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    The Top 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This February

    This month on VOD: A timely fantasy starring indie darling Juno Temple; a family drama starring "The Sessions"' John Hawkes; an Alex Karpovsky double feature; the directorial debut from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl; the latest from odd-ball writer-director-musician Quentin Dupieux ...

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    Katie Walsh's Top 10 Films Of 2012

    Experiencing art and watching film is such a deeply subjective experience that it seems a fool’s errand to rank and list “the best" of anything. How I reacted to the films I saw in 2012 can be completely personal and different than any of my colleagues on this site, but that’s what makes it interest...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Beware of Mr. Baker' Best Opener as 'Silver Linings Playbook' Leads Expanding Films

    Yet another initially successful NY opening of a doc about a performer ("Beware of Mr. Baker") competes with important expansions of several major awards contenders across the country. "Silver Linings Playbook" kept at about the same level of theaters as last week, and held quite well. While both "H...

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    Criticwire Picks: "Beware of Mr. Baker" Delivers Another Music Doc Hit, Plus: Netflix Docs, Fan Picks & More

    Another 2012 documentary of a musical enigma finds its way into Criticwire Picks this week. Also, we single out a documentary on Netflix that has gained traction among Indiewire's Criticwire members.

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    Futures: 'Beware of Mr. Baker' Director Jay Bulger Spouts Off About Morphine, Dead Ostriches & "Charles Dickens' Asshole"

    Jay Bulger suffered a broken nose at the hand of the subject of his first feature-length documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker," but the injury was clearly worth it.

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    Review: How 'Beware of Mr. Baker' And Other Recent Music Doc Subjects Make 2012 the Year of the Cinematic Rock Star

    Much of "Beware of Mr. Baker," Jay Bulger's portrait of the amusingly reckless former Cream drummer Ginger Baker, makes the case for its subject's musical skills. But the first time we see him, he's a raging lunatic, jutting his cane in Bulger's face and breaking the filmma...

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    Documentary Filmmakers Argue the Nature of Truth at Independent Film Week Panel -- And Further Muddy the Waters

    The Thursday afternoon Independent Film Week panel “What Is Real?” sought to delve into the ethics of documentary filmmakers applying fictional techniques to their films. What it ended up doing was nearly erasing the distinctions between cinematic fiction and nonfiction entirely.

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    SnagFilms Acquires Award-Winning Docs 'The House I Live In,' 'Beware of Mr. Baker,' Six More

    SnagFilms has acquired domestic distribution rights to Eugene Jarecki’s documentary about the war on drugs “The House I Live In” and Jay Bulger’s Ginger Baker documentary “Beware of Mr. Baker.” Jarecki’s film won the grand jury prize at the 2012 Sundance Fil...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #7: Jay Bulger, 'Beware of Mr. Baker'

    Jay Bulger's biggest challenge making "Beware of Mr. Baker," his documentary about legendary drummer Ginger Baker? Ginger Baker himself. "Ginger Baker was so much bigger than an article and my words on paper," said Bulger. "The only way to give his story justice was to see and hear him play the drum...

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