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    Must-See E.R. Doc 'Code Black' Hits NY and LA (TRAILER)

    A buzzy title that scooped up the Best Documentary prize at both last year’s Los Angeles and Hamptons International film fests, “Code Black” hit New York’s IFC Center on June 20 and opens Los Angeles's Landmark Theatre on June 27. Watch the trailer for this intense doctor's eye view of our medical s...

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    Busy Amy Berg's Janis Joplin Doc to Be Shopped at Cannes

    Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg has a lot going on these days. Not only did her first narrative feature, "Every Secret Thing" (with a screenplay by Nicole Holofcener), just premiere at Tribeca (where it was, unfortunately, panned by critic John Anderson for Indiewire), she also has a documentary ...

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    Alex Gibney Is the Guggenheim Honoree for AFI DOCS 2014

    The American Film Institute’s documentary festival, AFI DOCS, will honor Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) as its 2014 Charles Guggenheim honoree during the fest’s 12th edition, running June 18-22 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    May 1st Free Screening of "Cesar's Last Fast" in Los Angeles

    After almost a decade of creating a successful traveling platform to showcase important documentary films around Mexico, Ambulante, the non-profit founded by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz, and Elena Fortes, has expanded to California. Ambulante California aims to continue this mission e...

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    Morgan Spurlock Inks One-of-a-Kind Deal with Associated Press, Partners with Virgil and Abramorama UPDATED

    When you've got a brand, use it. Morgan Spurlock has made himself a name in documentaries. He's one of those prolific larger-than-life personalities who knows how to work the systems, and his indie production company Warrior Poets has now sealed a one-of-a-kind deal with Associated Press.

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    Newport Beach FF Women Directors: Meet Regina Russell (Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back)

    "After several years of mourning his best friend, [Quiet Riot drummer and band manager Frankie] Banali sets out to make a new life for himself, his daughter, and the band by trying to fill the void left by [deceased lead singer] Kevin [DuBrow] and get the band back together one more time. "

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    Hot Docs Women Director: Meet Teodora Ana Mihai (Waiting for August)

    "I wanted to tell an immigration story because we usually never get to witness it. And of course, I was extremely inspired by my main characters, who are extremely resilient and courageous children."

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    Tribeca: Alex Gibney's James Brown Documentary 'Mr. Dynamite' Is Unfinished, But We Got an Early Look. Here's the First Verdict

    A movie about the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, made by the Hardest Working Man in Documentaries.

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    SFIFF Women Directors: Meet Sara Dosa (The Last Season)

    "These two [former soldiers] bonded in the mushroom-hunting camps after sharing stories of surviving war in Southeast Asia, then became adopted father and son."

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    SFIFF Women Directors: Meet Julie Bertuccelli (School of Babel)

    "[My subjects] are Irish, Senegalese, Brazilian, Moroccan, Chinese: 24 students, 24 nationalities. They are between 11- and 15-years-old and have just arrived in France. For a year they will be all together in the same [language and cultural] adaptation class at a Parisian secondary school."

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