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    Ford Foundation Adds Sundance's Mertes as JustFilms Director, Funding Social Issue Docs

    One of the key posts in the documentary world has been taken by Cara Mertes, who was director of the Sundance Institute's documentary film program. She'll now be director of the Ford Foundation's social justice filmmaking program JustFilms, which was founded by departing Orlando Bagwell and is under...

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    Now and Then: Remarkable New Doc 'La Camioneta,' a Masterful Miniature (TRAILER)

    Spotsylvania County, Virginia and Queztal City, Guatemala are separated by nearly 3,000 miles of road, and by what would seem, at first, an unbridgeable cultural distance. But in Mark Kendall's remarkable documentary "La Camioneta" -- a brilliant microhistory of our globalized world -- you're hard p...

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    Review: Documentary 'Hey Bartender' Blends One Part Character Study, Two Parts Style

    BOOZE! It may not be quite as good a come-on as SEX! but there’s also a double shot of sexiness in “Hey Bartender,” which despite its shot-and-beer title is about the fine art of mixology, a.k.a. the alchemical mixing of alcoholic beverages (with names like Weep No More, the Minnehaha and the always...

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    Project of the Day: The Air Sex World Championships is a Real Comedy Show

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.In the meantime: Is this a movie you'd want to see? Tell us in the comments.

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    One of the Most Surprising and Compelling Financial Crisis Docs Wasn't at Sundance, SXSW or Tribeca

    The most complicated examination of the financial crisis and contemporary capitalism this year wasn't to be found at Sundance, SXSW or Tribeca. "A Whole Lott More" premiered a few weeks ago at Toronto's Hot Docs, where it placed third in the festival's Audience Award poll.

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    Watch: HBO Documentary 'Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer' Gets a New 40-Second Trailer

    Following the successful airing of festival favorite "Behind the Candelabra" this past Sunday, HBO Films is trying to build buzz around another festival acquisition with a new trailer for the Sundance documentary "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer." The film focusing on the three-member band's trial won a ...

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    Alec Baldwin's SummerDocs Lineup Features 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' and 'Gasland Part II'

    Morgan Neville's Sundance entry "Twenty Feet From Stardom" and Josh Fox's "Gasland Part II" will kick off the SummerDocs Series at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Beginning June 15th in East Hampton, the four-part SummerDocs series will feature a guest appearance from Darlene Love as well ...

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    First Participant PanAmerica Film, El Ardor, Begins Production

    Launching earlier this year, Participant PanAmerica is an initiative to develop and finance 10-12 films over five years for and from Latin America with Mexico’s Canana (Sin Nombre, Miss Bala), Chile’s Fabula (Young and Wild, Gloria) and Colombia’s Dynamo (Undertow, The Hidden Face). Its first film ...

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    AFI Docs Announces 2013 Slate including JFK Doc 'Letters to Jackie,' 'Caucus,' and 'Gideon's Army'

    AFI DOCS has announced its slate of films for the 2013 festival, and it certainly won't be lacking for big names. Opening with the star-studded Bill Couturie documentary "Letters to Jackie" and closing with AJ Schnack's behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 GOP leadership race "Caucus," the 2013 editio...

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    Not at Cannes? Celebrate Films About Films & Filmmakers with Indiewire @ Hulu Docs

    Not at Cannes? Celebrate Films About Films & Filmmakers with Indiewire @ Hulu Docs

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