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    Kickstarter Campaign For New Doc About Black Tea Partiers (Yes There Are A Few...)

    So you may recall back in March (HERE) I reported about a new documentary in the works called Black Tea: The New Civil Right, or as I would like to call it, as I said back then (and still do), The Descendants of Stephen (for those of you who know Django).

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    2013 Cinéfondation Awards Prizes to 'Needle,' 'Waiting For The Thaw,' 'In the Fishbowl' and 'Pandas'

    At Cannes today, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury announced the 2013 Cinéfondation Prizes in a ceremony held at the Buñuel Theater. The first prize went to Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, for her short film "Needle," which follows a young girl wh...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Epic' Memorial Day Brings 'Fast & Furious 6,' 'The Hangover Part III' & 'Before Midnight'

    There are plenty of traditions associated with Memorial Day: barbeques, the return of white pants, massive sales, and, of course, the release of long-awaited blockbuster flicks. We get two this weekend, both hailing from impressively resilient franchises. Plus, there's the highly anticipated next ch...

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    Discussion of Women About Women

    At Cannes a short week ago, the European Women's AudioVisual Network, held an informal and intimate coffee klatch at the Scandinavian Pavilion. This was a followup to the larger more formal meeting in Berlin sponsored by Dortmund Women's Film Festival and Indiewire blogger Melissa Silverstein (Women...

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    Watch: Trailer For Powerful Documentary 'The Act Of Killing'

    Hailed as an incredible piece of documentary work, Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” -- after hitting festivals in the past year including Telluride, Toronto, Berlin, Sydney and more -- is on its way to theatres and a brand new trailer has arrived.

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    Weekly Update May 24: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

    Weekly Update May 24: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

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    Well Go USA Acquires Filipino Thriller 'On The Job' Ahead of Its Cannes Premiere

    Ahead of its world premiere in the Director's Fortnight at Cannes today, Well Go USA has acquired all North American rights to "On The Job." Directed by Erik Matti, the Filipino crime thriller was inspired by a real-life scandal in which prison inmates were temporarily released from prison to work a...

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    Whither Women Film Critics? Study Says 78% of Film Critics Are Male, 22% Female

    Yet another fascinating if depressing report from Martha M. Lauzen looks at, among other things, the percentages of women film critics as compared to their male counterparts. The numbers don't lie: In Spring of 2013 (i.e. right now), 78% of top critics (as defined by guidelines laid out by Rotten To...

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    'Born This Way' Gets A Trailer (Feature Doc On The Lives Of Homosexuals In Cameroon)

    Last year, the internationally-acclaimed feature documentary Call Me Kuchu (read Nijla's review HERE) documented the what life is like for homosexuals in Uganda. This year, Roger Ross Williams tackles a similar topic in his new documentary God Loves Uganda.

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    Why Women Sports Journalists Get No Respect

    Women sports journalists have never gotten the respect they deserve.

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