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    Review: Why Lance Armstrong Needs to Watch 'The Armstrong Lie'

    According to multiple sources associated with "The Armstrong Lie," the biker has refused to see it. That's too bad

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    All Five Docs Nominated for Cinema Eye’s Top Prize Directed or Produced by a Woman

    For the first time in the award’s history, all five of the features competing for the “Best Documentary” prize were either directed or produced by a woman. Female directors also comprised the majority of the “Best Director” nominations, as well as Cinema Eye’s inaugural award for Nonfiction Films Ma...

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    Filmmakers, There's Still a Chance for You to Be a Part of Spitfire's Ambitious Crowdsourced Documentary Contest

    Tongal, the company that has made a name for itself by encouraging the production of television and moving image web commercials through crowdsourcing ideas and production, is onto the next step of its partnership with Oscar-winning production company Spitfire Pictures. Spitfire Pictures is the doc...

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    Trailer Watch: Maidentrip

    In 2010, Laura Dekker made history by becoming the youngest person to sail around the world. Jillian Schlesinger's documentary is a collaboration with the young Dutch traveler, who captured the images on screen herself and answered questions the filmmaker had written down in front of the camera duri...

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    Alex Gibney On How Being Deceived By Lance Armstrong Led to 'The Armstrong Lie'

    Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for going after big fish such as the Catholic Church (“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”), Enron (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and the United States Military (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), but when he was tapped to make a film on Lance A...

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    Cinema Eye Honors Nominees for Nonfiction Awards

    In the increasingly noisy and contentious documentary race--as beleaguered critics and Oscar doc branch members try to decide which of the overwhelming number of films they should see--every award group nomination makes it easier for them to decide.

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    'Cutie and the Boxer,' 'The Act of Killing' Lead 7th Cinema Eye Honors Nominees

    Zachary Heinzerling’s "Cutie and the Boxer" led the nominations for the 7th Annual Cinema Eye Honors, taking six nominations including the top prize, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes with Alex Gibney at His Jigsaw Productions

    It’s not just productivity but prescient subject matter that marks Alex Gibney’s work as a director. His Lance Armstrong portrait “The Armstrong Lie” opens Friday; “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” was released in July. Last year, Gibney directed “Park Avenue: Money Power & the American Dre...

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    Review: Frederick Wiseman's Sprawling 'At Berkeley' Is Educational, But Whose Side Is He On?

    Frederick Wiseman has looked at institutions for decades – high school, the welfare department, public housing in New York, the US administration of the Panama Canal Zone. Now he's given us "At Berkeley," a look at the University of California at Berkeley.

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    BRITDOC Reboots Troubled Production on M.I.A. Documentary, Featuring Spike Jonze and Kanye West

    In July, we reported that production on the feature M.I.A. documentary, directed by her frequent collaborator Steve Loveridge, had stalled due to legal entanglements between the two parties. Well, as of today, the project is up and running again, now that British non-profit BRITDOC has come aboard t...

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