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    Watch: Trailer for 2014 Tribeca Documentary Short 'Amanda F---ing Palmer on the Rocks'

    The unofficial theme of this years' Tribeca Film Festival must be music because here's another film that follows along that path. "Amanda F---ing Palmer on the Rocks," is a short documentary feature that follows rockstar Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) and how she raised $1.2 million dollars on Ki...

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    BYOD: Filmmaker Discusses Portraying Guatemala's Political Climate in 'I Will Be Murdered'

    In the latest installment of the Bring Your Own Documentary (BYOD) interview series sees host/documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner interviews Justin Webster, director of the documentary "I Will Be Murdered." In the doc, Webster examines Rodrigo Rosenberg, the Guatemalan lawyer who predicted his own demise at the hands of the Mexican government, with his subsequent murder causing a national uproar. In the interview with BYOD, Webster discusses walking the fine line between informing the audience of the political situation that ultimately played a part in Rosenberg's death without getting bogged down in explicating the many factors and issues pla...

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    BYOD Video: Filmmaker Jason Tippet Discusses Revisiting the California Skate Scene of His Childhood

    In this installment of the weekly series Bring Your Own Documentary (BYOD), documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner ("We Live in Public") interviews director Jason Tippet about his documentary "Only The Young," which follows skateboarding teenagers in California as they deal with life and try to have fun...

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    BYOD Video: Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato Discuss Making 'Being Chaz' and Filming with Cher

    This particular installment sees Timoner talking to Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, directors of such documentaries as "Party Monster" and "Inside Deep Throat," to talk about their 2011 doc "Being Chaz," which detailed the travails of Chaz Bono's life after his gender reassignment surgery, with Bon...

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    Hot Docs: Technological Revolution, 'Total Disruption,' Stolen Privacy

    “Isn’t it ironic that I’m having all these technical problems when I’m supposed to be talking about technology?” director Ondi Timoner asked a very patient (for awhile) Hot Docs audience Monday. Well, yeah, but it’s hardly the only irony that’s been on display here in Toronto.

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    Documentarian Ondi Timoner Hits Kickstarter for 'Total Disruption'

    Playing the Kickstarter game is one of many skills today's filmmakers need in order to flourish. But that's only one of the things doc veteran Ondi Timoner wants her fellow filmmakers to learn: she's let the world know that Tuesday April 9 is the launch day for the Kickstarter campaign for "A Total ...

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    Watch: The Pivot That Saved Twitter, As Explained by 'We Live in Public' Filmmaker Ondi Timoner (Video)

    "We Live in Public," "Cool It" and "Dig!" filmmaker Ondi Timoner has put together a short film about the moment that created Twitter. Even if you already know the fabled origin story, this easily digestible nugget of storytelling from the two-time Sundance Film Festi...

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    Ashland Independent Film Festival Winners

    The 2012 Ashland Independent Film Festival has announced the winners of its Juried and Audience competitions.

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    Ondi Timoner's "Mapplethorpe" Starring James Franco Tops Tribeca Institute's All Access Grants for 2012

    The Tribeca Film Institute has awarded its annual grants of $15,000 to ten films through its Tribeca All Access program, most notably Ondi Timoner's "Mapplethorpe." Timoner, the only filmmaker to twice win Sundance's Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, will make the transition t...

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    James Franco Somehow Finds Ten Minutes In His Schedule To Play Legendary Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe For 'DiG' Director Ondi Timoner

    To say that James Franco is a busy man is like saying that "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" could have used a more charismatic human lead. Franco is a screenwriter, a director, an awards host, a poet, a novelist, a soap star, a perpetual grad student, an artist, an experimental chef, a gla...

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