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    Review: High School Shootings In Kevin Smith-Released 'The Dirties' Put the Bully Problem In a Unique Spotlight

    A high school shooter story that creeps up on you with humor and personality, featuring characters so likable the thought that they could transform into killers is at first unthinkable -- which is precisely the point.

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    AKA Doc Pomus

    Did you know that the enduring rock ‘n’ roll ballad “Save the Last Dance For Me” was written by someone who could not dance? Stricken with polio at the age of 6, Jerome Felder spent much of his life on crutches or in a wheelchair.

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    Men At Lunch

    "Men At Lunch" is a rich and resonant piece of work.

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    How Much Power Do the Little Guys and Gals Have? 4 Poltical Docs at Camden

    At this year's Camden International Film Festival, several films reminded viewers of the political power they held within them. Or maybe they told us that we are all deluded about how much power we all really have. Therein lies the challenge presented by films like "Caucus," "Public Hearing," "Ter...

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    Camden Film Fest Gives Top Awards to 'Marian,' 'Steel,' and 'Maidentrip'

    Banker White and Anna Fitch took home the top award, the Harrell Award for Best Documentary Feauture, at this weekend's ninth annual Camden International Film Festival for "Marian," their film about White's mother Pam as she enters the early stages of Alzheimer's. Said jury member Rebecca Richman C...

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    Watch: Trailer Premiere for 'These Birds Walk' Shows Stunning Portrait of Pakistan's Lost Children

    In Karachi, Pakistan, an elderly man named Abdul Sattar Edhi runs a safe house for orphaned and abandoned children. Filmmakers Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq spent three years shooting "These Birds Walk," which judging from the trailer below, features stunning cinematography to tell the moving story ...

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    Weinsteins to Release '12-12-12,' Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert Doc, in November

    The Weinstein Company will release their Hurricane Sandy benefit concert documentary, “12-12-12,” in New York and Los Angeles on November 1. The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the show, which took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012.

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    TCM Announces 'Oscar,' New Documentary on History of the Academy Awards, to Premiere in February 2014

    As part of TCM's annual "31 Days of Oscar" showcase in February of 2014, the network will present the world premiere of brand-new documentary "Oscar," which traces the history of the Academy Awards.

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    CNN Films Cancels Hillary Clinton Documentary Amid Controversy

    CNN Films has cancelled the planned Hillary Clinton documentary.

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    CNN Cancels Hillary Clinton Doc, Director Charles Ferguson Steps Down: "Nobody was interested in helping me make this film" UPDATE

    UPDATE: CNN Films has decided to cancel its upcoming documentary on Hillary Clinton. The director tied to the project, Charles Ferguson (2011's Oscar-winning "Inside Job"), has stepped down due to mounting political pressures.

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