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    Watch: 'Voice' Contestant Judith Hill Talks Singing with Michael Jackson in Sundance Hit 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

    Check out this clip from must-see Sundance documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom," in which Judith Hill (a breakout from the most recent season of "The Voice") discusses her experience working onstage with Michael Jackson. Morgan Neville's film --which hits theaters 14 via June RadiusTWC-- spotlight...

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    Tribeca Trailer Watch: 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Interviews the Iconic Writer, Essayist and Feisty Feuder

    Check out the new trailer for documentary "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia," set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28). Directed by Nicholas Wrathall, the film features candid interviews with the iconic American writer, essayist, intellectual and first-rate feuder. Also int...

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    Clint 'Eastwood Directs' Documentary to Premiere at Tribeca, Followed by Panel with Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky

    WBHE's documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story" will have its premiere April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28), followed by a panel with Clint Eastwood, moderated by Darren Aronofsky.

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    "The Revolutionary Optimists" Avoids Perils of "Indian Poverty Porn"

    Ever since the success of Oscar-winning films "Born into Brothels" and "Slumdog Millionaire," India's slums and impoverished children have been a popular topic for Western filmmakers. Accusations of "poverty porn" are inevitable, however, and, when it comes to this former British colony, there's alw...

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    Peabody Award Winners Include Switched At Birth, Girls, Southland

    The Peabody Awards announced the winners for their 72nd annual awards. The Peabody Awards recognize "distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals." They recognize all forms of media--including those produced for an ...

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    Bring Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners to Your Local Theater

    Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners focuses on the remarkable life of the incomparable Angela Davis, a professor, a member of the Communist party and influential social activist who worked with the Black Panthers.

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    Oscilloscope Nabs SXSW Documentary '12 O'Clock Boys' -- 'The Wire' Meets Cirque du Soleil

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up North American rights to Lofty Nathan's documentary "12 O'Clock Boys," which recently had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. The Boys of the title are an infamous dirt bike gang in Baltimore who take over major city streets with flashy stunts at hig...

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    Guest Post: "It's A Great Career, But I Earned It": A Power Talk With Sheila Nevins

    After listening to Sheila Nevins speak for even five minutes, it's not hard to understand why she's so successful in the documentary world. She is, in a word, frank, but also gifted with the kind of wit and wry delivery that lends her instant credence—a perfect balance between fact and craft, which ...

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    6 of 8 Film Independent DocuLab Fellows Are Women Directors

    Film Independent has chosen eight projects for their 2013 Documentary Lab -- six of those projects are directed by women.

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    COL-COA Adds Docs and Shorts to French Program

    City of Lights, City of Angels (running at the Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood from from April 15 to 22) has confirmed its 2013 program of documentary features and short films, whetting our palates with a few of its titles before the entire lineup is announced March 27. Three films will roun...

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