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    Heart is the Latest Band to Cancel SeaWorld Show Over 'Blackfish'

    Heart has cancelled an upcoming show at SeaWorld after seeing "Blackfish," the powerful documentary which raised concerns about the humaneness and safety of keeping killer whales captive.

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    Awards Roundup: Europe, Boston, LA, NY Online, British Indies, and IDAs

    The first major award weekend yielded honors for directors Susanne Bier (Love is All You Need), Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda), Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell), Jehane Noujaim (The Square). Recognition also went to screenwriters Nicole Holofcener (who wrote and helmed Enough Said) and co-writer Jul...

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    'Magic Mike' Star's Male Stripper Doc Amongst New Titles Announced for Slamdance's 20th Annual Festival

    The Slamdance Film Festival today announced its Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programs for the 20th Festival season including details about the premiere of the DIY documentary, which follows the historical development of the Do- It-Yourself indie film movement.

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    IDA Documentary Awards Honor 'The Square,' 'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and More

    The International Documentary Association unveiled their 2013 IDA Documentary Award winners at a ceremony Friday evening in Los Angeles. Top honors went to Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian revolution doc "The Square" for Best Feature, set to premiere on Netflix in January and currently sitting on the 2014 ...

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    Preview: Seven Documentary Tropes at Sundance 2014

    The docs are announced for Sundance 2014. In a world where newspapers vanish by the day, the subjects that they take on bear watching.

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    EXCLUSIVE Video: Inventor Tim Jenison Discusses How He Cracked a 350 Year Old Mystery in Oscar Shortlisted Doc 'Tim's Vermeer'

    Magician and filmmaker Teller's wonderfully mind-boggling doc "Tim's Vermeer," on inventor Tim Jenison's goal to unlock the secret behind Dutch master Johannes Vermeer's photorealistic paintings, begins its awards qualifying run today (December 6 in New York; December 13 in LA). The film recently ma...

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    Watch: Errol Morris Explains to Indiewire Why Donald Rumsfeld Was the 'Strangest Interview' He's Ever Done

    After completing his latest documentary feature, Errol Morris professed that the film captured "the strangest interview I’ve ever done." And for Morris, the man famous for the invention of his interviewing machine aptly coined The Interrotron, this conversation with former Secretary of Defense Donal...

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    Sundance US Competition List a Disappointing Tumble from Last Year's Equality Benchmark

    At last year's Sundance, the future looked rosy, with half of all U.S. narrative features and documentaries on the Park City festival lineup coming from female filmmakers. It was a promising benchmark -- and sadly, not one to be reached next year.

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