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    In the Works: Robert Zemeckis to Direct 'Marwencol,' Based on Terrific 2010 Documentary (TRAILER)

    Fascinating news today from director Robert Zemeckis. He's on board to helm a new drama based on Jeff Malmberg's stunning 2010 documentary "Marwencol." The doc is centered on one Mark Hogancamp, who dealt with the trauma of being beaten up by a group of teenagers -- and his complete memory loss, as ...

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    'I Am Divine' Director Jeffrey Schwarz On The Legend Of His Muse

    Before the video revolution of the 1980s, it was damn near impossible for a suburban kid like myself to see the kinds of movies I read about in Danny Peary’s Cult Movies book. One of the titles Peary wrote about was "Pink Flamingos," a movie so demented, depraved and disgusting I became obsessed wit...

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    Submarine Deluxe Acquires U.S. Rights to Polanski-produced 'Weekend of a Champion'

    Submarine Deluxe, the distribution label of Submarine Entertainment, announced today that it has acquired the U.S. rights to the lost 1971 Polanski-produced "Weekend of a Champion," a documentary about Sir Jackie Stewart's bid for the Monaco Grand Prix. Directed by Frank Simon and presented by Brett...

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    What Are the Ethics Behind Documentary Recreations?

    On the second of its inaugural three days, the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI)/A&E Films Feature Documentary Storytelling Workshop at the newly opened Made in NY Media Center by IFP turned its discerning eye to the issue of recreations in a form that presupposes a measured degree of honesty.

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    Filmmaker Noujaim Talks Sundance Winner Egyptian Revolution Doc 'The Square' (TRAILER)

    When director Jehane Noujaim brought her spectacular documentary on the Egyptian Revolution, “The Square,” to Sundance this year it knocked critics out, and won the Audience Award too (no small feat). TOH! caught up with Noujaim in Cairo this past July, where she was updating her open-ended movie. T...

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    Review: Killer Whale Doc 'Blackfish' Exposes the Deadly Side of SeaWorld

    One of the most harrowing film sequences you are likely to see this year is in “Blackfish," Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s gripping documentary on SeaWorld’s captivity of orca whales, and the lethal consequences that have arisen from keeping this awesome species in cement pools for the enjoyment of water ...

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    Cinema Eye Announces List of 25 Most Influential Documentaries

    Cinema Eye announced their list of the 25 Most Influential Documentaries which put together by current filmmakers who are eligible for the 2014 Cinema Eye Honor, one of the top awards for documentary film.

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    Tribeca Film Institute and A+E Launch Feature Documentary Workshop

    The Tribeca Film Institute announced a new workshop for filmmakers in partnership with A+E Films. Called the TFI/A+E Films Feature Doc Storytelling Workshop, the three-day program will provide five filmmaking teams help with their theatrically-minded documentary projects in development.

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    Exclusive: Cinema Eye Names the Most Notable and Significant Documentary Subjects of the Year

    Film is so often categorized as a collaborative medium. Beyond the cohesion of the crew, the creative energy and understanding between a director and his or her performers can elevate the blueprint material to new heights. That's all well and acknowledged in the world of narrative filmmaking, but wh...

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    Review: Music-Making Eco-Doc 'Musicwood' (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

    Sometimes it seems that inside every successful filmmaker there’s an embryonic rock star -- Johnny Depp, David Lynch and producer Thomas Tull (who was behind “It Might Get Loud”) are among Hollywood’s bigger guitar freaks and unlike a lot of guitar freaks elsewhere they can actually afford the merch...

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