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    Sundance Futures: Zachary Heinzerling on the Challenges of Documenting an "Incredibly Complicated Relationship" in 'Cutie and the Boxer'

    Why He’s On Our Radar: Five years in the works, the Sundance U.S. Documentary competition contender, "Cutie and the Boxer," marks the directorial debut of promising New York-based documentary filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling. The intimate doc profiles Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, married Japanese artist...

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    Sundance Diary Part One: Mother of George and After Tiller

    I arrived in Sundance on Friday morning totally freaked out about the Sundance flu and the cold.  But now I'm on day 2 and so far so good.  I hear there are people stuck in their hotels and condos (get better Jay!) with the flu so I am obsessively drinking water and using hand sanitize...

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    CNN Films Acquires Roger Ebert Documentary Exec Produced by Martin Scorsese

    CNN Films has decided to use the Sundance Film Festival to announce its intentions to further muscle into the documentary film game with three new big projects. And they’ve got some heavy-hitting names involved.

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    Sundance 2013: RADiUS-TWC Snags Opening-Night Doc 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

    Not wasting any time Friday, RADiUS-TWC snatched up North American rights to opening-night documentary “Twenty Feel From Stardom."

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    Kirby Dick Talks Oscar-Nominated 'Invisible War,' Re-releasing This Weekend in NY and LA [UPDATE]

    Kirby Dick's "The Invisible War" has snagged one of the coveted five competing spots for the Academy's Best Documentary Oscar, and will be released January 18 at the Film Society at Lincoln Center and at Laemmle's Santa Monica, Pasadena and Claremont theaters January 19...

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    13 Independent Films Digital Debut via Sundance Institute’s Artist Services

    The Sundance Institute has 13 independent films available through a variety of platforms to rent, download or stream via the Institute’s Artist Services program. Titles include 2012 Sundance Film Festival films Detropia, I Am Not a Hipster, The Atomic States of America, and We’re Not Broke. Click f...

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    Review: 'Delta Boys' Is A Bold, Gripping Documentary About The Oil Battles Of Nigeria

    Andrew Berends’ gripping new documentary “Delta Boys” does something undeniably important: it puts human voices and faces behind the terms and datelines we run into almost every week in newspapers, on websites, and on cable new channel crawls. Words like “militant” and “rebels,” and places like Nige...

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    Trailer Watch: 2013 Sundance Selection 'Muscle Shoals' Looks at Legendary Alabama Music Town

    Check out this new trailer for Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals," set to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the legendary Alabama town which, during the 1960s and '70s, boasted a handful of music studios that would forever alter the sound of soul and rock n' rol...

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    DGA Announces Doc Award Nominees

    Five first-time nominees made the cut for Directors Guild of America's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries Award, including 3 of the 5 folks aiming for the best doc Oscar. “Whether shining a light on sweeping injustice or bringing us along on an intimate journey, the...

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    Catching Up With Foreign Language and Documentary Feature Nominees

    Three categories - Foreign Language Film, Documentary Feature and Animated Feature - frequently have nominees that have received little or no U.S. theatrical play, and even sometimes no set playdate ahead. Things look better this year, but still not ideal for those who want to see all the nominees p...

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