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    'The Act of Killing,' HBO's 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer' Among Selections of New York's Human Rights Watch Film Festival's 2013 Program

    The 24th edition of The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will return to New York this summer from June 13-23 with a program of 20 films from across the globe calling for social change and fighting against injustice.

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    Interview with Judy Chaikin - Director of The Girls in the Band

    The Girls in the Band opens for a one-week run in NYC on May 10. Tickets here.

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    Stories We Tell

    I have a soft spot for Sarah Polley, as I’ve watched her grow up onscreen; my daughter and I used to watch her on TV as "Ramona" when she was 9 years old.

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    Review: 'Venus And Serena' Offers an Intimate, Inspiring Look At The Williams Sisters

    Though it focuses primarily on the Willams’ career and personal lives in 2011, the documentary “Venus and Serena” covers their entire lives, beginning even before the elder Venus was born. Their father Richard Williams wrote an extensive plan for his daughters' success in tennis before Venus entered...

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    Guest Post: Invisible Women Who Rock

    We are both filmmakers launching documentaries featuring different generations of women pursuing their artistic vision in the predominantly male bastion of rock and roll. And of course, the challenges of telling these invisible stories in the predominantly male bastion of film are much the same -- w...

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    20th Sheffield Doc/Fest Unveils Lineup; To Open With Three Docs Including 'Pussy Riot'

    The Sheffield Doc/Fest is celebrating its 20th year with a slew of nonstop screenings and events that will run from June 12-16. Instead of launching with one opening night film, the fest will launch with a whopping three, one of which will be screened in Europe's largest cave opening, Peak District ...

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    SnagFilms Launches National Initiative To Honor Military Heroes Via the Doc 'Honor Flight'

    Indiewire's parent company, SnagFilms, is launching an ambitious "Honor Our Heroes" national initiative in support of the film "Honor Flight," that will include military screenings, massive theatrical screenings with Tugg and a vast social media campaign. The documentary focuses on the current lives...

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    Michael Moore, Alex Gibney and Morgan Spurlock Convene for Groundbreaking of New Documentary-Only Theater in NYC

    Acclaimed documentary filmmakers Michael Moore, Alex Gibney and Morgan Spurlock joined together on Tuesday morning with top New York City officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Downtown Community Television Center's brand new documentary-only theater. The 73 seat, digital cinema will be t...

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    How to Film Politicians: A Guide to Gaining Access from the Filmmakers of 'Caucus'

    AJ Schnack and Nathan Truesdell are well known in the documentary community; they work with Esther Robinson and others to stage the Cinema Eye Honors every year. They're also filmmakers in their own right. Both filmmakers had two films at this year's Hot Docs. Schnack co-directed, with True/False co...

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    Tiffany Shlain Explains How and Why Non-Profits and Others Can Crowdsource Film Production for Free

    Tiffany Shlain, who has been a player in the Bay Area tech scene for over a decade and who directed the 2011 Sundance film "Connected," is currently promoting her cloud filmmaking project, a way for organizations and others to get filmmakers all over the world to contribute to collaborative film pro...

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