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    Are Graphics and Animation Revolutionizing Documentaries?

    Documentary filmmakers are experimenting with animation and graphics and using them not only to fill in gaps in the story and convey information, but also as an aesthetic choice.

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    Bettie Page Reveals All

    Mark Mori has created a film that, at one time, would have been deemed impossible: a thorough, even-handed chronicle of the pin-up queen’s life...

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    The Punk Singer Director Sini Anderson: "It's Not Hard to be Drawn to Kathleen Hanna's Story"

    An in-depth interview with documentary filmmaker Sini Anderson, whose latest film, The Punk Singer, about Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, opens on November 29.

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    A Teen Helps Syrian Rebels From the U.S., But Can She Carry A Movie? '#chicagoGirl' Attempts It

    The role of social media in fueling the Arab Spring has been a crucial aspect of its progress, so it was only a matter of time before somebody made a documentary about it.

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    Producers Guild Announces Doc Feature Nominees

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the Documentary Motion Picture nominees for the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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    After Years in Shadow, Oscar Winner '20 Feet From Stardom' Lets Backup Singers Take Center Stage (UPDATED)

    It was a big task for a little documentary to go up against the likes of "Man of Steel," "Monsters University" and "World War Z." In a way, though, it's a fitting role for Morgan Neville's film. Those big popcorn flicks can hold up a mirror to our lives, but "20 Feet from Stardom" goes deeper. By ...

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    Is Nelson Mandela Overrated? New Documentary 'A Letter to Nelson Mandela' Makes the Case

    With Nelson Mandela apparently at death's door and the biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" revving up for Oscar season with a recent White House screening, widespread veneration for South Africa's iconic leader has arguably never been higher. So Khalo Matabane's diary-like documentary "A Letter t...

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    'Interior. Leather Bar' and 'Computer Chess' Among Cinema Eye's Heterodox Nominees

    The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking has announced the five nominees for its fourth annual Cinema Eye Heterodox Award, sponsored by Filmmaker Magazine. The Cinema Eye Heterodox Award honors a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of pr...

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    Montreal Doc Festival Honors "What Now? Remind Me" and "The Square"

    The Montreal International Documentary Festivial (RIDM) ended this past Saturday after presenting 135 films and an array of events and activities.

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    'Jobriath A.D.,' Documentary on 'The True Fairy of Rock and Roll,' Acquired by Factory 25

    The seventies glam rock musician Jobriath who was known as "The American Bowie," "The True Fairy of Rock & Roll," and "Hype of the Year" has been rediscovered and profiled in Kevin Turner’s music documentary, "Jobriath A.D."

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