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    Watch: Riveting Trailer for Killer Whale Documentary 'Blackfish' Will Scare You Straight

    Lest you ever underestimate the capacity of killer whales to kill, the heart-stopping trailer for "Blackfish" will scare you straight. Magnolia Pictures has just released the trailer for the upcoming documentary, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, which is set to hit theaters July 19th. "Blackfish"...

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    WATCH: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' Clips

    If you like Louis CK or Chris Rock, acerbic, sharp comedians who like to dig into who we are and how we feel about each other, check out Marina Zenovich's "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," which offers a fascinating portrait of the brilliant and troubled comic who paved the way.

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    Exclusive: Haunting Black and White Poster for Whale Documentary 'Blackfish'

    Indiewire is pleased to announce the premiere of the poster for "Blackfish." Having premiered at Sundance earlier this year, the documentary examines orcas, or "killer whales," and the dichotomous nature of how our society perceives them as both beautiful creatures to watch perform in sea parks as w...

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    The 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This June

    With summer soon upon us (the season officially kicks off June 21), can you think of anything better to do during the hot, sweaty months than stay inside a cool air conditioned space and catch up with some must see indies on VOD? To help with you figure out what to watch, we've compiled a list of th...

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    Ford Foundation Adds Sundance's Mertes as JustFilms Director, Funding Social Issue Docs

    One of the key posts in the documentary world has been taken by Cara Mertes, who was director of the Sundance Institute's documentary film program. She'll now be director of the Ford Foundation's social justice filmmaking program JustFilms, which was founded by departing Orlando Bagwell and is under...

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    Now and Then: Remarkable New Doc 'La Camioneta,' a Masterful Miniature (TRAILER)

    Spotsylvania County, Virginia and Queztal City, Guatemala are separated by nearly 3,000 miles of road, and by what would seem, at first, an unbridgeable cultural distance. But in Mark Kendall's remarkable documentary "La Camioneta" -- a brilliant microhistory of our globalized world -- you're hard p...

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    Review: Documentary 'Hey Bartender' Blends One Part Character Study, Two Parts Style

    BOOZE! It may not be quite as good a come-on as SEX! but there’s also a double shot of sexiness in “Hey Bartender,” which despite its shot-and-beer title is about the fine art of mixology, a.k.a. the alchemical mixing of alcoholic beverages (with names like Weep No More, the Minnehaha and the always...

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    Project of the Day: The Air Sex World Championships is a Real Comedy Show

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.In the meantime: Is this a movie you'd want to see? Tell us in the comments.

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    One of the Most Surprising and Compelling Financial Crisis Docs Wasn't at Sundance, SXSW or Tribeca

    The most complicated examination of the financial crisis and contemporary capitalism this year wasn't to be found at Sundance, SXSW or Tribeca. "A Whole Lott More" premiered a few weeks ago at Toronto's Hot Docs, where it placed third in the festival's Audience Award poll.

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    Watch: HBO Documentary 'Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer' Gets a New 40-Second Trailer

    Following the successful airing of festival favorite "Behind the Candelabra" this past Sunday, HBO Films is trying to build buzz around another festival acquisition with a new trailer for the Sundance documentary "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer." The film focusing on the three-member band's trial won a ...

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