannel Pajamas." Opening in New York on Wednesday, the film traces the arc of a marriage from the characters' first flush of attraction through the relationship's small daily erosions. "My whole future is going to be carved out in 96 hours," Mr. Lipsky said, his nervous energy and Woody Allen-like persona surfacing at regular intervals during a late breakfast in SoHo with the film's male lead, Justin Kirk, in town from Los Angeles. Nancy Ramsey reports.[Free NY Times online subscription required to view full articl...

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    SF360: Mary Badham, on a "Mockingbird" mission

    I was six months old when I went to my first movie--and I swear I remember images from it. You see, I sometimes have flashes of shots from "To Kill a Mockingbird," but all of them are upside-down. My mother tells me that I saw the film from a bassinette on the theater seat--thus began my life-long l...

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    "Volver" and "Pan's Labyrinth" Prepare to Break Out of the Foreign Language Niche

    The rich are getting richer; the poor are getting poorer. That's what the Democratic Congress will inherit when they officially take control of the country's legislature in January. The same state of affairs applies to foreign-language films in the United States. While there are a handful of films t...

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    Chicago Sun-Times: Seventh time "Up" for Apted

    In 1964, director Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven-year-old British schoolchildren for a BBC television documentary called "7 Up." Apted, now known for directing such features as "Coal Miner's Daughter" and "Gorillas in the Mist," has since returned to film these subjects every seven years...

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    REVIEW | Last Trance: Fabian Bielinsky's "The Aura"

    "The Aura" begins with a promising enough premise: A taxidermist (Ricardo Darin)--his "nobody" anonymity underscored by his namelessness--toils away and daydreams of committing the perfect crime when, as in the recent release "13 Tzameti," a sudden death opens up a dangerously exciting opportunity....

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