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    Box Office: "Tillman" and "Unfinished" Debut Strong Despite MPAA; "Bone" Hits $5 Million

    As the summer enters its final frames, two docs - Amir Bar-Lev's "The Tillman Story" and Yael Hersonski's "A Film Unfinished" - led a batch of specialty debuts at the box office this weekend. The films share the distinction of being handed down controversial R-ratings by the MPAA (of which both "Til...

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    REVIEW | Manipulating the Past: "A Film Unfinished"

    The popular sentiment about Holocaust grief at the movies reached a breaking point in 2008, when backlash against "The Reader" suggested that audiences had grown tired of the predetermined gravitas that seemed to infuse such stories with an immediate sense of purpose. Last year, Yoav Shamir's percep...

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    FUTURES | "A Film Unfinished" Director Yael Hersonski

    When the Motion Picture Association of America gave the Holocaust documentary "A Film Unfinished" an R-rating, Adam Yauch, Beastie Boy and founder of the film's North American distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories, called the MPAA's decision "bullshit." But the film's director, young Israeli Yael He...

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    SilverDocs Unveils U.S. and World Competition Films for June Fest

    One of America's most prominent documentary events, the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival, unveiled its competition line up with 11 features competiting in both its "Sterling U.S. Feature Competition and "Sterling World Feature Competition." There are also over three dozen shorts...

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    "Family," "Film Unfinished" Lead Hot Docs Awards

    The 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced the winners of their juried awards this evening at the Isabel Bader Theater in Toronto. Hosted by Canadian radio and television personality Jian Ghomeshi (who - for those unaware - jokingly explained himself as the "Persian-Cana...

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