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    Neil Young, Herbie Hancock, Beastie Boys Among Musicians at SXSW Film Festival

    Musician Neil Young, jazz legend Herbie Hancock as well as hip-hop icons the Beastie Boys are among the musicians attending the 2006 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) for documentaries screening during the event (March 10-18) in Austin, TX. Young will attend the fest with director Jonathan Demme for their film, "Heart of Gold," while Hancock will be at SXSW on Friday, March 17, for the world premiere of Doug Biro and Jon Fine's documentary, "Possibilities," which follows the recording of Hancock's album of the same name. The Beastie Boys will be in attendance for a Wednesday, March 15 regional premiere of their concert film, "Awesome: I...

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    BBC: "The Road to Guantanamo" Actors Stopped at Airport

    The stars of Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' "The Road to Guantanamo" were stopped at the airport on their return to Britain from the Berlin International Film Festival, where Winterbottom and Whitecross had received a Silver Bear for best director. Actors Rizwan Ahmed and Farhad Harun and ...

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    Theron, Cross, Sloss & Blackwell Join SXSW Panels

    Actress Charlize Theron and actor/comedian David Cross have been added as panelists at the 2006 SXSW Film Conference & Festival, kicking off in early March in Austin, TX. Panels will take place from March 11 - 14 at the Austin Convention Center, while the fest will run from March 10 - 18. Theron, a ...

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    "Grbavica" Wins Golden Bear At 2006 Berlinale; Winterbotton & Whitecross Win Directing Prize

    Jasmila Zbanic's "Grbavica won the top prize, the Golden Bear, at the 2006 Berlinale, awarded tonight at the festival's closing ceremony in Germany's capital city. The film, from Austria and Bosnia & Herzegovina, is the story of a mother and daughter set in post-war Sarajevo.

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    indieWIRE ALERT: "Grbavica" Wins Golden Bear in Berlin

    Jasmila Zbanic's "Grbavica" won the top prize, the Golden Bear, at the 2006 Berlinale, awarded tonight at the festival's closing ceremony in Germany's capital city.

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    BERLINALE CRITIC'S DIARY: German Films Lead The Way at 2006 Berlin Fest; "Power," "Lenz" Also Worthy

    When Dieter Kosslick, the head of the Berlin International Film Festival, first announced that fully five of the nineteen films in competition at this year's Berlinale would be German films, the cinema world looked askance. Had Kosslick been overtaken by a sudden access of Teutonic nationalism? Or w...

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    Panorama Prize Goes to "Paper Dolls"

    Tomer Heymann's "Paper Dolls, a documentary about trans caregivers from the Philippines who care for aging Israelis, won the audience award in the Panorama section at this year's Berlinale, the only Berlin International Film Festival award selected by festival attendees. Talya Lavie's "Hayelet Boded...

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    "Maximo Oliveros" & "Hatred" Win Top Teddy Awards

    Aureas Solito's "The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros" won this year's Teddy Award for best feature film at the 2006 Berlinale, while the prize for best documentary went to Olivier Meyrou's "Beyond Hatred."

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    DAILY DISPATCH FROM BERLIN: Mining for Meaning In More Berlinale Films: "Vendetta," "Container," "Do

    In a time of intense international strife, journalists and critics are especially sensitive to movies with messages, trying to decode the intentions of provocative directors. Films ranging from perhaps the seemingly smallest, like Lukas Moodysson's latest, "Container," to the largest, James McTeigue...

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    Berlin Film Fest to Broadcast Live on TV and the Internet

    The Berlin International Film Festival announced today that for the first time, its awards ceremony will broadcast live on European TV on the 3sat network. The festival had earlier announced that, also for the first time, competition winners would not be revealed before the ceremony. The festival wi...

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