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    Joan Didion's Story To be Told, Thanks to Blockbuster Kickstarter Campaign

    Amazingly, there has never been a documentary about Joan Didion. Now her nephew Griffin Dunne, along with documentary veteran Susanne Rostock, are trying to remedy that - with help from an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. Dunne recently chatted with Indiewire about Didion, the crowdfundin...

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    Documentary Voters Must Sift Through 134 Features, Changing Viewing Rules

    The Academy documentary branch will have to sift through a total 134 features submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 87th Academy Awards. This year the branch has changed its voting rules yet again.

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    'CITIZENFOUR' Director Laura Poitras to Receive Inaugural DOC NYC Award

    'CITIZENFOUR' director Laura Poitras will receive DOC NYC's first Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence on November 14.

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    How 'Point and Shoot' Went from Elaborate Selfie to Doc Awards Contender

    “Halloween may not be a great night to open a movie,” says documentarian Marshall Curry of his multi-layered Mideast adventure-cum-cultural-critique, “but the Hollywood Reporter did call it a ‘nonfiction thriller’ so I’ve been telling people it’s appropriate.”

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    Cinema Eye Advances 15 Documentary Awards Contenders

    In the increasingly noisy and contentious documentary race--as beleaguered critics and Oscar doc branch members try to decide which of the overwhelming number of films they should see--every award group nomination makes it easier for them to decide.

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    The Most 'Unforgettable' Documentary Subjects of 2014 (According to Cinema Eye)

    Nick Cave and Edward Snowden are among those on Cinema Eye's list of the year's most notable and significant documentary subjects.

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    Review: Why Marshall Curry's 'Point and Shoot' is Due for a Hollywood Remake

    Matt VanDyke went to Libya with a camera. He wound up in prison. Curry's gripping documentary follows him every step of the way.

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    'Life Itself' Director Steve James Gets Up Close with Roger Ebert at the End of His Life (Exclusive Video)

    Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz enthusiastically embraced the idea of a documentary of his memoir "Life Itself," and wanted Chicago filmmaker Steve James, whose "Hoop Dreams" Ebert had discovered at Sundance some 20 years ago, to direct it. James found himself in an unusual situation as Ebert's heal...

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