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    Tribeca Review: 'Raw Herring' Is Miraculous Exercise in Single-Shot Cinema

    Any cinematographer worth his salt is probably already aware of “Raw Herring,” which may not sound appetizing to everyone (with onions? serve ‘em up …) but is a miraculous exercise in the art of the camera. It may also serve as a breath of fresh air to audiences fed up with the sterile artifice of s...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Vulture Includes No Women on 20 Essential Documentary List, Thom Powers Counters

    Recently, Vulture listed their 20 Essential Documentaries of the century. Documentaries from Michael Moore, Werner Herzog and Morgan Spurlock made the cut, but not a single women-directed documentary was on the list. There was commentary about the omission of of women on Twitter, which prompted Thom...

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    Tribeca Review: Banker White's 'The Genius of Marian' a Starkly Intimate Portrait of His Mother's Battle with Alzheimer's

    The Tribeca Film Festival hasn’t exactly been synonymous with documentaries, even if they opened with one the other night -- “Mistaken for Strangers,” Tom Berninger’s off-beat take on his brother’s band, The National. But a special place should be reserved for “The Genius of Marian,” which is about ...

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    Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund Deadline Monday, April 22

    The International Documentary Association is accepting proposals for the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund through Monday, April 22, 2013.

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    Run Like A Girl: Indiewire @ Hulu Docs Celebrates Women in Sports

    For the past seven years, ESPN and Tribeca have partnered to present a sports film sidebar as part of NYC's annual festival, which begins this week. This year, four of the featured documentaries are special previews of ESPN's new "Nine for IX" initiative, documentaries about female sports figures by...

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    Poster Premiere: A River Changes Course - Kalyanee Mam

    Kalyanee Mam's A River Changes Course is a documentary that chronicles the lives of three Cambodian families who are dealing with the struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life while the rapid development of a modern Cambodia happens around them.

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    Sundance and True/False Programmers Discuss Festival Economics at Full Frame

    This past weekend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival hosted a speakeasy chat around the issues raised in the series of Indiewire articles that followed my Fair Trade For Filmmakers piece in this space. Props. It's a queasy discussion for many festivals, evident in some of the defensiveness tha...

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    Documentarian Ondi Timoner Hits Kickstarter for 'Total Disruption'

    Playing the Kickstarter game is one of many skills today's filmmakers need in order to flourish. But that's only one of the things doc veteran Ondi Timoner wants her fellow filmmakers to learn: she's let the world know that Tuesday April 9 is the launch day for the Kickstarter campaign for "A Total ...

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    To Pay or Not to Pay: Discussing Film Festivals, Money and What You Need to Know at Full Frame

    In his Indiewire article "Fair Trade for Filmmakers," former Hot Docs programmer Sean Farnel made the case that film festivals owe something more to filmmakers than the honor of being selected. They owe them money. His contention that festivals should give filmmakers a cut of the ticket sales yi...

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    Watch: Massive & Detailed 7-Hour Documentary On The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy

    So, you think you know every single thing there is to know about the original "Star Wars" trilogy? Well, certainly, given how well documented those movies have been in the decades since they changed the sci-fi landscape, we're not surprised by your confidence. But we're pretty sure you'll find somet...

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