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    Ambulante California Launches at Sundance

    Recently during the latest Sundance Film Festival, Ambulante, the non-profit aimed to promote documentary as a tool for social change and cultural transformation, celebrated its upcoming U.S. launch with an Ambulante California reception.

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    '12 O’Clock Boys' Director Addresses Those Who Take Issue With His Doc About the Baltimore Dirt Bike Pack

    First-time feature Lofty Nathan filmmaker spent a whopping five years completing his debut "12 O'Clock Boys." Judging by the ecstactic reception the film received upon its debut at last year's SXSW Film Festival, and at the Hot Docs Film Festival where Nathan won the HBO Emerging Artist Award, the ...

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    Tim’s Vermeer

    An improbable subject has inspired a unique documentary which comes with an unusual pedigree: it was produced by those inventive magicians Penn and Teller, and directed by Teller. (Photo by Luren Jenison)

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    Review: Documentary '12 O'Clock Boys' Is A Beautifully Shot Look At Baltimore's Dirt Bike Riders

    This first film from Lotfy Nathan benefits from a pair of engaging subjects: teenage Pug and the city of Baltimore. In “12 O’Clock Boys,” Nathan captured Pug’s life for three years, following him as he moved from childhood to adolescence across several rough Baltimore neighborhoods.

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    SXSW Festival Lineup Features 20 Features from Women Directors

    Of the 115 features that will play at the South by Southwest Festival in March 7-15, women filmmakers will be represented in 21, or about 18%, of them.

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    Review: An Inventor Learns to Paint, But Is It Art? Exploring 'Tim's Vermeer'

    A spirited look at the quest of an eccentric entrepreneur intent on uncovering the cryptic technique of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, "Tim's Vermeer" plays less like the sort of exposé of trickery one might expect of Penn & Teller and instead focuses on the nature of desiring answers to unsolvable...

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    Exclusive: 'The Amazing Nina Simone' Doc (Ft Siblings, Friends, Band Members) in Post-Production

    Jeff Lieberman's upcoming documentary titled The Amazing Nina Simone: A Documentary Film is NOT to be confused with "the first definitive documentary" on the life of Nina Simone (in collaboration with her estate and daughter, and produced by Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes and Sidney Beaumont) that we firs...

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    Women and Hollywood February 2014 Film Preview

    There's only a smattering of films directed, written, and about women on offer this upcoming month, but there are definitely a few gems in the mix.

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    Teller Speaks! Talking Wondrously Mind-Boggling Art Doc 'Tim's Vermeer'

    “Tim’s Vermeer” is a beautiful documentary, winningly compact at only 80 minutes, about an artist’s labor of love. It is also about an endearing technological genius, inventor Tim Jenison, and his insistence that art and technology are closer than they appear.

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