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    Sundance Review: 'Mitt,' A Portrait of a Politician as We Never Saw Him on the Campaign Trail

    Romney documentary "Mitt," directed by Greg Whiteley, premiered at Sundance on January 17th and debuts on Netflix as an original on the 24th. Here's our review.

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    Why '20 Feet from Stardom' Leads the Oscar Doc Pack (UPDATED)

    Now that the Oscar nominations have landed, where is the doc race? Under new rules as of last year, the doc contenders must grab the spotlight to win--as DVD screeners are now sent to every Academy voter. Many wonder if they will watch all five. Which gives the advantage to the ones they have alread...

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    Sundance Review: Stirring Documentary 'The Overnighters' Explores Unemployment Struggles With a Twist You'd Never Expect

    At first galvanizing in its depiction of survival amid dire circumstances, "The Overnighters" transforms into a devastating portrait of communal unrest.

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    Watch: Elaine Stritch at Her Uproarious and Uncompromising Best in 'Just Shoot Me' Trailer

    The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winning legend Elaine Stritch is profiled in producer Chiemi Karasawa's directorial debut "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," an uproarious and highly entertaining peek into the life of the 88-year-old Broadway star that doesn't shy away from chronicling her struggle w...

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Jennifer M. Kroot

    "I was always a fan of 'Star Trek: The Original Series.' I was very intrigued and impressed with George when he came out in 2005 at age 68. He instantly became an LGBT spokesperson known for his quick wit and eloquence."

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    Sundance Review: How 'Last Days In Vietnam' Exposes a Troubling Episode In American History

    "Last Days in Vietnam," a documentary by Rory Kennedy (whose documentary “Ethel” premiered at Sundance in 2012) chronicles events from the end of April 1975, two years after the Paris Peace Accords.

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    Sundance Review: 'CAPTIVATED: The Trials of Pamela Smart'

    Post-O.J. Simpson, we know that mass media coverage of a case can seriously affect its outcome. But in 1990, when attractive young Pamela Smart was on trial for persuading three teen boys to shoot her husband, and her case became the first televised trial in history, this was all unmined territory.

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    Sundance Review: Colonialism Is Explored As You’ve Never Seen It Before In Mesmerizing 'Concerning Violence'

    Goran Hugo Olsson’s non-linear, found footage snapshot of African colonialism mirrors “The Black Power Mixtape” for its similar use of preexisting material repurposed to strengthen its modern significance.

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Chelsea McMullan

    "The word 'whimsical' doesn't make sense to me. It's a word that's generally thrown around too often and incorrectly. As it relates to my work, it's an oversimplification. Since we are on the topic of gender, how often does anyone hear 'whimsical' being tied to films directed by men?"

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    What Happened to the Women Directed Films from the Sundance Class of 2013?

    The 2013 Sundance Film Festival was notable for the number of women directors, particularly in the U.S. Dramatic and Documentary Competitions -- where half were female filmmakers. As Sundance 2014 gets underway, here's a look at what happened to the 16 features, 19 documentaries and one miniseries o...

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