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    First Person: Joshua Oppenheimer On How 'The Act of Killing' Holds A Dark Mirror Up To Us All

    Joshua Oppenheimer's acclaimed debut feature "The Act of Killing" documents the mass killings of Indonesians following the CIA-funded military overthrow of the Indonesian government in 1965. A band of self-proclaimed gangsters went from selling movie tickets on the black market to suppressing commu...

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    HIFF SummerDocs Series Closing with 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' & 'The Short Game'

    The Fifth Annual SummerDocs series hosted by the Hamptons International Film Festival is coming to a close in August with two festival favorites. "Elaine Strich: Shoot Me," which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, will be shown on August 12 while "The Short Game" is set to close out the...

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    Comic-Con: 'Showrunners' Doc Is First Film to Screen Footage at SDCC's Lyceum Theater

    The first film to screen footage at Comic-Con's new satellite programming room, the Lyceum Theater at San Diego's Horton Plaza, is documentary "Showrunners." The film focuses on the challenges of running a television series, going behind the scenes into the writers’ room and on set via interviews ...

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    Trailer Watch: Billie Jean King

    For the first time, PBS' American Masters series is profiling a sports figure and we are glad that they chose Billie Jean King.

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    Review: 'Blackfish' Is A Heartbreaking & Effectively Damning Indictment Of SeaWorld

    “Blackfish” will ruin your memories of childhood. Never again will you look back fondly on traveling to SeaWorld and watching the Shamu show, jealous of the kids in the splash zone. After watching the documentary you’ll more likely go down the black hole of the internet, reading the Outside Magazine...

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    In the Works: Guggenheim Starts Doc on 15-Year-Old Pakistani Activist Malala Yousafzai, Survivor of Taliban Assassination Attempt

    A July production start has been set for a feature-length documentary, to be directed by Davis Guggenheim ("Waiting for Superman"), on 15-year-old Pakistani student activist Malala Yousafzai, who last year survived a brutal assassination attempt by the Taliban. She was targeted for speaking out on b...

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    Gravitas Nabs 'Calvin & Hobbes' Doc 'Dear Mr. Watterson' on the Influence of the Classic Comic Strip (TRAILER)

    In time for Comic-Con, Gravitas Ventures has snapped up North American rights to documentary "Dear Mr. Watterson," which explores the impact of Bill Watterson's "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip. It is directed by first-time filmmaker Joel Allen Schroeder.

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    Malala Yousafzai To Be Subject of New Documentary

    The extremely brave Malala Yousafzai will be the subject of a new documentary by Davis Guggenheim which will focus on her life and work.

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    Sundance Institute Awards Documentary Grants

    The Sundance Institute awarded 29 documentaries grants from their Documentary Film Program and Fund. Combined all the films will receive over $550,000 in grants.

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    SeaWorld Unleashes 8 Assertions About 'Blackfish' and Filmmakers Respond

    The escalating battle between "Blackfish" filmmakers and SeaWorld continues.

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