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    As Physics Nobel Prize Awarded for Higgs Boson Discovery, Buzzy Doc 'Particle Fever' Lands 2014 Distribution (CLIP)

    This morning, the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for their discovery of the Higgs boson, aka the elusive "God Particle." In timely fashion, the stateside theatrical distribution of documentary "Particle Fever" has been announced, kicking off a week run at ...

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    Guest Post: Afghan Doc Subject from The Network Flees to the Netherlands

    In 2011, I spent 3 months in Afghanistan making The Network, a film set behind the scenes at Afghanistan's largest media company, Tolo. The film is about the power of media to effect social change in a country. What interested me so much in the story was that it presented an alternative narrative fr...

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    WATCH: Exclusive Clip for Documentary on Legendary Songwriter 'AKA Doc Pomus'

    Check out an exclusive clip for documentary "AKA Doc Pomus," on legendary New York songwriter Doc Pomus, which hit theaters in New York October 4, and will open in Los Angeles October 11.

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    First Annual La Costa Film Festival Debuts October 24 with 'The Short Game' and Sports Film Competition

    The first annual La Costa Film Festival, set at the lush Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California, gets underway on October 24 with an Opening Night Gala under the stars followed by three days of international narrative and documentary features and shorts as well as a sports-themed compe...

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    Talking Doc 'Valentine Road': Shedding Light on a Gay Teen's Murder and its Troubling Legal Aftermath

    Director Marta Cunningham and producer Sasha Alpert discuss their documentary "Valentine Road," which debuts October 7 on HBO, and takes an impressively even-handed, clear-eyed look at the murder of gay teen Lawrence King, and the subsequent trial faced by his shooter, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney.

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    NYFF Review: Documentary 'American Promise' A Flawed, Yet Fascinating Look At Coming Of Age

    Raising a child seems to be both an act of love and faith. You provide the absolute best you can for them, and then hope and trust that you've put them on a path that will lead to the kind of rich and fulfilling life you want them to have. But even in a situation where seemingly nothing is left to c...

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    'BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez' - Fundraising For Doc on Her Life (84% Funded; 5 Days To Go!)

    On September 9th renowned poet and activist Sonia Sanchez turned 79 years old. The day also marked the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, the upcoming documentary focused on telling her life story.

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    NYFF 2013: Penn and Teller Hit New York With Their Oscar Contender Doc 'Tim's Vermeer'

    After over 30 years together primarily working as illusionists, Penn & Teller sure seem like they've made a documentary with the magic to place them in this year's Oscar race. Their very clever take on art and technology, "Tim's Vermeer," debuted to strong notices in Telluride and Toronto, and o...

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    Love Documentaries? Then Why Weren't You at Camden This Weekend?

    In the ninth year of the Camden International Film Festival, the organizers of the festival, Executive Director/Founder Ben Fowlie and his collaborators, seem poised to do something very exciting for the course of documentary film in the United States: provide a model for harnessing local interest ...

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    Watch: 'Inequality For All' Filmmakers Discuss Country's Widening Economic Gap With Indiewire

    Indiewire's Editor-in-Chief, Dana Harris, sat down for an interview with filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth, and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, to discuss their eye-opening film "Inequality for All," following a screening at the IDA Documentary Screening Series in Los Angeles. A Special Jury Prize...

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