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    cinemadaily | A Pro"doc"ative Weekend at the Movies

    It may be harder to sell a documentary in the contemporary industry climate, but some docs are so provocative, produce so much chatter, that they find comfy homes challenging minds and perspectives in theaters and living rooms. This week, two such docs that have treated festival audiences to intrig...

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    REVIEW | Haunted House: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher's "October Country"

    The type of introspective, intimate domestic American nonfiction that has sprouted up so much in art-house theaters in the wake of the success of "Capturing the Friedmans" has come to typify documentary filmmaking of the past decade. Itself somewhat of an acolyte of the far more sensitive "Crumb," w...

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    "The Cove" Finally Heads To Japan

    The Works International has announce the acquisition of Louie Psihoyos's Academy Award-nominated documentary "The Cove" by Japanese distributor Medallion Media. Medallion is planning a tentative release date of April 2010 in Japan.

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    True/False Fest Announces Impressive Lineup of Docs

    Fresh off the heels of Sundance, the 2010 True/False Film Festival opens Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Columbia, MO, loaded with an impressive number of sneak previews and recently debuted documentaries, including two Sundance favorites, US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner "Restrepo," chroniclin...

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    "Tillman" Doc Coming to Theaters; Weinstein Makes Deal for Sundance Hit

    The inside story of a star football player who went to war in the wake of 9/11 and then died on the battlefield is coming to U.S. theaters after closing a deal with Harvey Weinstein following its debut last month at the Sundance Film Festival. In its second major acquisition of a Sundance film, The ...

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    Wiseman Series Filling a Year at MoMA

    "Smile like you did when you got your draft card." A freshly picked recruit is getting his photo taken at Fort Knox in the summer of 1970, and smile he does. At this point of Frederick Wiseman's 1971 film "Basic Training," laughter arose from the packed house at New York's Museum of Modern Art (Mo...

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    MoMA's Doc Fortnight Brings "Remake" and "Mirror" to NYC

    The Museum of Modern Art's ninth annual international non-fiction film festival, featuring 20 features and 23 mid to short length docs, will run from February 17 through March 3, 2010. The fest will consist of various thematic programs built around the idea of community and collaborative filmmaking...

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    True/False Names 2010 True Vision & True Life Honorees

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    "The Cove" Tops Cinema Eye Honors

    Louie Psihoyos' "The Cove" won the top award at the 2010 Cinema Eye Honors, honored as the best feature documentary of the year tonight at the Times Center in New York City. The film's producers, Paula DuPre Pressman and Fisher Stevens, won the award for outstanding production at the annual ceremony...

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