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    Regina King Co-Directs Doc 'The Story of A Village' About Sierra Leone Village School

    Regina King will star and co-direct/produce the documentary The Story of A Village, alonside L.A. writer/director/journalist Dwayne Johnson-Cochran (not to be confused by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson).

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    'Wish Me Away': Directed by Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf

    Wish Me Away is the incredibly moving coming out story of country music star Chely Wright. When I read a little over a year ago that Wright (who I did not know at the time) had come out my first reaction was "big deal."  After you watch the film you realize how difficult this process ...

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    There's Nothing Pretty About the Pink in the New Documentary 'Pink Ribbons, Inc.'

    Ever since I saw this movie -- which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last fall and is directed by Lea Pool-- I have been obsessed.  Now, since all the Komen crap over the last several months, this film is even more timely.  There is no need to mince words.  Cancer sucks.  ...

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    Interview with Pink Ribbons Director Lea Pool and Producer Ravida Din

    This is a repost of an interview with the director Lea Pool and producer Ravida Din of the terrific and anger producing documentary Pink Ribbons that was conducted shortly after last fall's Toronto Film Festival.  The film opens in the US tomorrow.

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    Silver Docs 2012: The Women

    The 10th edition of AFI Silver Docs Festival will take place in Washington DC from June 18-24.  It will open with Ramona Diaz' crowd pleaser DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY.  If you like docs this seems like a great place to go.  Info here.

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    The Doc Corner at Cannes and a Pick-Up

    The Doc Corner, a new initiative of Marche Directeur Delegue, Jerome Paillard, is designed to help Marche participants to find distribution, sales and festival play for their feature length (70 minutes plus) documentary new and completed films.

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    Silverdocs Bookends Fest with Music Docs 'Don't Stop Believin: Everyman's Journey,' Mumford & Sons' 'Big Easy Express'

    AFI-Discovery Channel's Silverdocs festival, in its tenth year, will open and close with music-themed documentaries. On June 18, Ramona Diaz's "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" will open, and Emmett Malloy's "Big Easy Express" will close the Washington, DC event on June 23.

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    John Huston’s “LIGHT” Online

    Striking a blow for film preservation, and widespread access to films once they are properly restored, the National Film Preservation Foundation is now streaming John Huston’s long-suppressed 1946 documentary 'Let There Be Light' on its website.

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    Cannes Interview: John and Katrine Boorman Talk 'Me and Me Dad,' 'Excalibur' & '70s 'Lord of the Rings'

    John Boorman has been in Cannes with daughter Katrine to talk up "Me & Me Dad," a documentary about the "Excalibur"/"Deliverance"/"The Tailor Of Panama" director that Katrine filmed over a period four years and that John jokingly says he hoped would never see the light of day...

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    Dear Reggae Fans: You Can Host a Screening of 'Marley'

    Gathr, a pioneer company in movies on demand programming, announced that they will allow fans to bring the critically-acclaimed documentary "Marley" to their local movie venue. "Marley" explores the rich life of Bob Marley, a towering influence in music history. The film was made with unprecedented ...

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