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    MacArthur Foundation 2013 Documentary Open Call (Deadline Imminent)

    FYI to all you documentary filmmakers reading this...You've got about a month to get your application packages together.We've covered filmmaker- and film recipients of awards from the foundation, like Stanley Nelson, and The Supreme Price.

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    29 Documentaries Set For Sundance Institute Grants

    The Sundance Institute announced today the 29 films that will be receiving over $550,000 in grants from its Documentary Film Program and Fund. Since its inception in 2002, the DFP has awarded more than $14.3 million in grants to more than 600 documentary films in 61 countries. This year's recipients...

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    Oscar-Nominated Doc 'King: A Filmed Record' To Screen Aug. 28 In Theaters Nationwide

    Oscar-Nominated Doc 'King: A Filmed Record' To Screen Aug. 28 In Theaters Nationwide

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    Don't Miss the New 35mm Restoration of Antonioni's 'L'Avventura,' Starting July 12 in New York and LA

    Michelangelo Antonioni’s “L’Avventura” is a film you have a lifelong relationship with. In his Great Movies review of the film, Roger Ebert wrote that it took him decades of watching and rewatching it to “realize how much clarity and passion Antonioni brought to the film’s silent cry of despair.”

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    New Pics From 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Swing In Featuring Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone

    For a movie that's not coming out for another year (okay, a bit less than that), "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" sure is blowing its load a bit early, dropping all kinds of images online. Are the filmmakers hoping to encourage audiences by letting them know this time around they are actually going to get...

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    Doc Feature On Acclaimed Ghanaian Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, In Production

    Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an acclaimed, award-winning Ghanaian investigative journalist (print and documentary), famous for using his anonymity (he does not show his face in public, opting for masks and disguises) as a tool in his investigative reports that usually tackle human rights and anti-corrupt...

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    Academy to Stage Concert for 2014 Oscar-Nominated Songs and Scores

    On February 27 in 2014, three days before the 86th annual Academy Awards is telecast on March 2, the Academy will host a concert showcasing the year's Oscar-nominated original songs and scores. The concert will be held at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.

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    WATCH TRAILER: In 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Hanks as Disney Courts Thompson as 'Mary Poppins' Scribe UPDATE

    The first trailer from director John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks" starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson has arrived. In the film, Hanks plays Walt Disney, who brings author P.L. Travers, played by Thompson, from London to Hollywood in the early 1960s to adapt her novel "Mary Poppins" for the scre...

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    Poster & Images Debut From 'Captain America' Short Film 'Agent Carter'

    The Marvel movies haven't exactly been great when it comes to giving exciting roles to female characters (and performers). Sure, there are usually female characters in these movies but they're almost always playing second (or third) banana. Even when noted feminist Joss Whedon made "The Avengers," h...

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    WATCH: 'The Canyons' Gets a Trailer, and Director Paul Schrader Gets a UCLA Retrospective

    Paul Schrader's already hotly debated new film "The Canyons" has a trailer (watch below), and in anticipation of the film's August release, the UCLA Film & Television Archive kicks off a retrospective of the director's work this weekend.

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