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    Bill Duke's "Dark Girls" Out on DVD in The Next 3 Months; "Yellow Brick Rd" & "What is A Man" In The Works

    Bill Duke's powerful documentary tackling America's issue of 'colorism' in the African American community Dark Girls, screened at the Pan African Film Festival last night. Tambay, who attended the screening, gave us a few updates from the Q&A session after the film.

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Bullhead" Watch "Bigger Stronger Faster"

    Usually I aim this column at a mainstream studio release, but sadly there are no documentaries about antihero motorcyclists with flaming skull heads or tiny people who live under the floorboards or spies involved in love triangles (That I know of anyway. If I've missed them, please let me know, beca...

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    "Undefeated" is a Good But Not Great Underdog Sports Film

    It’s very hard not to like “Undefeated,” the underdog sports film that is currently also considered the underdog among the 2012 Oscar nominees in the feature documentary category. I’m not exactly sure why it’s thought to be a long shot, though, since it is a gorgeously shot, expertly edited and very...

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    Amir Bar-Lev on His Latest Documentary, "Re:Generation Music Project"

    After directing the very significant and highly successful feature documentaries "My Kid Could Paint That" and "The Tillman Story," as well as serving as a co-producer on the Oscar-nominated "Trouble the Water," the very talented Amir Bar-Lev found himself being recruit...

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    Trailer Watch: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

    I cannot wait to see this film. Hoping it will be ready for Athena Film Festival 2013!

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    Karen Cantor on "The Danish Solution" (Watch It Free!)

    In her film, "The Danish Solution," co-directed with Camilla Kjaerulf, filmmaker Karen Cantor reveals how Danish citizens worked to save their Jewish neighbors during World War II. The film is available in its entirety at the bottom of this page courtesy of SnagFilms.

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    Canada in Berlin

    As we roll into Berlin where War Witch (aka Rebelle) (ISA: Films Distribution) by Kim Nguyen is in Competition. While it’s Kim’s 4th feature, this is the first of his films to have a world premiere at an international festival. This is exceptional as well because the last time the Cana...

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    The Social Issue Docs Talk About Life After Sundance

    Sundance has a reputation for showing docs that hope to change the world, but while many of this year's social issue docs were audience favorites, most of have not hammered out distribution plans. Here's the look of where the films stand post-Sundance:

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    "If a Tree Falls" Director Marshall Curry on His Second Oscar Nomination, What He Looks for in a Subject and What Keeps Hollywood Interested in Remaking Docs

    Since his debut in 2005 with "Street Fight," documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry has remained one of the most acclaimed nonfiction directors working today. That first film, about the 2002 Newark mayoral race, went on to receive many major festival awards before snagging nominations for an...

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