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    PBS, 'Spies Of Mississippi', And The Business Of TV Programming Based On Racial Viewing Habits

    While I empathize with filmmaker Dawn Porter and frustrated viewers regarding the PBS Black History Month scheduling flap, I think some more important questions to be posed are . . .

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    Stream This! Prep For the Sochi Olympics by Watching These 10 Great Sports Docs Online

    With coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics launching tonight stateside on NBC with tonight's opening ceremony, we've compiled a list of ten great sports documentaries available to stream online for those living in the US. The titles, that span a wide variety of sports from basketball to race ca...

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    Berlin: Watch an EXCLUSIVE Clip from Occupy Wall Street Doc 'Another World'

    TOH! has scored an exclusive clip to documentary “Another World,” which premieres in Berlin February 8 in the fest's Panorama section. Co-directed by Fisher Stevens (producer of "The Cove") and Rebecca Chaiclin, and written by Mark Monroe (“The Cove”), the film looks at the tumultuous journey of the...

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    Exclusive: True/False Surprises With 'Boyhood' As Closing Night Film

    Indiewire has exclusively learned that Richard Linklater's hugely anticipated drama "Boyhood" will be closing this year's True/False Film Festival. Filmed over a whopping twelve years, "Boyhood" follows a boy and his parents as they grow together as a unit. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette star.

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    Goldfrapp is Bringing Their Film 'Tales of Us' to Theaters for One Night Only

    Goldfrapp has a new film, "Goldfrapp: Tales of Us," a 30-minute film following the stories of five of the ten songs on their recent album "Tales of Us." The film will play in theaters nationwide one night only, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for 2014 Documentary Film Fund

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced the 11 finalists for their 2014 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards, which total more than $75,000 and support feature-length documentaries in post-production. The fund was created to support nonfiction film work marked by compelling stories, intriguing cha...

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    SF Film Society Reveals 11 Documentary Film Fund Finalists

    The San Francisco Film Society revealed today their 11 finalists for the 2014 Documentary Film Fund awards totaling over $75,000. The fund supports feature-length documentaries currently in post-production, and finalists were culled from over 200 applications. Previous Film Fund winners include Osca...

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    Exclusive: 'The Wire' Alum Brandy Burre Relaunches Her Career in a Fascinating Teaser for Documentary 'Actress'

    Actress Brandy Burre captivated audiences as campaign fixer Theresa D'Agostino in season 3 and 4 of HBO's "The Wire." Directed by Robert Greene, whose 2012 documentary "Fake It So Real" was named one of the best documentaries of 2012 by Roger Ebert, "Actress," explores Burre's hiatus from acting for...

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    Docpoint Festival Review: In 'Pixadores,' Oppression is the Mother of Recklessness

    The filmmaking is nearly as breathtaking as the subject matter in Amir Escandari’s “Pixadores,” a portrait of Sao Paolo’s revolutionary graffiti artists, who tag the tallest buildings in the dark of night, drive more finicky aesthetes insane and are certainly dropping a little equatorial rain on Bra...

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    Sundance Buy: Magnolia Grabs CNN Ebert Doc 'Life Itself'

    The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures has acquired US theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to "Life Itself," Steve James' heart-tugging documentary about the life of Roger Ebert. The film brought audiences to tears at January's Sundance Film Festival as they grieved the loss last yea...

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