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    Is Documentary the Most Exciting Kind of Filmmaking? AFI Docs Fest and Cinedigm's Docurama Launch, Watch Greenaway's 'Act of God' (VIDEO)

    Last week New York Magazine published film critic David Edelstein's assessment of current documentary as the most interesting and dynamic genre of cinema. His piece points to the currently unspooling Tribeca Film Festival, which champions documentaries and selected "Mistaken for Strangers" -- a doc ...

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    GE & Cinelan Partner with Cinedigm and Gathr Films to Promote Focus Forward Short Film Series

    GE and cinelan have announced several partnerships to further the distribution of their award winning global film series, GE Focus Forward. Among the deals struck are partnerships with Cinedigm, Gathr, Virgin America and LodgeNet. Focus Forward is a series of thirty 3-minute short documentaries dire...

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    Tribeca Review: Silence On The Front Lines Of War, In 'The Kill Team'

    There's a stomach-turning sadness at the heart of "The Kill Team," Dan Krauss' austere documentary about a soldier trapped in the cycle of violence perpetrated by a group of soldiers indicted on charges of violence against innocents in 2010. While the media was more than ready to discuss a culture o...

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    WATCH: Exclusive Trailer for Ray Mancini Doc 'The Good Son'

    Here's an advance peek at the TV spot for festival circuit fave "The Good Son," a documentary about boxer Ray Mancini. The Snagfilms release featuring Mickey Rourke, Ed O'Neil, and Sugar Ray Leonard, among others, will be released theatrically this summer.

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    2013 Tribeca Film Review: "Flexing" Goes Mainstream in 'Flex is Kings'

    I have always found the body-contorting dance form of street dancing, contemporarily known as “flexing”, to be a creative and exhilarating art form. The documentary Flex is Kings, directed by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols, manages to reaffirm those original perceptions of the very compe...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Raw Herring' Is Miraculous Exercise in Single-Shot Cinema

    Any cinematographer worth his salt is probably already aware of “Raw Herring,” which may not sound appetizing to everyone (with onions? serve ‘em up …) but is a miraculous exercise in the art of the camera. It may also serve as a breath of fresh air to audiences fed up with the sterile artifice of s...

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    Vulture Includes No Women on 20 Essential Documentary List, Thom Powers Counters

    Recently, Vulture listed their 20 Essential Documentaries of the century. Documentaries from Michael Moore, Werner Herzog and Morgan Spurlock made the cut, but not a single women-directed documentary was on the list. There was commentary about the omission of of women on Twitter, which prompted Thom...

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    Tribeca Review: Banker White's 'The Genius of Marian' a Starkly Intimate Portrait of His Mother's Battle with Alzheimer's

    The Tribeca Film Festival hasn’t exactly been synonymous with documentaries, even if they opened with one the other night -- “Mistaken for Strangers,” Tom Berninger’s off-beat take on his brother’s band, The National. But a special place should be reserved for “The Genius of Marian,” which is about ...

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    Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund Deadline Monday, April 22

    The International Documentary Association is accepting proposals for the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund through Monday, April 22, 2013.

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    Run Like A Girl: Indiewire @ Hulu Docs Celebrates Women in Sports

    For the past seven years, ESPN and Tribeca have partnered to present a sports film sidebar as part of NYC's annual festival, which begins this week. This year, four of the featured documentaries are special previews of ESPN's new "Nine for IX" initiative, documentaries about female sports figures by...

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