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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Buzzy SXSW Doc '12 O'Clock Boys' Rides with Baltimore's Infamous Dirtbike Gang

    In anticipation of the Sundance NEXT Weekend Festival, which arrives, well, this weekend in Los Angeles, Oscilloscope has released the trailer for "12 O'Clock Boys," Lofty Nathan's documentary on Baltimore's infamous urban dirtbike gang, and the young outsider who strives to join its rowdy ranks. Wa...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Billie Jean King Talks Coming Out and Tennis for Upcoming PBS Special

    Iconic tennis player, Billie Jean King, spoke at the PBS TCA panel yesterday for her upcoming American Masters special.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Documentary 'Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride'

    The snaking guitar and clanging cowbell of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” can be heard at the start of Amy Nicholson’s “Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride,” a new documentary opening this weekend. If anything, the tune serves as a suggestion to those upset over yet another David and G...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Trailer Watch: Doc 'Poetry is an Island' on St. Lucian Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott

    Poetry is an Island, directed by Ida Does, and produced by Does and Rebecca Roos, will premiere at this year's Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival, which runs September 17th - October 1st.

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    Al Jazeera America Announces Plans to Produce and Acquire Documentaries

    The new cable news channel Al Jazeera America, the U.S.-based branch of the Al Jazeera Media Network launching on August 20th, has announced the hiring of Kathy Davidov and Cynthia Kane as the senior executive producer and senior producer for its in-house documentary film unit. The plan is for the n...

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    Marlon Brando Stays Honest, Flirts, Dissembles, Speaks French in String of 1965 Press Interviews (VIDEO)

    Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. A great actor strives to remain authentic under the most trying circumstances. Check out this series of press interviews with Brando--he admitted to promoting "Morituri," a movie most of his interlocuters had not yet seen, and his interviewers seemed to be t...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    TIFF Announces Documentary Line Up

    Last week, the 2013 Toronto Film Festival began announcing it's line up. However that came with dismaying news for female directors--out of the 16 galas not one was directed by a woman. And of the 55 special films in the special presentations section, 8 were directed by women.

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    Casting Directors Take The Spotlight

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the formation of a Casting Directors’ branch, just as HBO is set to debut Tom Donahue’s outstanding documentary "Casting By" on Monday, August 5.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'The Nine Muses of Star Empire' Documents the Dark Side of K-Pop

    The tidal wave that is K-Pop (Korean pop music) has only just begun to crest the shores of the United States, heralded by the juggernaut of quirky rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style." However, widespread mainstream awareness in the U.S. has yet to come for many of the K-pop girl and boy bands (Super Junior...

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    SXSW's VHS Doc 'Rewind This!' To Premiere Exclusively on iTunes

    FilmBuff and IPF Productions have partnered up to release the SXSW doc "Rewind This!" exclusively on iTunes on August 27. Go here for The Playlist's glowing review.

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