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    Cinema Guild Picks Up 'Before and After Dinner,' Portrait of Louis Malle Muse André Gregory

    The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Cindy Kleine's documentary "Before and After Dinner: The Life and Work of André Gregory," a portrait of the actor who most famously starred in Louis Malle's "My Dinner with André."

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    Women Nominees at the 2012 IDA Documentary Awards

    The International Documentary Association announced their nominees for their 2012 IDA Documentary Awards. It’s really exciting to note that 4 of the 5 shorts are directed by women as well as 2 of the 5 features (and one of the other features nominated is The Invisible War).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Preview: 'Agents of Change' Docu Charts the Struggle for Black Studies on College Campuses

    From Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, Agents of Change is a feature length documentary that tells the story of "the intersection of race, culture, and the American university."

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    Is The Issue Doc Dead? How 'Gasland' and 'Hillary' Show Things Aren't Looking Great

    It has been almost three years since Josh Fox debuted his anti-fracking documentary "Gasland" at the Sundance Film Festival.  There, it caused spirited conversation amongst audiences and won a Special Jury Prize at the festival. 

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    Human Rights Doc on LGBT Activist David Kato 'Call Me Kuchu' Goes to Cinedigm for US Distribution

    Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall's essential human-rights documentary, "Call Me Kuchu," has gone to Cinedigm for US distribution...

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  • The Playlist
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    LFF Review: Rolling Stones Doc 'Crossfire Hurricane' Is Little More Than A Familiar Nostalgia Trip

    There’s been the little-seen “Charlie Is My Darling” and “Cocksucker Blues,” Jean-Luc Godard’s “Sympathy for the Devil,” 1970’s Altamont-focused “Gimme Shelter,” Julien Temple’s “Stones at the Max” and Martin Scorsese’s “Shine a Light,” and that’s just scratching the surface when it comes to documen...

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    Cinedigm Grabs U.S. Rights to Ugandan LGBT Doc 'Call Me Kuchu'

    Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the documentary "Call Me Kuchu." The company plans an early 2013 theatrical run followed by release on digital platforms, DVD and TV.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Ethel' Is A Powerful Personal Portrait Of Love & Liberalism

    Few American dynasties hold the same mystique as the Kennedy clan. Defined largely by professional triumph and personal heartache, the Kennedys are the closest thing the United States has to royalty, and as the years go by, the amount of historical miscellanea that is produced or unearthed about the...

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: U.S. Trailer For Celebrated Doc 'Tchoupitoulas'

    Where does documentary end, and reality and dreams begin? That is the question many will be asking after experiencing "Tchoupitoulas," the latest documentary from Bill and Turner Ross, the makers of the small town portrait "45365." After drawing rave reviews at SXSW where it premiered earlier this y...

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    Interview: John Scheinfeld Talks Harry Nilsson, VOD, Jeff Bridges, And New Music Documentaries

    Documentary fanatics should hopefully already be familiar with SundanceNOW’s terrific DOC CLUB program (for the uninitiated, it’s a carefully curated VOD/streaming program by doc connoisseur Thom Powers of Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Miami Film Festival and others). Oct...

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