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    Watch: 7 Docs for Disability Awareness at Indiewire @ Hulu Docs

    Disability Awareness Month is recognized across the US in October, prompting Indiewire's latest curated selections for Hulu's Documentaries page - a diverse selection of films highlighting engaging subjects living with a wide spectrum of disabilities, both physical and developmental. Watch these and...

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    One Woman Directed Short on 2013 Oscar Documentary Short Shortlist

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the 8 documentary shorts that are on the 2013 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary Short. Three to five of the films on the list will be nominated for the Oscar.

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    A Guide to the Oscar Short List of Eight Documentary Shorts (TRAILERS)

    The documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders to eight films from 40 eligible entries for the 86th Academy Awards. Three to five will earn Oscar nominations.

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    8 Doc Shorts Get Shortlisted For 2013 Oscars

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 86th Academy Awards has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn nominations.The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with thei...

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    As Physics Nobel Prize Awarded for Higgs Boson Discovery, Buzzy Doc 'Particle Fever' Lands 2014 Distribution (CLIP)

    This morning, the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for their discovery of the Higgs boson, aka the elusive "God Particle." In timely fashion, the stateside theatrical distribution of documentary "Particle Fever" has been announced, kicking off a week run at ...

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    Guest Post: Afghan Doc Subject from The Network Flees to the Netherlands

    In 2011, I spent 3 months in Afghanistan making The Network, a film set behind the scenes at Afghanistan's largest media company, Tolo. The film is about the power of media to effect social change in a country. What interested me so much in the story was that it presented an alternative narrative fr...

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    WATCH: Exclusive Clip for Documentary on Legendary Songwriter 'AKA Doc Pomus'

    Check out an exclusive clip for documentary "AKA Doc Pomus," on legendary New York songwriter Doc Pomus, which hit theaters in New York October 4, and will open in Los Angeles October 11.

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    First Annual La Costa Film Festival Debuts October 24 with 'The Short Game' and Sports Film Competition

    The first annual La Costa Film Festival, set at the lush Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California, gets underway on October 24 with an Opening Night Gala under the stars followed by three days of international narrative and documentary features and shorts as well as a sports-themed compe...

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    Talking Doc 'Valentine Road': Shedding Light on a Gay Teen's Murder and its Troubling Legal Aftermath

    Director Marta Cunningham and producer Sasha Alpert discuss their documentary "Valentine Road," which debuts October 7 on HBO, and takes an impressively even-handed, clear-eyed look at the murder of gay teen Lawrence King, and the subsequent trial faced by his shooter, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney.

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    NYFF Review: Documentary 'American Promise' A Flawed, Yet Fascinating Look At Coming Of Age

    Raising a child seems to be both an act of love and faith. You provide the absolute best you can for them, and then hope and trust that you've put them on a path that will lead to the kind of rich and fulfilling life you want them to have. But even in a situation where seemingly nothing is left to c...

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