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    Exclusive Clip: SXSW Documentary 'Big Joy' Follows the Pre-Beat, Pansexual Adventures of Artist James Broughton

    Check out this exclusive clip from Steven Silha and Eric Slade's documentary "Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton," making its world premiere at SXSW on March 9. The film centers on pre-Beat filmmaker and poet Broughton, whose pansexual lifestyle...

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    Exclusive: Poster & Select City Release Dates For 'The Source Family'

    Contemporary music has its fare share of massive group ensembles, whether it's the extended Wu-Tang family, the robe-wearing The Polyphonic Spree, the numerous branches of the Elephant 6 Collective, or the various members of the Broken Social Scene club. But we'd wager few could touch the sprawl of ...

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    Kino Lorber Takes 'Deceptive Practice' Doc on Magician Ricky Jay

    Kino Lorber has taken US rights to "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay," from directors Molly Bernstein and Alan Edelstein. The film debuted at last year's New York Film Festival.

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    Exclusive Clip: SXSW Documentary 'And Who Taught You to Drive' Follows Three Quests for Foreign Drivers Licenses

    Check out this exclusive clip from SXSW documentary "And Who Taught You to Drive?" The film, directed by Andrea Thiele, follows three different individuals as they jump through hoops to attain drivers licenses in foreign countries -- German Mirela in India, American Jake in Japan, and South Korean H...

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    Exclusive Clip: SXSW Documentary 'Maidentrip' Chronicles Teen Laura Dekker's Record-Breaking Sail Around the World

    Check out this exclusive clip from Jillian Schlesinger's SXSW documentary "Maidentrip," following Dutch 14-year-old Laura Dekker's seabound excursion to become the youngest person to sail around the globe solo.

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    Drafthouse Films Nabs 'A Band Called Death,' Documentary on Lost and Reborn '70s Punk Group

    Drafthouse Films has taken North American rights to Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino's documentary "A Band Called Death," chronicling the rise to cult stardom of '70s African-American proto-punk trio Death almost 30 years after the release of their forgotten demo tape. The film will screen at SXSW (Marc...

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    Trailer Watch: Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey - Directed by Ramona S. Diaz

    Ramona S. Diaz's documentary Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the story of Arnel Pineda, a Filipino man who through being discovered on YouTube became the new lead singer of the band Journey. Pineda must navigate a new life, the pressure of replacing an iconic lead si...

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    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Chosen as Oscar-Qualifying in Documentary Short Category

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has been selected as an Academy Award-qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category. This decision follows a recent similar decision by the Producers Guild.

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    Watch: 1 Hour Documentary On Belle & Sebastian's 'If You're Feeling Sinister' Plus Trailer For Silkworm Doc 'Couldn't You Wait?'

    If you came-of-age in the '90s, you might be feeling a huge wave of nostalgia these days. It seems every act from decade, no matter how small or marginal, is reuniting for tours, reissuing albums and are generally taking one last run at fame. And two more bands from the decade are ready to work ...

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    Why 'Searching for Sugar Man' is a Slam Dunk for the Documentary Oscar

    There are few reasons to envy the membership of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but there have probably been times when the Academy hierarchy has turned an envious eye upon the HFPA’s policy regarding the Golden Globe for Best Documentary: Namely, that there isn’t one. If one thinks of Osca...

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