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    Upcoming Documentary on Studio Ghibli Goes Behind the Scenes with Hayao Miyazaki

    Exciting news lands today for Studio Ghibli fans. Filmmaker Mami Sunada is completing the final cut on a documentary that goes behind the scenes of the legendary Japanese animation studio. The film is titled "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness," and centers -- naturally -- on auteur Hayao Miyazaki, w...

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    Don't Have HBO? Watch 'Gasland Part II' for Free at a Viewing Party this Sunday

    When Josh Fox released "Gasland" in 2010, he and HBO made sure that as many community groups interested in fighting or learning more about hydraulic fracturing (AKA fracking) were able to see the film. The sequel to the Oscar-nominated doc, "Gasland Part II," follows up with the gas companies profi...

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    Indiewire @ Hulu Docs Goes Surfing: 5 Cool Docs To Get You Through the Summer

    Celebrate summer and cool off from the heat with a virtual trip to the beach. The latest edition of Indiewire's curation of Hulu's Documentaries page will make you want to grab your board and catch some waves. Watch these surfing docs now for free!

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    HBO to Present a Documentary on the Prop 8 Supreme Court Case

    HBO Documentary Films announced today that it's currently in production on a film telling the story of the historic Supreme Court case that dismissed Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Over the last five years, directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White have had exclusive access to the w...

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    Watch: Trailer for M.I.A. Documentary Surrounded by Major Drama, Featuring Kanye West and Spike Jonze

    A documentary about South Indian-British hip hop artist M.I.A. is -- or perhaps the better word is "was" -- in the works. The film's director, M.I.A.'s longtime collaborator Steve Loveridge, uploaded the film's trailer to YouTube, and posted it to his Tumblr yesterday. Since then, he got a cease-a...

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    'Gasland' Gets a Sequel, But Does It Offer Anything New? Looking At HBO's 'Gasland Part II'

    Early on, "Gasland Part II" takes the issues of the previous feature to a global level.

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    NYT Op-Docs Series to Offer Filmmaker Competition and Expand Screenings

    The New York Times's Op-Docs, a series of short documentaries run by the newspaper's editorial department, is set to reach more audiences and filmmakers than ever before, as it has added a filmmaker competition and a series of screenings.

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    New York Times Op-Docs Series Unveils Live-Pitch Competition: Winner Will Premiere Doc on NYTimes.com

    The New York Times's Op-Doc series, a forum for short, opinionated documentaries with wide creative latitude, is extending an open invitation to US documentary short filmmakers to apply to Op-Doc's first live-pitch competition in North America. The prize is the opportunity to produce an Op-Doc for t...

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    Showtime To Make Tig Notaro Documentary

    Showtime has greenlit a documentary about comedian, Tig Notaro. The doc, Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro, will follow Notaro as she tours the country. The twist is that her performances will be hosted at the homes, barns, backyards of devoted fans. And we can certainly expect some of Notaro's funny fri...

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    The Biggest Indie Breakthroughs of 2013, So Far (Part 1)

    It's been just over six months since we said goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, and already we've seen a slew of promising indie talent breakthrough in big ways thanks to the Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca film festivals (among many others), and theatrical releases that caught on with the movie-going pu...

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