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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Sundance Channel's New Death Row Drama and LCD Soundsystem's Farewell Concert Doc

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Mad Men," "Veep," "The Borgias," "Game of Thrones," "Nurse Jackie" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    The 22 Best Indie Films of 2012, According to Criticwire

    Nearly 400 critics listed in Indiewire's Criticwire network graded theatrical and VOD releases over the course of 2012. Among those, 22 films graded by 10 or more critics currently maintain an aggregate grade of A- or higher.

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    IDA Documentary Awards Top Honors to 'Searching for Sugar Man'; 'On Death Row,' 'Saving Face' Also Win

    The International Documentary Association announced its 2012 IDA Documentary Awards this evening at a ceremony at the Director's Guild, with Swedish music documentarian Malik Bendjelloul's five-year labor of love "Searching for Sugar Man" taking home the Best Feature prize, as well as Best Music. We...

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    The Best Indie Movies of 2012 So Far, According to Criticwire

    With nearly six months of 2012 already gone, Criticwire takes a look back at the films with the highest averages of the year. Some are new favorites and some are holdovers from 2011 festivals, but there a number of 2012 movies that might become more well-known in the months (and years) to come.

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    Review: 'The Island President' Is An Amazing Look At How Small Islands Could Affect Big Change

    In the beautiful, meditative new documentary "The Island President," we're introduced to Mohamed Nasheed, the democratically elected president of a chain of 2,000 islands in the Indian Ocean known as The Maldives. After three decades of tyrannical rule, the islands gained democratic independence, no...

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    Revolution and Resignation: Director Jon Shenk Talks About 'The Island President'

    Jon Shenk's profile of Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected leader of the Republic of Maldives, "The Island President," opens today at New York's Film Forum, following a surge of press after Nasheed was forced to leave office following a coup d'etat by loyalists to his predecessor, dict...

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    Criticwire Picks: 'The Island President' Highlights a Weekend of Dealing with Threats

    This weekend at the cinema is brought to you by the struggles of youth. Whether the threat is unnamed (emerging sexuality; a faceless, mystical home invader) or, perhaps more shockingly, entirely tangible (other kids), children are at the center of nearly all these tales.

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip From The Documentary 'The Island President' Featuring Music By Radiohead

    If you haven't heard about "The Island President" yet, you soon will. The documentary from filmmaker Jon Shenk ("Lost Boys Of Sudan") premiered at Telluride last year and from there headed to Toronto where it picked up a People's Choice Award for Best Documentary. Since t...

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    Goldwyn Films Lands “The Island President”

    U.S. rights to “The Island President,” directed by Jon Shenk have been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The company noted that the film’s producers have “already qualified the film” for this year’s Oscars and said it has “high hope for its chances.”

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