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    $$ for Outreach: Silverdocs Conference Awards Tribeca Transmedia Funds

    While most of the focus here at Silverdocs is on the film programming, the conference component of the festival is targeting a new initiative of fostering mid-career and beginning filmmakers. Based on anecdotal evidence coming from several filmmakers who took part in the panels and workshops he...

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    REVIEW | An American Conspiracy: "The Tillman Story"

    The opening shot of "The Tillman Story" states its intentions in visual terms. Tillman, a former NFL star-turned-soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2004, stares blankly into the camera as he waits for an interview to begin. Seconds pass. He takes a deep breath. Sitting in silence, free from scrutiny...

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    Silverdocs Opens with "Freakonomics," Closes with "Tillman" Doc

    Magnolia Pictures' "Freakonomics," with its all-star lineup of documentarians, will open the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival. The festival announced that Amir Bar-Lev's Sundance title, "The Tillman Story," will close the festival. Silverdocs runs from June 21 to 27 in th...

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    Sundance ‘10 | Amir Bar-Lev Deconstructs the Hero Myth in "Tillman Story"

    Following up on his 2007 documentary "My Kid Could Paint That," Amir Bar-Lev returns to the Sundance Film Festival with "The Tillman Story," about the professional football player who gave up his "career to join the Army Rangers in 2002—and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinchin...

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