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    TIFF: Interview with Shola Lynch - Director of Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

    On the day of the premiere of her documentary at the Toronto Film Festival, director Shola Lynch answered some questions about the film. Here is a look at the importance of the film - Black Power Takes Center Stage at the Toronto Film Festival.

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    Did Rebecca Richman Cohen's Medical Marijuana Documentary Save a Man from Prison?

    When Tom Daubert was set to be sentenced earlier this month on federal drug charges, he didn't know if he'd be spending up to 20 years in prison or if the judge would be more lenient and he'd simply be given probation. In the end, US District Court Judge Dana Lewis Christensen, an Obama ...

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    Documentary Filmmakers Argue the Nature of Truth at Independent Film Week Panel -- And Further Muddy the Waters

    The Thursday afternoon Independent Film Week panel “What Is Real?” sought to delve into the ethics of documentary filmmakers applying fictional techniques to their films. What it ended up doing was nearly erasing the distinctions between cinematic fiction and nonfiction entirely.

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    Interview with Lisa Immordino Vreeland - Director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel

    Lisa Immordino Vreeland loved Diana Vreeland before she married her grandson. Even though they never met she paints a glorious portrait of a unique woman who was a driving force in the fashion and cultural world in NY in the 50s and 60s. She was the editor of Harper's Bazaar for 25 years and t...

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    Review: 'Head Games' A Rich, Eye-Opening & In Depth Look At The Concussion Crisis In Sports

    It takes just under twenty minutes in Steve James' riveting documentary "Head Games" until we see a brain getting sliced open. And while that's the lone visually queasy moment in the movie, the startling facts and figures presented in the film may still make your stomach churn. Given that the movie ...

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    Review: 'I'm Carolyn Parker' Tells The Story Of Post-Katrina New Orleans Through The Eyes Of One Resilient Woman

    It has been seven years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and the impact is still being felt both locally and nationally. The event is still a touchstone for conversations about race, class and government, one that usually pits the haves against the have nots. But in truth, the story o...

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    Review: 'Three Stars' An Interesting Look At What It Takes To Run A Michelin-Starred Restaurant

    The perception of food and how we interact with it in our daily lives is at an interesting crossroads in the media. For the most part, the message of the moment is about keeping things organic and simple, using the best ingredients on hand, sourced locally if at all possible. On the other end of the...

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    Review: Emotional & Inspiring 'How To Survive A Plague' Is One Of The Best Documentaries Of The Year

    It can seem like ancient history to the millenial generation, but many remember the all-too-harrowing realities of the AIDS crisis and the subsequent social movement that arose out of the desperation and fear of imminent death faced by young, vibrant individuals with a fierce will to live. This move...

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    Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg Direct Knuckleball

    Who says women can't direct sports movies?  Stern and Sundberg who directed the amazing documentary on Joan Rivers, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work have set their sights now on the world of baseball and the maligned pitchers who are known as knuckleballers.  They get these guys to open up...

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    Documentary Feature Entry Deadline for 2012 Oscars Fast Approaching

    The deadline to submit documentary features (with all paperwork, including legal contracts) in to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 85th Academy Awards is Monday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m. PST.

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