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    Sundance and SXSW Factual Thriller 'The Imposter' Goes to Indomnia; Reviews

    The Indomina Group has picked up A&E IndieFilms' "The Imposter" for North American distribution. The Sundance entry is also set to play SXSW. Check out the synopsis for the factual thriller below. “Few documentaries are able to draw you in and keep you captivated in the way that 'The Imposter' does,...

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    'Bully' Trailer Debuts, Preview of Dan Savage's 'It Gets Better' MTV Special

    Check out the trailer for doc "Bully," which has been given an R rating by the MPAA ratings board. Needless to say, Harvey Weinstein is fighting back. The Lee Hirsch doc about the bullying epidemic in schools debuted at Tribeca and is slated for a March release.

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    Sundance Selects Takes 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' -- Dissident for Digital Age?

    Alison Klayman's "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" - the "story of a dissident for the digital age" - has been acquired by Sundance Selects for North American distribution. The doc debuted at Sundance (winning the Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance) and recently screened as an ...

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    Bill Duke's "Dark Girls" Out on DVD in The Next 3 Months; "Yellow Brick Rd" & "What is A Man" In The Works

    Bill Duke's powerful documentary tackling America's issue of 'colorism' in the African American community Dark Girls, screened at the Pan African Film Festival last night. Tambay, who attended the screening, gave us a few updates from the Q&A session after the film.

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Bullhead" Watch "Bigger Stronger Faster"

    Usually I aim this column at a mainstream studio release, but sadly there are no documentaries about antihero motorcyclists with flaming skull heads or tiny people who live under the floorboards or spies involved in love triangles (That I know of anyway. If I've missed them, please let me know, beca...

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    "Undefeated" is a Good But Not Great Underdog Sports Film

    It’s very hard not to like “Undefeated,” the underdog sports film that is currently also considered the underdog among the 2012 Oscar nominees in the feature documentary category. I’m not exactly sure why it’s thought to be a long shot, though, since it is a gorgeously shot, expertly edited and very...

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    Amir Bar-Lev on His Latest Documentary, "Re:Generation Music Project"

    After directing the very significant and highly successful feature documentaries "My Kid Could Paint That" and "The Tillman Story," as well as serving as a co-producer on the Oscar-nominated "Trouble the Water," the very talented Amir Bar-Lev found himself being recruit...

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    Trailer Watch: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

    I cannot wait to see this film. Hoping it will be ready for Athena Film Festival 2013!

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    Karen Cantor on "The Danish Solution" (Watch It Free!)

    In her film, "The Danish Solution," co-directed with Camilla Kjaerulf, filmmaker Karen Cantor reveals how Danish citizens worked to save their Jewish neighbors during World War II. The film is available in its entirety at the bottom of this page courtesy of SnagFilms.

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