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    Oscar Doc Race Begins: My 7 Picks

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    15 Films Selected for Oscar Short List in Doc Feature Category

    Fifteen documentary films have been selected for the "short list" of titles competing for one of five nominations for the 79th Academy Awards. Eighty-one eligible films were submitted for consideration for the Best Documentary Feature category this year, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Ar...

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    REVIEW | Buzz Kill: Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration"

    Breaking free of the mockumentary shackles that had become his exclusive domain, Christopher Guest gets back to mirthful basics with "For Your Consideration," which is less a La-La-Land satire than a glorious sketch comedy throwback. The Guest troupe, many of whom hail from the Seventies Canadian sh...

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    REELER: What's Up at the Village Voice?

    For weeks now, indie film insiders have been bemoaning the steady stream of departures at The Village Voice. In a lengthy 3,000 word story at The Reeler, S.T. VanAirsdale takes a close look at the paper and the big changes that have been taking place in the Film section at the publication. As VanAirsdale noted, "readers have witnessed the last six months' turnover and attrition spin the 51-year-old paper into a somewhat benign -- some would say banal -- version of its former self." And as he adds in the opening of the article:For everyone fretting about the changes sweeping the vaunted film section of the Village Voice, you can relax: Jim Hob...

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    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

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    Cinema Libre Partners to Produce and Distribute Feature Films

    L.A.-based distributor Cinema Libre that it will produce two to five humanitarian, environmental or social issue movies per year in partnership with non-profit foundations and NGOs (non-governmental organizations). The company's first film made in partnership with the international aid organization Action Against Hunger, "The Empire In Africa," was selected for the Critics Week at Cannes and has won best documentary awards this year at the Slamdance Film Festival. The film, co-financed by both companies, examines the humanitarian crises resulting from the decade long civil war in Sierra Leone. A second project, "Progress vs. Poverty," has re...

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    SF360: 50 years of Janus Films

    It doesn't seem like too much of a stretch to group Janus Films with those few indispensable American institutions, which have historically acted not just to distribute or exhibit art, but to actually represent a vision of what art is and can be. When Bryant Halliday and Cyrus Harvey founded the company 50 years ago, they parlayed their experience as film programmers into distribution. No one else was bringing international cinema to American screens, so Halliday and Harvey took it upon themselves; from the beginning, Janus was the exclusive province of film lovers, that stately coin logo being the seal of film as art. If the French New Wave'...

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    Congrats to SXSW Docs on the Oscar Shortlist!

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    DANCE PARTY USA

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    indieWIRE Interview: Harry Moses, director of "Who the %$#! is Jackson Pollock?"

    "Who the %$#! is Jackson Pollock?" director Harry Moses has spent his career in television and film, for the past 20 years on behalf of his company, The Mosaic Group, Inc. Prior to forming the company, Moses worked with CBS News, producing for "60 Minutes." Moses has been honored with Emmy, Peabody,...

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