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    Bring Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners to Your Local Theater

    Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners focuses on the remarkable life of the incomparable Angela Davis, a professor, a member of the Communist party and influential social activist who worked with the Black Panthers.

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    Oscilloscope Nabs SXSW Documentary '12 O'Clock Boys' -- 'The Wire' Meets Cirque du Soleil

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up North American rights to Lofty Nathan's documentary "12 O'Clock Boys," which recently had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. The Boys of the title are an infamous dirt bike gang in Baltimore who take over major city streets with flashy stunts at hig...

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    Guest Post: "It's A Great Career, But I Earned It": A Power Talk With Sheila Nevins

    After listening to Sheila Nevins speak for even five minutes, it's not hard to understand why she's so successful in the documentary world. She is, in a word, frank, but also gifted with the kind of wit and wry delivery that lends her instant credence—a perfect balance between fact and craft, which ...

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    6 of 8 Film Independent DocuLab Fellows Are Women Directors

    Film Independent has chosen eight projects for their 2013 Documentary Lab -- six of those projects are directed by women.

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    COL-COA Adds Docs and Shorts to French Program

    City of Lights, City of Angels (running at the Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood from from April 15 to 22) has confirmed its 2013 program of documentary features and short films, whetting our palates with a few of its titles before the entire lineup is announced March 27. Three films will roun...

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    Film Independent Reveals Filmmakers for 2013 Documentary Lab

    Film Independent has announced its chosen filmmakers for the 2013 Documentary Lab, an eight-week program designed to assist burgeoning directors currently in post-production.

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    Review: ‘American Winter’ A Devastating Portrait Of The Erosion Of The Middle Class

    With the nation’s economy continually on a knife’s edge, the past few years has seen the political discourse take a marked shift. Conservative politicians have started to lure voters with an image that they will tighten the wasteful spending in Washington, but for the most part, that has meant targe...

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    COLCOA the Long and Short(s) of it!

    Our favorite L.A. French film event is making an announcement about shorts and docs.

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    Right-Wing Unveils More Poorly Made Agit-Docs: Watch Out for D'Souza's 'America'

    At CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, NPR reports that there were more than 20 new right-wing documentaries on display, from "Hating Breitbart" to "FrackNation," as well as a trailer for author Dinesh D’Souza's follow-up to his right-wing agit-doc “2016: Obama’s America," simply cal...

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    Watch: Alex Cox's 1999 Documentary 'Kurosawa: The Last Emperor' With Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Verhoeven & More

    When you're one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, your life is likely to be thoroughly documented by others, and that's certainly the case for Akira Kurosawa. The director behind "Seven Samurai," "Rashomon," "Ran" and many, many more seminal works has been boxed, written about, discussed at an...

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