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    Alive Mind Finds "Theater of War"

    Richard Lorber’s documentary label Alive Mind has acquired the U.S. theatrical, public performance and home video rights to John Walter's "Theater of War." The film captures Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline finding their characters in her work as Mother Courage in Tony Kushner’s adaptation of the Bertol...

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    Non-fiction Crack: True/False Feeds Doc Junkies and Casual Users a Tasty Roster

    "I think I'm having withdrawls," said one True/False Film Festival volunteer Monday morning at a hotel where many non-Columbia, MO guests stayed. "So much sensory stimulation and now it's time for the come down..." And how! Though many of the contingent of New York guests did have one extra night in...

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    Tons o' Directors, Docs, Some Fun and a March March at this Weekend's True/False

    With a guest list that ranging from industry insiders to a who's who of documentary filmmakers, the True/False Film Festival has an enviable event for a relatively "small" festival in the Midwest. Though "small" is relative, with the size of the fest's enthusiastic audiences turning out for a cross ...

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    Curating a Gem of a Fest: True/False Reflects on First Six Years

    Quickly becoming a favorite among the U.S. and even international documentary community, the True/False Film Festival, gets underway tonight here in Columbia, MO with a slate of just over 40 titles screening through the weekend. And becoming a destination for both filmmakers and industry is quite a ...

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    Oscilloscope Gets "The Garden"

    Scott Hamilton Kennedy's "The Garden," nominated for an Oscar for best documentary this year, has been acquired for North American distibution by Oscilloscope, Adam Yauch's film company. Set for a theatrical release this Spring, the film will hit DVD this summer.

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    IDA's Schmidt: "Documentaries, boring? I think not"

    Relating quote from a recent New York Times article in which a filmmaker quipped that a "dirty little secret" was that documentaries are "boring," International Documentary Association president Eddie Schmidt launched a broadside counter-attack Wednesday night at an event hosted at the Association o...

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    Oscar '09: "The Betrayal"'s Ellen Kuras

    It's a soggy afternoon in late October and Ellen Kuras would love to just curl up in bed and get over the wicked flu bug she has, but there's just too much to do - including a lengthy phone interview for this piece. However, multitasking has become second nature to Kuras, in fact, she's made a caree...

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    Dozens set for Upcoming True/False Fest

    Considered a gem among frequenters of doc festivals, the True/False Film Festival has unveiled its line up for its event taking place in Columbia, Missouri. Among the forty-plus feature docs are a selection of films that have had their recent debuts on the festival circuit, including IDFA and Sundan...

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    BRITDOC and Sundance to Take "Good Pitch" to Three Fests

    The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) are partnering on taking "the Good Pitch" on the road to to Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival in Washington D.C. and IFP's Independent Film Week in New York C...

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