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    Indian Documentaries Are Enjoying a Renaissance, But You Can't See Them. Here's Why.

    Something new is happening to Indian documentaries. But so far, it's not very easy to find them: Only three Indian documentaries have found theatrical distribution in their own country.

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    Interview: Don Argott and Demian Fenton on "Last Days Here"

    It’s always a treat when great documentary filmmakers are as prolific as Don Argott and Demian Fenton are. Since their first feature, 2005’s "Rock School," they’ve churned out another four films in only six years. Their highly engaging art world doc, "The Art of...

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "The Lorax" Watch Dr. Seuss' "Your Job in Germany" and "Our Job in Japan"

    Do you think the new animated feature, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is liberal propaganda? Lou Dobbs does, and I'm so sure it has nothing to do with this latest animated Seuss adaptation being at Universal instead of Fox (like the previous one, "Horton Hears a Who"). Regardless...

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    Watch New Trailer for "Color Outside The Lines" - Documentary About African American Tattoo Artists

    A few weeks ago, I received a new trailer for Color Outside the Lines, an engaging documentary that gives an honest voice to the history, struggles and triumphs of African-American tattoo artists. I never posted it at Shadow and Act because, well, shit happens! It goes that way sometimes; things get...

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    Red Flag Picks Up Doc 'High Ground'; War Vets Summit the Himalayas with Blind Guide Weihenmayer

    Michael Brown's "High Ground" has been picked up by Red Flag Releasing for North American distribution. The documentary follows eleven Irag and Afghanistan war vets and one Gold Star Mother during their summit to the 20,000 foot Mount Lobuche peak in the Himalayas, along with their gui...

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    HBO Backs Mann & Frankham's 'Witness': Doc Series Follows War Combat Photographers

    HBO has lined up a new doc series "Witness" from "Luck" filmmaker Michael Mann; he and David Frankham will produce. The series will follow young war combat photographers as they go into conflict zones throughout Mexico, Brazil, Uganda and Libya.

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    Video: Oscar-Winning Short 'Saving Face' Debuts on HBO March 8

    The Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short, "Saving Face," will debut on HBO March 8. On the Oscar red carpet, I spoke to filmmakers Daniel Junge and Pakistani Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy -- the first Pakistani to be nominated for an Oscar, much less win one

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    "Act of Valor" is Actually TOO Authentic, Yet Not Real Enough

    After "Act of Valor," we can no longer complain about inaccuracies and inauthentic material in action movies. This relatively fictional and dramatized look at the work of a U.S. Navy SEAL team is unquestionably the most realistic portrayal of the special ops branch in a "narrative&quo...

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    Cinema Guild Takes 'Planet of Snail;' Documentary Looks at World Without Sound & Sight

    The Cinema Guild has picked up "Planet of Snail" for US distribution. Seung-jun Yi's documentary looks into a silent world where "love and touch are all one needs to survive."

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    Weekend Preview: 'Act of Valor,' 'Wanderlust,' 'Hell and Back Again,' 'Forgiveness of Blood'

    While our last fave rave "Bullhead" expands, this weekend brings some fresh meat. Jennifer Aniston's "Wanderlust" is so far her best-reviewed (78% Fresh) film since 2002's "The Good Girl." Indiewire, however, finds that the film illustrates the problem with every David Wain movie.

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