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    The PBS Debacle: Why a New Time Slot Spells Disaster For Indie Docs

    What a difference a day makes. Last May, PBS announced that two of its popular independent documentary showcases, Independent Lens and POV, would move from their regular Tuesday nights into Thursday slots. Ten months later, a time slot can look like a death sentence.

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    Film Independent Announces Filmmakers for 2nd Annual Documentary Lab

    Film Independent announces the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, which is sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. The filmmakers , listed below, will participate in a seven-week intensive in Los Angeles beginning this week through the end of April...

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    Film Independent Picks Filmmakers for Doc Lab

    Film Independent, the organization which produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Awards, has announced the ten filmmakers chosen for this year's Documentary Lab program.

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    Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

    Holy Rollers screened at the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland this past November. Directed by Bryan Storkel, and distributed in the U.S. by Gravitas Ventures, Holy Rollers, follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of church goi...

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    SXSW Review Roundup and Clips for Winners 'Gimme the Loot' and 'Beware Mr. Baker'

    The 2012 SXSW FIlm Festival bestowed jury awards to Adam Leon's New York City-based "Gimme the Loot" and Jay Bulger's rock biopic "Beware Mr. Baker." Review roundup and clips for both winners show what to expect from these two naturalistic, unexpected films.

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    Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Opens Its Doors In Toronto

    Tonight in Toronto, the newly renovated Bloor Cinema will make its official debut as the "Bloor Hot Docs Cinema" -- the primary venue for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and a year-round showcase for documentary programming in the city.

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    SXSW: 'Re: Generation Music Project' Available Now on Hulu; Download the Tracks

    Hulu will distribute the "Re: Generation Music Project" exclusively on its ad-supported site for free. The film became available Monday and is currently playing in SXSW's Special Events category.

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    Interview with the Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Producer Kelcey Edwards of Wonder Woman - The Untold Story of American Superheroines

    I am one of those girls who grew up watching Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman.  I loved those shows.  The feminist in me was alive way back then when Lynda Carter and Lindsey Wagner were kicking butt on TV in the 70s.  Of course I never realized how revolutionary those shows were at ...

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    WATCH SXSW CLIP: Buzzed Music Doc 'Marley'

    One of the films with great advance word at SXSW, which opens Friday, is Kevin Macdonald's "Marley," which screens at SXSW on Sunday. It debuted well in Berlin, where Magnolia Pictures scooped it up. (I skipped the advance vimeo link in favor of a live audience at the Paramount.) Magno...

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