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    Oscilloscope Laboratories Acquires Of Montreal Doc 'The Past is a Grotesque Animal'

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired worldwide rights to Jason Miller's rock documentary "The Past is a Grotesque Animal," whose subject is Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes. Made possible by a Kickstarter campaign, the film was funded by the $100,000 pledged by fans of the Canadian indie pop band...

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    Review: Mystery Doc 'The Galapagos Affair' a Riveting Reconstruction of Paradise Gone to Hell

    Jean-Paul Sartre wrote that Hell is other people. Several of the ill-fated subjects at the center of Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s riveting historical mystery documentary “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden” would have probably agreed with him.

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    Top Dozen Documentary Film Festivals: Up Next, Hot Docs and Full Frame

    With the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announcing its 2014 lineup of Tribute and Thematic Program films, we put together a compendium of the top dozen must-attend doc fests around the country.

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    Drafthouse Acquires Sundance Award-Winning Doc 'The Overnighters'

    Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Jesse Moss' acclaimed documentary "The Overnighters." The film world premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where in won a Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking. Its soon set to screen at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. Drafthous...

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    Why Drafthouse Films Is the Right Distributor for Sundance-Winning Doc 'The Overnighters'

    Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Jesse Moss's Sundance award-winning oil doc "The Overnighters." It portrays the plight of desperate men as they chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields while a devoted pastor risks everything to help them.

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    Review: 'Mistaken for Strangers' Is a Rock Doc About The National -- Or Is It?

    While Tom Berninger's "Mistaken For Strangers" is technically rooted in the travels of successful indie rock band The National, it would be inaccurate to characterize it as a rock documentary.

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    When Are Films Political: The Return of Navajo Boy

    Recently.Democracy Now's Amy Goodman published this story about the controversy over re-opening uranium mines on Navajo lands. The Return of Navajo Boy film has been credited with bringing the issue of uranium contamination from post WWII mining into the public eye. Read Goodman's piece HERE.

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    Flying Dog Beer and Sony Classics to Showcase First Full Ralph Steadman Exhibit in NYC in 13 Years

    Flying Dog Beer and Sony Pictures Classics will hold a limited edition exhibit of Steadman's paintings and photography at the Red Bull Academy of Music. The exhibit will coincide with the New York opening of Sony Pictures Classics' Steadman documentary "For No Good Reason."

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    Reality Checks: Does This New Documentary Exploit the Life of Vivian Maier?

    What responsibilities do filmmakers have when they speak on behalf of those who have chosen not to speak publicly for themselves?

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