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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE receives 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. Thre...

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    Winterbottom's Provocative Guantanamo Film Acquired by Roadside, Set for Summer Release in U.S.

    Roadside Attractions has acquired North American rights to Michael Winterbottom and Matt Whitecross's "The Road to Guantanamo," which premiered at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival and won the Silver Bear prize for best director. The true story of three British men who were held in an Amer...

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    Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray Commemorated In Son's New Film

    Sandip Ray, the son of the late Indian filmmaker, Satyajit Ray, will commemorate some of his father's creations by making a film of his own, based on a story called "Tintoretto's Jesus." Satyajit Ray won an honorary Academy Award in 1991 and beginning in 1966, wrote about 35 stories centered on the character Feluda, who became a well-known constant in Ray's films. Feluda was a detective hero whose creator sought to depict the social changes and political upheavals of eastern India in the 1960s and 70s, an Associated Press article says. Satyajit Ray died in 1992, but his son's film marks 40 years since the creation of Ray's character Feluda. ...

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    First Australian Indegenous Language Film Makes History In Adelaide

    The first feature-length movie to be made in an Australian Indigenous language premiered last night at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts, in the Southern Australian city of Adelaide. An audience of approximately 2,000 people turned out to watch director Rolf de Heer's film at Her Majesty's Theater, an ABC online news report states. "Ten Canoes" is set in tribal times on the Arafura swamp in north-east Arnhem land, and tells the story of a man who covets his older brother's wife. The narration is done in English voice-over by David Gulpilil and is subtitled in the Ganalbingu language. The film's entire cast is from the Aboriginal community of ...

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    Secrets of SXSW Revealed!

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    "Napoleon" Star Jon Heder Scores Roles In Six New Films

    Only two years after "Napoleon Dynamite" premiered at Sundance Film Festival, the film's lanky, likable, but decidedly unconventional star, Jon Heder, already has six new films hitting the big screen. Heder, 28, will again play a high school geek in Dennis Dugan's upcoming "Benchwarmers." The film is set for release on April 7 by Sony Pictures and Revolution Studios. And in his first leading role since "Napoleon," Heder will star in "School for Scoundrels," a Weinstein company release by director Todd Phillips. Heder portrays an out-of-luck meter maid who takes a night-school class for losers that is taught by Billy Bob Thornton. Heder's othe...

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    Wintonock to be Honored Back Home in Canada

    Documentarian Peter Wintonick is one of seven people being presented with the 2006 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts, this week. The prize recognizes distinguished career achievement in the visual and media arts by Canadian artists. Wintonick a producer, director, critic and editor ...

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    The Weinstein Company Adopts "Bobby" and "Miss Potter" for Release

    The Weinstein Company has acquired rights to two films, including Emilio Estevez's "Bobby," and Chris Noonan's "Miss Potter," the company announced over the weekend. "Bobby," acquired from Michel Litvak's Bold Films (U.S. rights), is an ensemble political-culture drama starring Estevez, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater (and more) revisiting the night Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, and focuses on how the lives of those at the hotel that evening intersected. The project was brought to TWC by Michelle Krumm, executive vice...

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    Back to Work...

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