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    Review: 'The Bastard Sings The Sweetest Song' A Subtle But Strikingly Moving Doc

    Currently screening at the Royal Cinema in Toronto since last Friday is Christy Garland’s documentary The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song, which revolves around a family from Georgetown, Guyana in South America. The family’s matriarch, 75-year old Mary, is an alcoholic in denial. Sh...

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    Zeitgeist Releasing Documentary on Former NY Mayor 'Koch' March 1

    Zeitgeist Films announces the theatrical release of "Koch," a documentary by Neil Barsky centering on former New York mayor Ed Koch, who governed Gotham in the down-and-dirty decade betweeen 1978 and 1989. Trailer below.

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    Watch: Trailer for Girl Empowerment Doc 'Girl Rising,' Narrated by Streep, Blanchett, Hathaway, Hayek, Moretz, Neeson & More

    "Girl Rising" is a new film directed by Richard E. Robbins that is at the center of 10x10, a worldwide campaign to help educate and empower girls. The film previewed at the Sundance Film Festival in conjunction with the release of its trailer, shown below.

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    IDA at Sundance 2013

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) attended the Sundance Film Festival this year and are proud supporters of the following three projects in this year's Sundance Film Festival...

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    Sunday at Sundance: A Quickening Pace, Deals Imminent, Docs Strong

    By mid-afternoon Sunday, day four of the Sundance Film Festival, the acquisitions landscape remained fairly quiet. On the outside.

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    Sundance Day 3: More Missed Events But One Great Film

    Recap of Sundance day 3: Swag, Inspiration, women in film, and films to see

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    Sundance 2013: Sundance Selects Acquires U.S. Competition Doc 'Dirty Wars'

    Documentaries continue to get snatched up in the early says of the Sundance Film Festival. Sunday, Sundance Selects nailed down a deal for North American rights to “Dirty Wars,” Richard Rowley’s look at investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill’s quest to expose America’s...

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    Sundance Futures: Zachary Heinzerling on the Challenges of Documenting an "Incredibly Complicated Relationship" in 'Cutie and the Boxer'

    Why He’s On Our Radar: Five years in the works, the Sundance U.S. Documentary competition contender, "Cutie and the Boxer," marks the directorial debut of promising New York-based documentary filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling. The intimate doc profiles Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, married Japanese artist...

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    Sundance Diary Part One: Mother of George and After Tiller

    I arrived in Sundance on Friday morning totally freaked out about the Sundance flu and the cold.  But now I'm on day 2 and so far so good.  I hear there are people stuck in their hotels and condos (get better Jay!) with the flu so I am obsessively drinking water and using hand sanitize...

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    CNN Films Acquires Roger Ebert Documentary Exec Produced by Martin Scorsese

    CNN Films has decided to use the Sundance Film Festival to announce its intentions to further muscle into the documentary film game with three new big projects. And they’ve got some heavy-hitting names involved.

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