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    Sundance Premieres: Features and Documentaries, Actors Behind Camera

    Brit Marling, watch out! Women are front and center at the Sundance Film festival this year, including the Premieres section, which features more well-known players than the other sections---and many actors behind the camera.

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    Concrete Jungles: Doc Short Reimagines the High Rise

    “One Millionth Tower” is a visually spectacular Web documentary by Canadian filmmaker Katerina Cizek that reimagines the fate of the dilapidating modern high-rise, a building form that houses over a billion people worldwide.   The six and a half minute short concentrates on a T...

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    Peter Jackson Announces a New West Memphis Three Doc, Produced by Damien Echols

    Longtime West Memphis Three supporter Peter Jackson has announced the completion of a new documentary, "West of Memphis," about the fight to prevent the trio from being executed by the state of Arkansas.

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    Jon Bowermaster on his film "SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories"

    Jon Bowermaster on his film "SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories"

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    "Nostalgia for the Light" Wins Big at 2011 IDA Awards

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced their 2011 awards during tonight's program, with Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's "Nostalgia for the Light" receiving the Best Feature award.

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    IDA Documentary Awards: Best Feature Doc Goes to Nostalgia for the Light UPDATED

    There are so many well-made, well-lauded documentaries this year, that the finalists for the International Documentary Association awards aren't even on the Oscar shortlist of fifteen. Thus Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman's "Nostalgia for the Light" won Best Feature at the 2011 I...

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    In His Own Words: Martyn Burke Shares a Scene From Oscar Hopeful Doc "Under Fire"

    Below director Martyn Burke shares a scene from his war documenary "Under Fire: Journalists in Combat," which recently made the cut of 15 docs to be considered for the upcoming Oscar race. It opens at New York's Quad cinema December 2nd.

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Shame" Watch "Porndemic"

    Even if you're primarily a documentary fan, like myself, I recommend seeing Steve McQueen's "Shame," a film about a sex addict (Michael Fassbender) and his troubled relationship with his sister (Carey Mulligan). I love the way it's shot, I love the way it doesn't need ...

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    Joshua Spencer on his film "The Fight For Water"

    In his film, "The Fight For Water" - available in its entirety at the bottom of this page courtesy of SnagFilms - filmmaker Joshua Spencer takes a look at the untold story of contamination in the Amazon.

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    Producers Guild Announces Documentary Nominations

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has chosen its five documentary features to be voted on for best documentary. Last year, "The Kings Speech" won the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures--the fourth year running that the Producers Guild pre...

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