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    IDFA: Emotional Start to World's Most Important Doc Fest

    Veteran directors Frederic Wiseman, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are among the documentary mavericks attending the 22nds International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), which opened last night in the Netherlands' largest city. The festival is considered the most important in the world...

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    IDA Announces 2009 Doc Award Nominations

    The nominees for the International Documentary Association’s 2009 IDA Documentary Awards competition have been announced, with "Afghan Star," "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," "Diary of a Times Square Thief," "Food, Inc.," and "Mugabe and the White African" all taking nominations for the top prize of bes...

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    REVIEW | All Fall Down: Chris Smith's "Collapse"

    At the turns of decades and centuries, it's fairly common for sky-is-falling prognostication to spike wildly. This angst often finds expression in popular entertainments, such as the appearance, as if on cue, of the clunky misfire "Knowing" and the upcoming sure-to-be tedious "2012." What these kin...

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    "The Cove" Leads Cinema Eye Honors Nominees

    Louie Psihoyos' "The Cove," received a record-tying seven Cinema Eye Honors nominations today when they were announced at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival in the UK. The film - about dolphin hunts in Japan - won dozens of prizes on the festival circuit this year, include Sundance's A...

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    IDA Career Award for Errol Morris

    The International Documentary Association has announced that Errol Morris will be feted as a career honoree at the 2009 Annual IDA Documentary Awards. The award - given to "a filmmaker who has made a major impact on the documentary genre through a long and distinguished body of work" - has previous ...

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    Chris Smith's "Collapse" Coming Soon

    Two months after debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chris Smith's new documentary, "Collapse," will hit theaters and VOD simultaneously. Cinetic has brokered a deal with Vitagraph to launch the film in theaters next month, putting the doc on Cinetic's new FilmBuff cable VOD channel...

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    Stranger Than Fiction Launches 11th Season Tomorrow

    Stranger Than Fiction, the weekly documentary film series programmed by Thom Powers and presented by the IFC Center, will launch its eleventh season on September 29, 2009 with a sneak preview of "Ahead of Time," including a Q&A with director Bob Richman and film subject Ruth Gruber whose 98th birthd...

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    "Capitalism" Averages $9K on Opening Day

    Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" managed some good, though relative to Moore's other films somewhat disappointing numbers on opening night. Before its nationwide expansion next week, Overture Films released Moore's latest on only four screens yesterday, which resulted in $36,416 in grosse...

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    REVIEW | Simplistically Charming "Capitalism" Doesn't Quite Add Up

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. "Capitalism: A Love Story" opens in theaters today.

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    Toronto Deal: "Art" Stolen For New Sundance Label

    The North American rights to Don Argott's "The Art of the Steal" have been acquired by Rainbow Media (which owns IFC Films) for its new theatrical and video-on-demand label Sundance Selects. The announcement comes 10 days after the film premiered to considerable acclaim at the 2009 Toronto Internat...

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