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    Participant Media, Changing Its Stripes, Sells Thriller 'Out of the Dark' to Vertical Entertainment

    As Participant Media prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary at Toronto with the world premiere of animated “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the company led by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll has been broadening its narrowly defined social action niche to include commercial feature fare. The message is...

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    How David Byrne Collaborated with Jonathan Demme on 'Stop Making Sense' (VIDEO)

    Talking Heads' David Byrne presented the restored music documentary of the legendary performances in "Stop Making Sense" at Lincoln Center last week and submitted to a Q & A. In the clip below, he talks about how he and director Jonathan Demme collaborated on bringing the stage show to the screen wi...

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    Exclusive: Check Out This Stop Motion Poster For Documentary 'The Overnighters'

    The American dream is not what it seems in the stop motion poster for documentary "The Overnighters."

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    Review: Alex Gibney's Fela Kuti Documentary 'Finding Fela!'

    The legendary musician, producer, innovator and thinker Brian Eno once famously called the Nigerian Afrobeat meter one of the three greatest drumbeats of the 1970s (along with Germany’s propulsive Motorik pulse and James Brown's Stubblefield-driven funky drummer groove). And Eno's early declarations...

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    Review: Football Doc 'We Could Be King' Makes A Good Run For The Goal Line

    For many communities in the U.S., like those depicted in "Friday Night Lights," football is a kind of religion as much as it is commerce, a national pasttime turned into weekly spectacle around which entire cities and towns live and breathe. But in the inner city, football offers hope, a chance to s...

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    SnagFilms Free Movie of the Week: 'Dragonslayer' is a Coming-of-Age Story Like No Other

    Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, "Dragonslayer" centers on a carefree California skateboarder on the cusp of adulthood who must learn how to take responsibility for himself.

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    9 Documentary Directors Who've Made the Leap to Narrative (or Vice Versa)

    Documentary filmmakers are a special breed - and yet, despite (or maybe because of) their unique skill set, a select group has made the leap to narrative features-- including, most recently, R.J. Cutler, whose narrative feature film debut, "If I Stay," hits theaters tomorrow. In some cases, the tran...

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    Exclusive: Trailer For Polygamy And Women's Rights Documentary 'Bitter Honey'

    Polygamy and women's rights might not seem like the most obviously parallel themes, but for director Robert Lemelson, they can't be separated, via his upcoming documentary "Bitter Honey." And today we have the exclusive trailer for the movie, which shines a light into an obscure corner of the world.

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    America Ferrara to Host Latino Documentary Series 'Panoramica'

    The 'Ugly Betty' actress will provide context for "compelling stories that explore issues of particular interest to the Hispanic community."

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