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    3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women. That's just 20%.

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    'The Waiting Room' Director Peter Nicks Talks Immersive Verite ER Documentary--On Oscar Shortlist

    Most documentaries emerge through various known gatekeepers at major festivals. More and more these days, such a plethora of strong docs are being made by talent able to deploy inexpensive digital cameras that it's easy for new faces to get lost. "The Waiting Room" is a first feature from veteran te...

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  • Indiewire
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    Sundance 2013: Richard Linklater, Jane Campion, Dave Grohl, Park Chan-Wook Anchor Premieres Line-Ups

    With the announcement of the festival's out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres line-ups Monday, Sundance programmers are drawing a serious line between its competition offerings and its more high-profile sections. This is not an accident.

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    Catching Up With Chaplin, 3-D, Hitchcock And More

    So many movie-buff discoveries, links, DVD releases and publications cross my desk that it’s not possible to keep up with them all, but I’d like to try catching up a bit. Let’s start with a Charlie Chaplin radio documentary. I don’t know how it escaped my notice for almost two years, but BBC radio i...

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    Producers Guild Doc Nominees Include Oscar Frontrunners 'Gatekeepers' & 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    The Producers Guild of America has nominated five documentaries in their Documentary Motion Picture category. The documentary field is large and competitive this year, so any spotlight will help Oscar voters make tough choices. Never have so many worthy docs been produced and released into the indie...

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    'Searching For Sugar Man,' 'Gatekeepers' Among Producers Guild Doc Award Nominees

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the Documentary Motion Picture nominees for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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    Did the AIDS Doc 'How to Survive a Plague' Force Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch to Have a Change of Heart About ACT UP?

    When David France was in the middle of production of his film "How to Survive a Plague" (Sundance '12 and an IFC Films/Sundance Selects release), which looks at the AIDS activist group ACT UP from its creation and most robust years through to challenges launched by the Treatment Action...

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    Indiewire @ Hulu: Giving Back & Making An Impact

    Indiewire @ Hulu: Giving Back & Making An Impact

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Beware Of Mr. Baker' Is A Rollicking, Dangerous & Ultimately Transcendent Ride With Cream Drummer Ginger Baker

    This year’s SXSW had a few strong themes running throughout its selections. In the documentary category, this was seen in the numerous films about '70s rock icons such as “Paul Williams: Still Alive,” “Marley,” the preview of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,&rd...

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    Sundance 2013: World Cinema Documentary Competition Program

    Here are the 12 documentaries in the World Cinema Documentary Competition Program:

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