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    Reverse Shot's Top Ten of 2006

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    Museum of the Moving Image to Present "Critics Choice: Great Documentaries"

    New York's Museum of the Moving Image will present a series of documentaries selected and introduced by 23 notable film critics. The two-month series, "Critics Choice: Great Documentaries," which runs from January 6 - February 28, will also include discussions with veteran filmmakers as Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, Rachel Boynton, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, W.T. Morgan, and D A Pennebaker. The films to be shown range in time from Dziga Vertov's 1927 silent film classic "The Man With a Movie Camera" to a preview screening of Tony Kaye's eagerly awaited movie "The Lake of Fire," about abortion in America. For more information and a fu...

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    Weinsteins Get Haynes' Dylan Film

    The Weinstein Company has acquired North American and UK rights to Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There," according to Variety, planning a 2007 release for the unconventional bio-pic that features a variety of actors (including Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett) portraying the mus...

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    SF360: Eastwood's Battles

    One can be forgiven for thinking that Clint Eastwood seems late with his entwined combat films, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima." Last year, after all, was marked as the year of the war movie, with Iraq documentaries hitting their fever pitch. Then there's the fact that "Flags"/"Letters" are World War II combat films, not exactly the sexiest genre to be resurrecting since, after all, isn't part of the problem in Iraq precisely that we're still depending on outmoded WWII archetypes of a "stand-up" fight? And yet, while Eastwood's films lack some of the in-the-guts currency of other recent war movies, they will almost certainl...

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    Sidetrack on Board with Sundance '07 Film, "Low and Behold"

    Sidetrack Films, producers of AJ Schnack's new doc, "Kurt Cobain About A Son" have signed on as co-producers of Zack Godshall's "Low and Behold," premiering in the Spectrum section at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival later this month. Described by the company as "the first narrative feature about Hurricane Katrina," the film is further described as:"A blend of documentary and fiction...the film was written by and stars Barlow Jacobs, who evacuated New Orleans when Katrina hit before returning to work as an insurance claim adjuster. He then wrote a script based on those experiences and used the money he made to finance the film.Sidetrack reps c...

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    Essentially Woody: Husbands and Wives

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    ThinkFilm Touting Two Sundance Competition Docs

    Two Sundance Film Festival documentaries are set at ThinkFilm, the company confirmed Wednesday. Earlier this year, ThinkFilm pre-bought worldwide rights to Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine's "War/Dance" and Robinson Devor's "Zoo," both of which will debut in the festival's doc competition later this month. "War/Dance" is described as the story of "a group of African children who overcome the brutal realities of war by participating in a national musical competition that can change their lives immeasurably." While "Zoo" -- sure to be a hot topic at the festival -- is described as, "the story of a seemingly average businessman whose secret sexual li...

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    (very) early spring?

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    "The year of the angry documentary"

    Looking at the Oscar documentary short list in The New York Times, Charles Lyons cites a preponderence of issue-oriented docs among the 15 films, noting "a shift toward gritty, guerrilla filmmaking, a willingness to tackle controversial subjects, no matter the obstacles":"This is the year of the ang...

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