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    Why 'Magic Mike’ Hunk Joe Manganiello Returned to the Male Strip Club With His Directorial Debut 'La Bare’

    Joe Manganiello can’t quit the stripper business. Two years after turning heads in Steven Soderbergh’s surprise male stripper smash "Magic Mike," the "True Blood" hunk is back with another film about men who disrobe to get by. No, not the highly anticipated sequel to "Magic Mike," but "La Bare," a d...

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    Oscar Nominated 'Dirty Wars' Glimpses Into Shadow World of U.S. Counterterrorism Via Tenacious Reporter

    Oscar nominated "Dirty Wars," the riveting documentary by journalist Jeremy Scahill and director Rick Rowley that probes the shadowy world of U.S. paramilitary operations, almost didn't get made. Or rather, it almost didn't become the film that premiered at Sundance in Januar 2013y to critical plau...

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Valerie Veatch

    "I was in Rome when the BBC ran a story about a young couple in Korea who were on trial and suffering from 'Internet Addiction.' At the time it struck me as a very poignant moment where the virtual world was impacting the real world. This project is an opportunity to have a dialogue around the socia...

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    Review: In Documentary 'Maidentrip,' Laura Dekker Looks for Paradise in a Sea that Never Ends

    Jillian Schlesinger's "Maidentrip" chronicles Dutch teen Laura Dekker's sail around the globe, a feat which would win her the title in 2012 of youngest person in history to make the voyage alone. Observant and unassuming, the documentary looks at the significance of Laura's trip not in terms of reco...

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    The Good and the Bad Among the 2014 Oscar Nominees

    2013 was an even-worse-than-usual year for non-acting women in Hollywood -- only 6% of the 250 top-grossing films were directed by female filmmakers and just 10% written by female screenwriters -- so it's no surprise to us that there's little to celebrate about this year's nominees.

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    Chicken & Egg Pictures: The Force Behind Women Directed Documentaries at Sundance and Beyond

    As the only nonprofit film fund devoted solely to supporting women documentary directors, Chicken & Egg Pictures plays an important role in the independent film world and their influence is felt at The Sundance Film Festival, where, this year, four of their documentary feature grantees will debut.

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    Netflix Partners with Weinsteins on New Original Series, Heads for Sundance with Docs in Mind (TRAILERS)

    Netflix not only partnered with the Weinstein Co. for their Golden Globe after party but on several new TV series as well. Ted Sarandos has always been close to the indie film community. In fact, he picked up Oscar doc contender "The Square" and plans to make it available for streaming on January 17...

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    'EXPOSED' by Beth B at MoMA and IFC Center

    After six years of hard work, Beth B and co-producer Sandra Schulberg are finally releasing their feature film, EXPOSED,which is currently showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, and will be showing at the Museum of Modern Art on March 3rd, and will have a theatrical run at the IFC C...

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    Sundance Curiosities: Here’s What This Year’s Sundance Movies Could Teach Us About Modern Technology

    Our annual Sundance Curiosities column takes a look at various movies and filmmakers from the upcoming Park City festival worthy of anticipation.

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    Sarah Polley, Lucy Walker, Jehane Noujaim are DGA Doc Nominees

    Jehane Noujaim's "The Square," Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell," and Lucy Walker's "The Crash Reel" are three among the five nonfiction films to receive a Best Documentary nod from the Directors Guild of America.

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