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    REVIEW | Ego vs. Altruism: Turning Trash Into Art in "Waste Land"

    Lucy Walker's "Waste Land" amounts to a cinematic round of applause for altruism. Using a conventional blend of talking heads and verité, Walker follows Brazilian visual artist Vik Muniz to his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, where he created the traveling exhibit "Pictures of Garbage" out of material f...

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    N. American & World Docs Join IDFA 2010 Competitions

    [Editor's Note: This story has been updated with IDFA's opening film.]: "Position Among the Stars" (Stand van de sterren) by Dutch director Leonard Retel Helmrich will open the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) on November 17, kicking off the 11 - day event. The film, which fo...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Subcultural Portraits

    Our curation of Hulu's Documentaries page this week is the first of two weeks inspired by Halloween. While the holiday will feature more prominently next week, the films selected this week are a bit more playful - literally, as most of them feature a performative element as they portray individuals ...

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    Springsteen's "Darkness" to Debut at Inaugural Doc NYC; Herzog & Morris Spotlights Added

    Doc NYC unveiled its final slate of films, including the world debut of "Darkness of the Edge of Town," a new concert film with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band slated for the inaugural event on November 4th in New York City. Directed by Grammy and Emmy award-winner Thom Zimny, the film was sho...

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    REVIEW | Sweat Ballet: Frederick Wiseman's "Boxing Gym"

    Boxing matches have been captured on film practically since the birth of the medium, which may explain the primal thrill of Frederick Wiseman's "Boxing Gym." The legendary documentarian's latest portrait takes place in Lord's Gym, the scrappy Austin establishment run by former professional boxer Ric...

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    FUTURES | Jeff Reichert Takes on the Pillars of Power with "Gerrymandering"

    Filmmaking newcomer Jeff Reichert opens his first feature documentary this weekend, and the former film distribution exec is taking on a relatively little-known political ploy that seriously questions the widely held belief that America is a beacon of democratic values. "Gerrymandering," which opene...

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    Cinema Eye Announces Finalists For New Short Film Award

    Cinema Eye, the organization "dedicated to celebrating and promoting the art and craft of nonfiction filmmaking," announced the names of 11 finalists for the a new award: Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Short Filmmaking.

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs Double Bill: LGBT Youth & Iraq in Perspective

    For our curation of Hulu's Documentaries page this week, we're presenting two separate themes: LGBT Youth and Iraq in Perspective. The first is a reaction to the recent spate of LGBT youth suicides, and also ties into this week's National Coming Out Day, October 11, while the second uses the anniver...

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    Interview | "Rachel" Director Simone Bitton

    "Rachel" by Simone Bitton is a rigorous, fascinating and moving investigative documentary that examines the death of peace activist and International Solidarity Movement (ISM) member Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003. A few weeks after her little-r...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Non-Fiction NYC

    The 48th edition of the venerable New York Film Festival kicked off last Friday evening, loosely inspiring this week's theme for indieWIRE's curation of Hulu's Documentaries page - no, not a selection of lyrical foreign language docs, but instead a series of films about or featuring New York City an...

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