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    Trailer Watch: Doc "Pelotero" (Baseball Player), Dominican Players Try To Achieve Big League Dreams

    Screening at Santa Barbara International Film Festival late in the month, the 72-min documentary Pelotero, directed by Guagua Productions (Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin & Jon Paley) and narrated by John Leguizamo, is set in the Dominican Republican, where some kids begin baseball training at a youn...

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    Trailer Watch: "Under African Skies" Doc Surrounds Controversy of Paul Simon's Album "Graceland" in South Africa

    Currently making its rounds at the Sundance Film Festival, Under African Skies is directed by Joe Berlinger. The feature documentary chronicles Paul Simon's return to South Africa to celebrate the birth of his album "Graceland", and the consequent conflict that arises due to the album&...

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    STAR WARS UNCUT: DIRECTOR'S CUT may be the strangest, most enchanting fan remake of that classic ever attempted

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of internet users to remake Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from that film however they wanted. Within just a few months, Star Wars Uncut grew into a wild succes...

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    Watch Trailer For Indie Drama "Greencastle" About Lonely Widowed Single Father in Rural Town

    Described as a "quirky off-beat drama," Greencastle is written and directed by Koran Dunbar, who is also the lead actor in the film. The film, about a single father in a rural town in PA grieving the death of his late wife, was able to raise post-production costs through Kickstarter last m...

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    Watch Angela Davis Offer Her Own Perspective On "The Black Power Mixtape" Documentary

    It's a film you've likely read about numerous times on this site, but only because The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 continues to generate news almost weekly.  This week, PBS' The Independent Lens released a video clip of one the film's subjects, activist Angela Davis, speaking...

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    Watch That Dude With A Really Long Name In Best Laid Plans

    So here's the 1 millionth trailer that begins with the narrator saying "In a world...." The cliche has been around since the beginning of time and I can't believe that they're STILL using it.

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    Octavia Spencer Rocks Her Golden Globe Press Conference

    Every time she opens her mouth I get more and more impressed with her. Favorite comment that she is happy living in her own skin and people should be proud of who you are. I love how she took off her shoes.

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    VIDEO: Last Call to Enter VERTIGOED Contest! Don't Be a "Jackass"! (Or You'll End Up Like This Guy)

    It's the last day to enter VERTIGOED, Press Play's first ever video contest. The response has been outstanding - even The Huffington Post took notice. We've received dozens upon dozens of entries and Team Press Play has been up all hours of the week watching and marvelling at these clips...

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    Sundance Trailer Watch: Finding North Directed By Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush

    49 million people in the U.S. -- one in four children -- don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who a...

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    Trailer Watch: Cinelan's Focus Forward Doc Initiative

    Last October we announced GE and Cinelan's documentary initiative, Focus Forward. Check out this video featuring the directors of the thirty upcoming 3-minute films, including "Super Size Me"'s Morgan Spurlock, "Wasteland"'s Lucy Walter, "Shut Up & Sing"...

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