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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Sarah Polley, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence Are NYFCC Picks

    The New York Film Critics Circle released their best-of list yesterday, and director Sarah Polley was the sole female awardee in a non-acting category.

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    Five Women Directors Make the Documentary Oscar Shortlist

    Once again, the Oscar documentary shortlist for the 2014 ceremony, announced yesterday, is an idiosyncratic mix of crowd favorites and obscure titles.

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    'American Hustle' Tops New York Film Critics Circle Awards, David O. Russell & Jennifer Lawrence Win Big

    First! Once again, the New York Film Critics Circle made filmmakers and studios sweat to get their films screened in time as they position themselves to be the first (official) word on the awards race and augur of things to come ... at least until the National Board Of Review weighs in tomorrow. But...

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    All Five Docs Nominated for Cinema Eye’s Top Prize Directed or Produced by a Woman

    For the first time in the award’s history, all five of the features competing for the “Best Documentary” prize were either directed or produced by a woman. Female directors also comprised the majority of the “Best Director” nominations, as well as Cinema Eye’s inaugural award for Nonfiction Films Ma...

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    Sarah Polley Candidly Talks Must-See Memoir 'Stories We Tell' UPDATED (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, TRAILER)

    Transparency is Canadian writer-actress-director Sarah Polley's credo, as you can see in our candid video interview about her memoir "Stories We Tell." When Polley showed the documentary she was stunned that when people came up to her afterwards it was not to talk about her family mysteries, but the...

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    IDA Documentary Awards Announces 2013 Nominations

    IDA has announced their 2013 Documentary Awards nominations. Among them are some of the best female directed documentaries of the year including Gabriela Cowperthwaite's Blackfish, Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell and Jehane Noujaim's The Square.

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    Filmmakers and Artists Gather in Support of John Greyson and Tarek Loubani

    Filmmakers Atom Egoyan, Alex Gibney, and Sarah Polley joined John Greyson's sister, Cecilia Greyson, TIFF Lightbox head Noah Cowan and the writer Michael Ondaatje to represent the arts and filmmaking community's plea to release filmmaker John Greyson and his friend Dr. Tarek Loubani from their holdi...

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    Your Week in Streaming: O Canada! Fandor Heads North, and a Guide to Great Canuck Films on VOD

    The SF-based streaming site Fandor has just launched a VOD service in Canada and in celebration, here's a guide to some of the best Canadian films you can currently stream in the US, from Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell" to the films of Guy Maddin.

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    The New York Times Names 20 Directors to Watch: Includes Indie Favorites Sarah Polley and Sebastian Silva

    The New York Times has named "20 Directors to watch," with film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott making the selection from a crop of international filmmakers.

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