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Tomi Ungerer: All in One at The Drawing Center in New York on Liberté Crucifiée: "I view the shooting at Charlie Hebdo with an incredible sense of sadness." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

During the opening weekend of celebrations for the exhibition Tomi Ungerer: All in One, curated by Claire Gilman at The Drawing Center in New York, I asked the star of Brad Bernstein's Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story about his Barbies that resembled Nicole Kidman's look in Lee Daniels' The Paperboy. He told me that Bagdad Cafe director Percy Adlon's Landleben and Celia Lowenstein's Fascination: Fascism were two other films that profiled him. We talked about his fascination with the Brothers Grimm and how he sees himself in Luis Buñuel and David Lynch. The day before, with Steven Heller, he spoke about his sadness over the tragedy in Paris
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2014 Producers Guild of America Awards Name “Gravity” & “12 Years a Slave” for Top Trophy

The 2014 awards show season has already been especially exciting, and last night (January 19) the Producers Guild of America Awards added a new twist to the Oscar race.

Both “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” were honored with The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, making the first tie for the category in PGA history.

All the more impressive is the fact that producers from “American Hustle,” “Nebraska,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Her,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Saving Mr. Banks” were also up for the accolade.

Frozen” producer Peter Del Vecho took home the Animated Motion Picture award while “Breaking Bad” snagged Best Drama Series and “Modern Family” won the Best Comedy Series.

Meanwhile, there were a number of actors there to support the people behind the camera including Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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It's a Tie! "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" Top Producers Guild Awards

Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" both won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures at the 2014 Producers Guild of America awards. It's an unprecedented tie that just makes the Academy Awards much more unpredictable!

"We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks" took home the documentary trophy while "Frozen" won the animated category.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) of the 2014 Producers Guild Awards (PGA):

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures (Tie):

*Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman

*12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner

American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Megan Ellison, Jon Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle

Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics)

Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
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Producers Guild Awards: Complete list of winners

Producers Guild Awards: Complete list of winners
Winners of the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards were revealed Sunday (Jan. 19) during a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Film Awards Best Picture (Tie) "American Hustle" "Blue Jasmine" "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club" X -- "Gravity" "Her" "Nebraska" "Saving Mr. Banks" X -- "12 Years a Slave" "The Wolf of Wall Street" Best Animated Feature "The Croods" "Despicable Me 2" "Epic" X --"Frozen" "Monsters University" Best Documentary Feature "A Place at the Table" "Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story" "Life According to Sam" X -- "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" "Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington" TV Awards Be...
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PGA Awards Announce 2013 Nominees

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced its theatrical motion picture and TV nominations for the 2013 PGA Awards, which will be presented on January 19th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Producers Guild has a great record of picking films. In fact, over 80% of PGA winners go on to win an Oscar for Best Picture, including "Argo" last year, and "The Artist" the year before that. The 2013 Producers Guild Awards nominated films and television programs are listed below in alphabetical order by category. Theatrical Films Nominees: Theatrical Films: * American Hustle * Blue Jasmine * Captain Phillips * Dallas Buyers Club * Gravity * Her * Nebraska * Saving Mr. Banks * 12 Years a Slave * Wolf of Wall Street Animated Films: * The Croods * Despicable Me 2 * Epic * Frozen * Monsters University Documentaries: * A Place at the Table * Far Out isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story * Life According to Sam * We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks * Which Way is the Front Line from Here?
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2014 Producers Guild Award Nominees Snub 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

There is really only one big surprise in today's announcement of the 2014 Producers Guild Award nominees, that is the snubbing of Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis, which I assume gave way to Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine and Dallas Buyers Club. The rest of the theatrical nominees are pretty much to be expected, including the likes of 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Gravity. It seems the recent dust-up over The Wolf of Wall Street had no bearing on the nominees as it was included and yet again Her remains a part of the race as the one film I think could attempt to prove spoiler in a couple of the major Oscar categories. I've included the theatrical, animated and television nominees directly below along with a slew of other nominations the org plans on handing out. The theatrical motion picture nominees are: The Darryl F. Zanuck
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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story Gleams with an Advertorial Slickness

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story Gleams with an Advertorial Slickness
A good talker can be a mixed blessing for the documentary biographer. Tabloid's Joyce McKinney, for instance, the beauty queen alleged to have abducted and raped a Mormon missionary in the 1970s, proved hypnotically chatty. Every nutty tangent and girlish inflection, as presented by Errol Morris, contributed to a portrait as strange and magnetic as the personality at its center. Then there are those subjects whose every knowing anecdote and aphorism serve to polish a jewel-cut—and ultimately deflective—self-mythology. Artist Tomi Ungerer is one such subject. Watching Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story, it's clear that no one ever told this illustrator and author's story bigger, longer, and with better sound bites than Ungerer himself.

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Brad Bernstein and Rick Cikowski talk about making Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Before the Us premiere at Doc NYC, I met up in the green room of the Sva Theater with director, producer Brad Bernstein and co-producer, editor, motion graphics animator Rick Cikowski, who did almost every animation in the exquisite Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story.

The two collaborated from day one. Here is their far out journey with Tomi, who Bernstein said, at the very moment we were doing this interview on the afternoon of November 10, was being honoured at the Rome film festival.

Anne-Katrin Titze: How did you first know about Tomi Ungerer? How did he enter your life?

Brad Bernstein: We were working on a history of American music project down in Miami in 2007. And one day I was in my office and I was reading the front page of the arts section in the New York Times. Randy Kennedy had written...
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10 Must-See Films At Doc NYC

10 Must-See Films At Doc NYC
This week marks the start of Manhattan's third annual documentary festival, Doc NYC, at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea's Sva Theatre. The eight-day presentation boasts big names like Ken Burns, Barbara Kopple and Jonathan Demme as well as a significant roster from the indie underworld: Rufus Wainwright, Antony Hegarty, and Sophie Fiennes, to name but a few.

To help you sift through the massive schedule of documentaries, we've created our own guide to the must-see films of this year. Our list is as much a grab bag as the 115-item Doc NYC list, but we've picked the ones that we know you just can't miss:

1. How to Survive a Plague (directed by David France)

A powerful overview of Act Up and its science-savvy subgroup, Tag (Treatment Action Group); its members worked tirelessly to bring awareness to the plight of AIDS victims in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.
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Toronto International Film Festival 2012 Lineup

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Above: Ernie Gehr's Auto-Collider Xv.

The vast bulk of Tiff's 2012 has been announced and listed here, below. We'll be updating the lineup with the previous films announced, as well as updating links to specific films for more information on them in the coming days. Of particular note is that the Wavelengths and Visions programs have been combined to create what is undoubtedly the most interesting section of the festival. Stay tuned, too, for our own on the ground coverage of Tiff.


A Royal Affair (Nikolai Arcel, Demark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany)

Argo (Ben Affleck, USA)

The Company You Keep (Robert Redford, USA)

Dangerous Liaisons (Hur Jin-ho, China)

Emperor (Peter Webber, Japan/USA)

English Vinglish (Gauri Shinde, India)

Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (Shola Lynch)

Great Expectations (Mike Newell, UK)

Hyde Park on Hudson (Roger Michell, UK)

Inescapable (Ruba Nadda, Canada)

Jayne Mansfield's Car (Billy Bob Thorton, USA/Russia)

Looper (Rian Johnson,
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'Dredd,' 'Seven Psychopaths' and 'Aftershock' Included in 2012 Toronto Midnight Madness Selection

The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival line-up got another boost with today's announcement of the Midnight Madness, Vanguard and Documentary selections which include films from the likes of Barry Levinson, Don Coscarelli, Rob Zombie, Martin McDonagh, Ben Wheatley, Michel Gondry and Alex Gibney and include titles such as Aftershock, Dredd, Seven Psychopaths, Pusher, Sightseers, The We and the I, The Gatekeepers, Finding Nemo 3D, Hotel Transylvania and a Cinemateque selection that includes Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder, Roman Polanski's Tess and Roberto Rossellini's Stromboli. Considering Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master was recently added to the official selection as a Special Presentation I am going to have my hands full when it comes to screenings, but I will definitely make sure to catch McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, which is one of my most anticipated films of the year. Otherwise, the schedule will determine which ones I check out. The
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