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  2005 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2005; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year.
In the film industry, a wide-release movie is a film that studios believe will appeal to a broad spectrum of the public and that shows in at least 600 theatres in the United States and Canada.
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2005_in_film   (1421 words)

  
 MCN Sundance 2005: The Big Press Release
American films selected to screen in Dramatic and Documentary Competition are eligible for a number of jury awards, including the Grand Jury Prize, the Cinematography Award, and the Directing Award.
Films in the Competition and American Spectrum sections are eligible for the Dramatic and Documentary Audience Awards.
International films have played an increasingly important role at the Sundance Film Festival, and for the third consecutive year the Festival proudly presents a selection of extraordinary documentary works from talented nonfiction storytellers from around the world.
www.moviecitynews.com /festivals/sundance_2005/041129pr_sundance.html   (3795 words)

  
 National Film Registry, 2005
By preserving American films, we safeguard a significant element of American creativity and our cultural history for the enjoyment and education of future generations." Congress established the National Film Registry in 1989 and most recently reauthorized the program in April 2005 when it passed the "Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005" (Public Law 109-9).
Among the films named this year: [Insert blurbs on selected titles] The Librarian chose this year's selections after evaluating nearly 1,000 titles nominated by the public and conducting intensive discussions with the Library's Motion Picture division staff and the distinguished members and alternates of his advisory group, the National Film Preservation Board.
Newsweek hailed the film as "a devastating expose of the collusion between state officials and coal executives." The Cameraman (1928) This film sadly marked the last of Buster Keaton's sublime comedy classics.
www.loc.gov /film/nfr2005.html   (2098 words)

  
 Film Journal 2005
Films like The Incredibles continually cause me to wonder why it appears so damned difficult to write decent stories/dialogue/plotlines for real action movies, when we are constantly reminded of the quality of writing out there in the animated realm (The Simpsons, Southpark, Pixar-in-general, and Hopeless Pictures on IFC).
This film is why I love great documentaries: they engage us with compelling stories, entice our voyeuristic tendencies, but forces us to look at ourselves, and contemplate those around us, ultimately taking stock in the seeming pettiness of our own inner struggles.
Typical for the genre, the film is quick-witted and fast paced with sharp tongue-in-cheek dialogue.
www.danielhouse.com /film_journal_2005.htm   (1190 words)

  
 filmcritic.com: The Last Festival: The 2005 Tribeca Film Festival
The general-purpose film festival is nothing new, most every major city in the country has one, but until Tribeca came along, New York (which has a film or video festival for seemingly every micro-genre or ethnic group on the planet) didn’t have one.
The whole film is the lead-up to that climactic wedding scene, with Showalter doing everything he can to keep his character with his obnoxious fiancé and not the cute office temp (Michelle Williams, more repressed than usual) who we all know will be waiting for him after he leaves the church, alone.
The film’s thesis is that governments once tried to curry favor with their populace by talking about bright futures and lofty goals, whereas these days they just try and scare the bejesus out of us.
www.filmcritic.com /misc/emporium.nsf/95a45e26914c25ff862562bb006a85f2/745fe4ff345234bf88256ff80080f1b9?OpenDocument   (1435 words)

  
 2005 Film Festival
The film is a meditation on the bonds of community, the fertility of memory and the inevitable changes brought by time.
The film opens a window to audiences on the traditional practice of gathering and weaving a cedar bark mat and the ancient philosophy imparted to us by the first people, our oldest teachers, the tree people.
This film is part of a project to give voice to immigrant elders in Portland who practice traditional arts, from Vietnamese silk painting and Russian wood carving to Hmong embroidery and Eritrean foodways.
www.nwfolklife.org /P_F/films.html   (1225 words)

  
 Milano Film Festival 2005
The 2005 edition is ready to start up with the peculiar energy typical of the opening of a great event, and is ready to gather the fruits of years of tireless work done with the more representative features of the contemporary film industry.
The Milano Film Festival is proving to be a place of innovation in which the world and the town are working, winning the approval of the critics and the public.
Very important features of the Milano Film Festival program are the side-events: special screenings for students and children; concerts held on the parvis of the Teatro Strehler and in the moats of the Castello Sforzesco; meetings with the directors and the members of the juries, workshops and seminars.
www.talkingpix.co.uk /ArticleMilano2005.html   (2826 words)

  
 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Friends with Money is a hilarious ensemble film with four actresses at the top of their game.
The short film Live at Five by former Philadelphian Averie Storck starring Dylan Baker and Katie Finneran has added to the screening of Little Athens on April 3 and 6.
We are pleased to announce a new film in the festival programming: The Last Western, a documentary by Philadelphia native Chris Deaux (Talk Fast).
www.phillyfests.com /pff/templates/home.cfm   (1410 words)

  
 ~: THE NATIONAL FILM CHALLENGE :~   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The judging results from the 2005 National Film Challenge are in - find out who won and watch all of the winning films on the results page.
139 teams finished their films by the deadline and are eligible for awards!
See the top 15 films from 2004 in our on-line screening room, and the complete list of 2004 winners on our 2004 winners page.
www.filmchallenge.com   (103 words)

  
 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gregg Araki delivers his most powerful film to date with this unyielding look at the lingering effects of childhood sexual abuse on a pair of young men from a small Nebraska town.
Set in the heartland hamlet of Huntington, Kansas, the film follows the wildly divergent lives of two young men whose paths fatefully crossed when they were 8 years old.
Brian (Brady Corbet) has grown into an introverted 18-year-old whose only memory of the trauma is that five hours of his life disappeared, and he has become convinced that he was abducted by aliens.
www.phillyfests.com /pff/templates/film_details.cfm?id=3886   (406 words)

  
 BBC - Films - Film 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Welcome to the Film 2005 Films of the Year, a canter through twelve months at the movies, complete with the results of our viewers poll which names and acclaims the nation's Top 10.
Paul Haggis' ensemble drama about racism in LA was the film of the year for Rod Lay, who calls it 'intelligent, thought provoking and visually stylish,' with 'fantastic and sometimes unexpected performances from the whole cast'.
It was far from the biggest hit of the year but the rabid fanbase which helped get Joss Whedon's cancelled sci-fi series onto the big screen has now handed it the biggest accolade in modern cinema: the title of Film 2005 Film of the Year.
www.bbc.co.uk /films/film2005/filmofyear_2005.shtml   (726 words)

  
 2005 Sundance Film Festival Coverage
The Squid and The Whale starts out as a film about a family dealing with the impact of divorce in the late '80s and then goes much much deeper, addressing the relationships between parents and their kids and the effect and impact of parents on their children's personalities.
As the film progresses it turns into something much much bigger as it grapples with issues of religion, community and coming of age in the South.
While the film is in English, it's narrated by 'Z' in Somalian (with subtitles) - a bold but brilliant choice that gives an insight into the experience of an immigrant in America.
www.dvdtalk.com /features/003687.html   (3265 words)

  
 sfweekly.com | Film | The Reel Truth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If you go to Rotten Tomatoes, the Web site that compiles more than 100 film critics' reviews each week, you will find at the top of the "Certified Fresh" list a single movie that was the very best-reviewed of 2005.
It was not a remake or a sequel, and it didn't cost $200 million and star a pubescent wizard or a computer-generated ape.
Fact is, the major studios took in more from the box office in the first quarter of 2005 ($870 million) than they did during the first quarter of 2004 (when receipts totaled $797 million).
www.sfweekly.com /Issues/2005-12-28/film/film.html   (913 words)

  
 2005 Foreign Film Series
Foreign films will be introduced and discussed by WSU Pullman Faculty beginning at 6:30 p.m.
This is one of THE two or three most admired classics in world cinema, a mystery story at the same time as a profound look into the entanglements of human emotions.
The film is set in the Qin dynasty, the first regime to unify China politically and socially (221 BCE) and features a dialogue between an assassin, played be Li, and the Qin Emperor himself over how, why, and even whether the assassin carries out his job.
stevens.wsu.edu /Degree/ForeignFilms_05.htm   (522 words)

  
 Spindletop Film Festival 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Robert A. Burns will always be remembered for the films and his ability to create a terrifying and eerie backdrop for horror films.
The Spindletop/Lamar University film festival will pay tribute to the life and work of Burns, a longtime Texan, during the sixth annual film festival April 15 to 17 in Beaumont.
Film Threat said, “The saving grace is Burns’ ambitious acting debut" and The Dallas Morning News called it “an appallingly lurid, fiendishly watchable movie.
dept.lamar.edu /advancement/spinfest/press/030305.asp   (586 words)

  
 Korean Film News 2005
The court was ruling on a lawsuit to block the film's release filed by Park's son, Park Ji-man, who argued that the film would damage the reputation of the former president.
The DV-shot film is set during the oppressive political days of the 1980s, and tells the story of two men who spend a suspiciously long amount of time in a cheap motel room.
The film, which is sold internationally by Mirovision, tells the story of a flsmith in 1970s Korea who meets a young woman with a connection to his tragic past.
koreanfilm.org /news2005.html   (6645 words)

  
 Digital Video Expo West 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Established in 2000, the DV Film Festival celebrates emerging talent by screening independent digital films with intriguing subject matter, robust scripts, and foresights that push the digital envelope.
A brutally honest film, spotlighting a generation of children lacking the tools necessary to carry out emotionally-based actions in an adult-like manner.
NOTE: Films at the 2005 DV Film Festival are unrated and may contain adult language, subject matters, and themes.
www.dvexpo.com /filmfest   (424 words)

  
 Ghost in the Machine: 2005 in Film.
A historical film that in other hands might have come off as dry, preachy edutainment, Good Night, and Good Luck instead seemed as fresh and relevant as the evening news...well, that is, if the news still functioned properly.
King Kong: I had this film as high as #2 for awhile, and there are visual marvels therein that no other movie this year came close to offering, most notably Kong loose in Depression-Era New York City.
The Constant Gardener: Another very good film that I still thought was slightly overrated by the critics, Fernando Meirelles' sophomore outing skillfully masked its somewhat iffy script with lush cinematography and choice Soderberghian editing.
www.ghostinthemachine.net /003399.html   (1541 words)

  
 unmediated: 2005 DIY Film Festival
The DIY Film Festival has issued the annual call for entries.
We've been having a back channel conversation amongst the trackers at unmediated about how/whether to update the way in which we aggregate, present, and make useable the content on the site, in light of all the various aggregators, digg and its clones, and role model group blog sites that we all consume/use/hate/love.
I have this sinking feeling in my gut that we will arrive sooner than later at the same existential threshold that the film studios and record labels are squirming under to our joyful cries of "die, dinosaurs, die!".
www.unmediated.org /archives/2004/11/2005_diy_film_f.php   (1108 words)

  
 The Liberty Film Festival - Home
The Liberty Film Festival is merging with the CSPC to create the premier conservative film and cultural organization in America.
The Liberty Film Festival is proud to announce that actor Robert Davi ("Profiler," License to Kill), producer Scott Gardenhour (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon) and author/columnist James Hirsen (Hollywood Nation, Tales From the Left Coast) have joined the Liberty Film Festival Board of Advisors.
The Liberty Film Festival is also proud to announce that its popular and influential film blog LIBERTAS has joined Pajamas Media, the new blogger consortium created by Roger L. Simon and Charles Johnson.
www.libertyfilmfestival.com   (2603 words)

  
 south by southwest festivals + conferences
With nearly 200 films and dozens of daytime panels, the hardest part is fitting it all in.
The uplifting film was quite a crowd-pleaser at SXSW 2005, and the subject, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, paid his first ever visit to Texas; traveling all the way from West Africa to participate in the SXSW screenings.
One of the feature sidebars at SXSW 2005 is the return of "Discoveries from Down Under," a collection of films from Australia and New Zealand.
2005.sxsw.com /film   (2047 words)

  
 Cannes 2005 European Film Festival 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lisa Bryant reports in the Voice of America that "Asia is surging ahead as a power to be reckoned with in the film industry." Bryant uses the five Asian directors in competition for this year's Palme d'Or at Cannes as an example of Asia's cinematic might.
Mike Collett-White reports in Reuters that "war, murder and suicide were the themes at the Cannes Film Festival" on opening day.
According to the IMDb, her last feature film appearance was in an uncredited bit in the Jane Fonda revenge comedy Nine to Five (1980).
www.altfg.com /Articles/may112005.htm   (291 words)

  
 Woodstock Film Festival 2005
Anthony Ng was born and raised in Hong Kong and graduated from the NYU Film School in 2000.
In 2001, his short film, é (dot dot dot) garnered numerous awards from film festivals nationwide.
The Woodstock Film Commission promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.
www.woodstockfilmfestival.com /festival2005/details.php?id=14236   (255 words)

  
 2005 Sundance Film Festival
If you are applying for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival (January 2006) you need to go to http://institute.sundance.org/jsps/site.jsp?resource=pag_ex_programs_festival_entries
NOW LIVE: The interactive film guide, with details on films, directors, screening schedules, panels and discussions, music, and more.
But if you can't find answers to what you are looking for, click here.
festival.sundance.org /2005   (398 words)

  
 NECC 2005 Attendees | Student Film Festival
The Student Film Festival represents a collaboration between ISTE and public broadcaster WHYY, and features Student Voices-themed video shorts specially compiled for this screening.
Courtesy of Apple, representatives from three Film Festival teams and the Kentucky Kids awardees will be present to discuss their work with the audience.
Seating for the Film Festival is on a first-come basis.
center.uoregon.edu /ISTE/NECC2005/program/film_festival.php   (218 words)

  
 Harmony Film Festival
Welcome to the Harmony Film Festival, a short film festival dedicated to promoting the principles of peace and harmony.
Harmony Film Festival is proud to bring you the 2006 Film Camp at the serene settings of the Yerrinbool College just an hour south of Sydney on the weekend of 26th to 28th of May.
We are proud to announce the 2006 theme for the 3rd annual Harmony Film Festival is Justice.
www.harmonyfilmfest.com   (342 words)

  
 2005 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I got a roll of film developed and lo and behold there was a load of photos taken last year sometime (a third of the film's from mine and Holly's trip to Paris...UGN!) Paris Summer 2005: My backgarden in winter: Brighton: Love The Way You Love Issue 2?
type to say I want to see a film because such and such person is in it,...card catalog.  Anyway, it was a trippy film where "Elvis" is really sick in the head...got out.  Really, it was a great film to watch primarily because of Gael's great...
Also new years 2005 i came across an ad for a film crew to work on it for 6 months.
www.ljseek.com /2005-in-film_s4.html   (713 words)

  
 Spindletop Film Festival 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The film festival is a great way to meet Hollywood insiders and professionals involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from directors to composers, and animators to cinematographers.
The 2005 speakers included award-winning actors Irma P. Hall and William Atherton, director Stuart Gordon, filmmaker Sandy Color, animators, musicians and others who know how Hollywood works and how to work Hollywood.
In 2005, Gordon joined the festival in paying tribute to Texas art-director Robert A. Burns, who died in May 2004.
dept.lamar.edu /advancement/spinfest   (181 words)

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