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    Oscilloscope Acquires Pharmaceutical Doc 'Off Label'

    After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2012, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher's documentary "Off Label" has found North American distribution with Oscilloscope Laboratories. The film takes a serious and sobering look at our country's pharmaceutical culture, where doctors liberally do...

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    Here Are the 8 Best Rock Docs According to 'A Band Called Death' Directors Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett

    Rock documentaries are clearly all the rage right now following the Oscar win for "Searching for Sugar Man." The latest to open in theaters today, Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino's "A Band Called Death" profiles an undiscovered band that was doing punk even before the term was coined, pre-dating the Ra...

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    Jem Cohen Explains Why 'Museum Hours' Will Help You Grapple With Art and Life

    Cohen spoke to Indiewire this week about imbuing the film with big ideas, his interest in entertaining audiences, and how the movie addresses problems with the way people think about art today.

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    'A Band Called Death' Vs. 'Searching For Sugar Man': Are the Comparisons Apt?

    The parallels are pretty substantial: Both movies involve Detroit-based musicians retroactively appreciated as visionaries in their respective musical genres during their early days, the mid-to-late seventies. But "A Band Called Death" arguably presents a more eventful saga.

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    Watch Now in Full: Doc 'Angel' About Transsexual Prostitute in France

    Do you remember this documentary when we first profiled it back in 2011? Angel, directed by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva and produced by Laurent Segal, won several awards when it toured the film festival circuit back in 2011 and 2012. Now, Angel, about a transsexual boxer living Paris and making a livin...

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    Watch: Morgan Spurlock's Latest Documentary Focuses on Unknown Boy Band 'One Direction' in New Trailer

    Morgan Spurlock has covered many important stories through his impacting documentaries in the last nine years. From national obesity issues to the search for Osama Bin Laden, the Academy Award-nominated director has never shied away from tackling whatever issue he sees being of national importance. ...

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    Watch: The Trailer for Doc 'Oxyana' Provides a Lyrical Look at a West Virginia Town Being Destroyed By Prescription Drug Abuse

    Having had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, Sean Dunne's "Oxyana" will be taking the self-distribution route and will be made available for digital rental or download on oxyana.com starting July 1st.

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    Spike Lee Shoots Stage Show 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' for HBO

    Spike Lee has been shooting docs as well as features for some time, so it's no surprise that the filmmaker should take his latest joint, stage show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," to HBO Films, where he made his acclaimed doc series "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" in 2006. Lee will s...

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    Chris McDonald Steps Into New Role At Hot Docs; Brett Hendrie Named New Executive Director

    Longtime Hot Docs executive director Chris McDonald will step into a newly created position of president of the organization, it was announced today. Brett Hendrie, Hot Docs’ managing director for the past 10 years, was appointed the organization’s new executive director. McDonald will directly over...

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    Teaser Watch: Puerto Rican Doc 'The Needle' (Man Runs Underground Cosmetic Clinic)

    Teaser Watch: Puerto Rican Doc 'The Needle' (Man Runs Underground Cosmetic Clinic)

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