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    An Open Letter to America about the Central Park Five

    I saw THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE at the closing night of DOC NYC tonight, and at the end, when the five men who'd been wrongfully convicted came up onto the stage, together in one place for the first time since that night in Central Park on April 19, 1989, I was choking back tears.

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    DOC NYC Fest Announces Audience and Jury Awards; Winners Include 'Informant' & 'Rafea: Solar Mama'

    New York's DOC NYC festival, which ran November 8-15, announces its jury and audience award winners. Included are Jamie Meltzer's "Informant," a portrait of radical activist-turned-FBI informant Brandon Darby, and Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief's "Rafea: Solar Mama," with follows an illiterate Jord...

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    PUMA & BRITDOC Name Most Impactful Doc; Give 50,000 Euro Award

    Earlier this week in a gala event in Berlin, PUMA and BRITDOC have given the PUMA.Creative Impact award for Julia Bacha's "Budrus," recognizing it as the film released in the past two years that has made the most significant positive social or environmental impact. "Budrus tells ...

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    FUTURES: Emerging Danish Doc Filmmaker Daniel Dencik Wows at CPH:DOX With Two Startling Efforts

    FUTURES: Emerging Danish Doc Filmmaker Daniel Dencik Wows at CPH:DOX With Two Startling Efforts

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    Hollywood Rites of Passage, from Redford and Smith to Siegal and Geffen

    It was an odd day, bookended by two events that drew together an amazing swath of Hollywood's older generation. I saw CAA partner Bryan Lourd, DreamWorks' Marvin Levy, and Sundance's Michelle Satter at both events, and while the Lois Smith memorial in the morning and Peggy Siegal-wrangled PBS docume...

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    The Spoils: Does DOC NYC's Short List Program Help or Hinder Academy Voting on Documentaries?

    New York City’s DOC NYC Festival comes to a close Thursday, and woven in among the films in the official program are ten movies highlighted with an unmistakable wink to the Academy: they are part of a sidebar called The Short List. And while Thom Powers, head programmer for DOC NYC, slyly deni...

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    Oscilloscope is 'Dying To Do Letterman' for North American Audiences

    Oscilloscope has acquired North American rights to Joke Fincioen’s and Biagio Messina’s "Dying to do Letterman." The documentary follows comedian Steve Mazan who was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer and decided to dedicate his life to fulfilling his dream of performing standup on "The La...

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    Pushing Boundaries In The State of Denmark: CPH:DOX Turns 10

    It's a big year when it comes to anniversaries for documentary film festivals. The grand daddy of European doc fests -- the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) -- officially kicks off its 25th edition tomorrow. But last week another European documentary festival celebrated an imp...

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    Veterans Day News: The Invisible War Inspires Creation of Program To Treat Military Sexual Assault Victims

    Last week in LA, in a star studded event to celebrate the DVD release of The Invisible War that included Senator Barbara Boxer, the filmmakers and executive producers launched a new program that was inspired by the film to treat people who have experienced military sexual assault.

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    'My Amityville Horror' Doc Picked Up By IFC Midnight and SundanceNOW

    IFC Midnight has acquired all U.S. rights to the documentary “My Amityville Horror” in partnership with subscriber VOD destination SundanceNOW. Directed by Eric Walter, “Amityville” will have its New York premiere at the DOC NYC Festival Saturday, Nov. 10.

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