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    Review: Bobcat Goldthwait's Found Footage Bigfoot Movie 'Willow Creek' Is the Monster Movie of the Summer

    "Willow Creek" conforms to the traditions of the genre with generally satisfying results, but it also manages to build on them.

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    Guest Post: There She Is: From Festival Rejections To Online Success

    After my co-director and I started submitting There She Is to festivals, we received countless rejections. We knew a 20-minute short about plus size pageant queens might be hard to program, but believed in the film and wanted people to see it.

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    Watch: Exclusive Trailer for 'Off Label' Asks "Is America Overmedicated?"

    Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher received Gotham and Independent Spirit Award nominations for their debut film "October Country," a moody experimental documentary that explores the ghosts -- of all sorts -- haunting Mosher's relatives in Upstate New York.

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    BYOD Video: Filmmaker Jason Tippet Discusses Revisiting the California Skate Scene of His Childhood

    In this installment of the weekly series Bring Your Own Documentary (BYOD), documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner ("We Live in Public") interviews director Jason Tippet about his documentary "Only The Young," which follows skateboarding teenagers in California as they deal with life and try to have fun...

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    First Person: Joshua Oppenheimer On How 'The Act of Killing' Holds A Dark Mirror Up To Us All

    Joshua Oppenheimer's acclaimed debut feature "The Act of Killing" documents the mass killings of Indonesians following the CIA-funded military overthrow of the Indonesian government in 1965. A band of self-proclaimed gangsters went from selling movie tickets on the black market to suppressing commu...

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    HIFF SummerDocs Series Closing with 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' & 'The Short Game'

    The Fifth Annual SummerDocs series hosted by the Hamptons International Film Festival is coming to a close in August with two festival favorites. "Elaine Strich: Shoot Me," which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, will be shown on August 12 while "The Short Game" is set to close out the...

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    Comic-Con: 'Showrunners' Doc Is First Film to Screen Footage at SDCC's Lyceum Theater

    The first film to screen footage at Comic-Con's new satellite programming room, the Lyceum Theater at San Diego's Horton Plaza, is documentary "Showrunners." The film focuses on the challenges of running a television series, going behind the scenes into the writers’ room and on set via interviews ...

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    Trailer Watch: Billie Jean King

    For the first time, PBS' American Masters series is profiling a sports figure and we are glad that they chose Billie Jean King.

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    Review: 'Blackfish' Is A Heartbreaking & Effectively Damning Indictment Of SeaWorld

    “Blackfish” will ruin your memories of childhood. Never again will you look back fondly on traveling to SeaWorld and watching the Shamu show, jealous of the kids in the splash zone. After watching the documentary you’ll more likely go down the black hole of the internet, reading the Outside Magazine...

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    In the Works: Guggenheim Starts Doc on 15-Year-Old Pakistani Activist Malala Yousafzai, Survivor of Taliban Assassination Attempt

    A July production start has been set for a feature-length documentary, to be directed by Davis Guggenheim ("Waiting for Superman"), on 15-year-old Pakistani student activist Malala Yousafzai, who last year survived a brutal assassination attempt by the Taliban. She was targeted for speaking out on b...

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