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    New York Times Op-Docs Series Unveils Live-Pitch Competition: Winner Will Premiere Doc on NYTimes.com

    The New York Times's Op-Doc series, a forum for short, opinionated documentaries with wide creative latitude, is extending an open invitation to US documentary short filmmakers to apply to Op-Doc's first live-pitch competition in North America. The prize is the opportunity to produce an Op-Doc for t...

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    Showtime To Make Tig Notaro Documentary

    Showtime has greenlit a documentary about comedian, Tig Notaro. The doc, Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro, will follow Notaro as she tours the country. The twist is that her performances will be hosted at the homes, barns, backyards of devoted fans. And we can certainly expect some of Notaro's funny fri...

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    The Biggest Indie Breakthroughs of 2013, So Far (Part 1)

    It's been just over six months since we said goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, and already we've seen a slew of promising indie talent breakthrough in big ways thanks to the Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca film festivals (among many others), and theatrical releases that caught on with the movie-going pu...

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    Preview: Doc 'Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity' on Influential Jazz Musician

    Directed by Jeffrey Morse and Dorothy Darr, the latter who is Charles Lloyd's painter/filmmaker wife, the documentary Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity chronicles the influential saxophonist and composer's life and career range.

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    Review Roundup: Must-See Doc 'Gideon's Army' Follows Tenacious Public Defenders in the Deep South (TRAILER)

    Dawn Porter's documentary "Gideon's Army," which premiered earlier this year at Sundance, had its HBO debut July 1. The film, which follows overworked yet idealistic public defenders in the deep South, has gained high praise from critics: the Village Voice hails it as "the most illuminating crime dr...

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    'Venus Vs.' Review: Venus Williams Fights for Gender Equality at Wimbledon in Ava DuVernay's Rousing Sports Doc

    Ava DuVernay’s skilled documentary “Venus Vs.,” which debuts on ESPN July 2, charts Venus Williams’ two-year battle from 2005 to 2007 for equal prize money among genders at Wimbledon. In the film, sports journalist Howard Bryant explains that it takes a certain collision of factors for someone to be...

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    Review: Sensational True-Crime Doc 'The Cheshire Murders' Asks All the Right Questions

    “The Cheshire Murders,” airing on HBO July 22, is, in part, a blow-by-blow account of the unspeakable 2007 Connecticut home invasion that left a mother and her two daughters dead, and made Dr. William Petit his state’s leading advocate for the death penalty (which was abolished there nonetheless).

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    BYOD Video: Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato Discuss Making 'Being Chaz' and Filming with Cher

    This particular installment sees Timoner talking to Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, directors of such documentaries as "Party Monster" and "Inside Deep Throat," to talk about their 2011 doc "Being Chaz," which detailed the travails of Chaz Bono's life after his gender reassignment surgery, with Bon...

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    Gay Conversion Survivors Speak Out in 'God and Gays' Doc Aired Day After Supreme Court Ruling (TRAILER)

    An emotional screening last night on the Sony lot in Los Angeles of Lisa Ling’s documentary “God and Gays” brought added impact to this week’s Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage.

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    Oscilloscope Acquires Pharmaceutical Doc 'Off Label'

    After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2012, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher's documentary "Off Label" has found North American distribution with Oscilloscope Laboratories. The film takes a serious and sobering look at our country's pharmaceutical culture, where doctors liberally do...

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