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    Drafthouse Picks Up Harrowing Genocide Reenactment Doc 'The Act of Killing'

    Drafthouse Films has acquired US rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's breakout Danish doc "The Act of Killing." The film, described by Errol Morris as "a non-fiction film unlike anything else," is a series of portraits of Indonesian death squad leaders, challenged to reenact their real-life mass killings ...

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    How Lucy Cooke Became The 'Steven Spielberg of [Cute] Sloth Filmmaking' and Helped Save Ugly Animals

    Recently, when talking about a video she produced for VICE Magazine, the Atlantic called Lucy Cooke the Steven Spielberg of sloth filmmaking." This was not necessarily the title London-based Cooke, a zoologist and filmmaker with a knack for comedy, was aspiring for.

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    Scandal Pushes Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Doc, Biopics Back to Front Burner

    Hollywood loves a scandal. Stalled interest in disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is rumbling back to life on the heels of recent revelations. Now that the cancer survivor hero has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, his massive doping scheme has bolstered new interest in his story.

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    Guest Post: Looking at Real Women With Real Life and Body Issues in Yogawoman

    With the presidential debate including talk once again of women getting equal pay, it seems surreal to me that we are still having this discussion. In the 70’s, when I was a teenager reading books like Marilyn French’s The Women’s Room, I was so inspired and imagined how fast it wa...

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    ro*co Films' Catalog Available Through iTunes, Including Oscar-Winning Doc 'Born Into Brothels'

    Oscar-winning documentary "Born Into Brothels," a gritty 2004 portrayal of life in Calcutta's red light district, is now digitally available for the first time through iTunes. The film represents the first of documentary distributor ro*co films' catalog to be made accessible via the iTunes store as ...

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    Trailer Watch: The Central Park Five - Co-Directed by Sarah Burns, Ken Burns and David McMahon

    Recently nominated for a 2012 IDA Documentary Award for Best Feature and on the roster for the upcoming 2012 AFI Film Festival, The Central Park Five is based on Sarah Burns' best-selling book. In 1989, five black and Latino teens were arrested and charged for brutally raping a white woman in Ce...

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    'Mr. SOUL!' Docu (Sam Pollard, Melissa Haizlip, Bradford Young) Closes in on Final Day of Fundraising

    Mr. SOUL!: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV, the feature length documentary profiling one of the most controversial, successful, and socially significant TV shows in US history, is closing in on its final day of fundraising towards its $75,000 goal.

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    Cinema Eye Honors Nominees Announced November 2 at AFI Fest

    Nominations for the 6th annual Cinema Eye Honors will be announced November 2 at an AFI Fest reception at the Roosevelt Hotel. Honoring nonfiction filmmaking, the Cinema Eye Honors will announce ten feature film nominees as well as Outstanding Short Film.

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    Cinema Guild Picks Up 'Before and After Dinner,' Portrait of Louis Malle Muse André Gregory

    The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Cindy Kleine's documentary "Before and After Dinner: The Life and Work of André Gregory," a portrait of the actor who most famously starred in Louis Malle's "My Dinner with André."

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    Women Nominees at the 2012 IDA Documentary Awards

    The International Documentary Association announced their nominees for their 2012 IDA Documentary Awards. It’s really exciting to note that 4 of the 5 shorts are directed by women as well as 2 of the 5 features (and one of the other features nominated is The Invisible War).

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