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    Netflix Acquires 2014 Oscar-Nominated Doc Short 'The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life'

    Netflix has gotten into the business of short documentaries. The company today acquired the rights to "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," one of the five films nominated for best documentary, short subject at this year's Academy Awards.

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    Peter Wintonick's Daughter On Her Quest To Complete Her Late Father's Last Film

    This first person by Mira Burt-Wintonick details her quest to complete her late father Peter Wintonick's final film. Read more about Peter and his life's work here.

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    Holocaust Survivor and Subject of Oscar Nominated Short Doc Alice Herz-Sommer Has Died at 110

    Sadly, 110-year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, subject of the Oscar nominated short documentary "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" died on the morning of February 23, just a week before the film about her extraordinary life heads to the Academy Awards. Herz-Sommer was the oldest living Holocaust su...

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    WATCH: Extraordinary 1991 Doc on White Supremacy 'Blood in the Face,' Now on YouTube

    Back in 1991, when "Blood in the Face" -- the powerful documentary now available on YouTube -- had its H-Town premiere at the Rice University Media Center, I wrote this:

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    Review: Nelson George's 'Finding The Funk' Documentary

    Filmmaker and pop culture critic Nelson George, who’s written extensively on music throughout his career, brings his love of funk to conversations with icons like Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Nile Rodgers of Chic, James Brown, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, and Sheila E., as well as conte...

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    Stones Throw Records To Tour Doc 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records' Ahead of SXSW

    Stones Throw Records, which has been releasing critically acclaimed records for the past 20 years, will be showcasing their documentary "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This is Stones Throw Records," in designated locations across North America beginning February 26. The tour will conclude with screenings a...

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    SnagFilms Movie of the Week: Watch the Heavy Metal Doc Beloved by Nirvana

    This week we're featuring the 1986 documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" because, well, it's about a bunch of heavy metal fans tailgating a Maryland concert venue. Not to mention the fact that the now cult film was reportedly a favorite on Nirvana's tour bus. That's Nirvana, arguably one of the grea...

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    Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

    The best way to remember, and celebrate, the late, great Elaine Stritch would be to watch this recent documentary portrait (and her one-woman show, 'Elaine Stritch at Liberty'.”

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    Review: Is Elaine Stritch’s Best Performance In a Documentary? ‘Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me’ Presents the Broadway Star In Candid Detail

    It takes about 12 seconds for Elaine Stritch to drop her first F-bomb in Chiemi Karasawa’s hugely entertaining “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” and she’s just getting started. Karasawa’s candid portrait derives much of its appeal from the 87-year-old Broadway star’s vulgar energy — although now she’s 89 ...

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