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    Human Rights Doc on LGBT Activist David Kato 'Call Me Kuchu' Goes to Cinedigm for US Distribution

    Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall's essential human-rights documentary, "Call Me Kuchu," has gone to Cinedigm for US distribution...

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  • The Playlist
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    LFF Review: Rolling Stones Doc 'Crossfire Hurricane' Is Little More Than A Familiar Nostalgia Trip

    There’s been the little-seen “Charlie Is My Darling” and “Cocksucker Blues,” Jean-Luc Godard’s “Sympathy for the Devil,” 1970’s Altamont-focused “Gimme Shelter,” Julien Temple’s “Stones at the Max” and Martin Scorsese’s “Shine a Light,” and that’s just scratching the surface when it comes to documen...

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    Cinedigm Grabs U.S. Rights to Ugandan LGBT Doc 'Call Me Kuchu'

    Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the documentary "Call Me Kuchu." The company plans an early 2013 theatrical run followed by release on digital platforms, DVD and TV.

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    Review: 'Ethel' Is A Powerful Personal Portrait Of Love & Liberalism

    Few American dynasties hold the same mystique as the Kennedy clan. Defined largely by professional triumph and personal heartache, the Kennedys are the closest thing the United States has to royalty, and as the years go by, the amount of historical miscellanea that is produced or unearthed about the...

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    Exclusive: U.S. Trailer For Celebrated Doc 'Tchoupitoulas'

    Where does documentary end, and reality and dreams begin? That is the question many will be asking after experiencing "Tchoupitoulas," the latest documentary from Bill and Turner Ross, the makers of the small town portrait "45365." After drawing rave reviews at SXSW where it premiered earlier this y...

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    Interview: John Scheinfeld Talks Harry Nilsson, VOD, Jeff Bridges, And New Music Documentaries

    Documentary fanatics should hopefully already be familiar with SundanceNOW’s terrific DOC CLUB program (for the uninitiated, it’s a carefully curated VOD/streaming program by doc connoisseur Thom Powers of Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Miami Film Festival and others). Oct...

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    Review: Kids Are King In Winning Chess Doc 'Brooklyn Castle'

    It is often said that soccer is the world's game, because all you need is a ball, and anybody -- of any race or class or social standing -- can play. But if there was a close second, chess could arguably fill that slot. All you need is a board and someone to play with and you're good to go, and ther...

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    To Tell The Truth?: The Media is the Message at Indiewire @ Hulu

    With the election just weeks away, it's more important than ever to be reminded of how we receive information and what assumptions we make about our news sources. Indiewire's latest curation of Hulu's Documentaries page explores journalism and the wider media landscape, offering analysis, critiques ...

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    Guest Post: Labor of Love: How Women are Changing Documentaries

    In 2010, I finished my first feature documentary, Living Downstream. Based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, the film follows Steingraber as she tries to ring the alarm bell about cancer and its environmental links. By the time the film was done, I had spent four inte...

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    'Clouds Over Cuba' Interactive Doc Launches on 50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis; JFK Live Tweets

    American history nuts, take note: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum launched interactive multimedia documentary "Clouds Over Cuba" today, the exact day Soviet missiles were discovered in Cuba 50 years ago, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis...

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