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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Catching Up With Chaplin, 3-D, Hitchcock And More

    So many movie-buff discoveries, links, DVD releases and publications cross my desk that it’s not possible to keep up with them all, but I’d like to try catching up a bit. Let’s start with a Charlie Chaplin radio documentary. I don’t know how it escaped my notice for almost two years, but BBC radio i...

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    Producers Guild Doc Nominees Include Oscar Frontrunners 'Gatekeepers' & 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    The Producers Guild of America has nominated five documentaries in their Documentary Motion Picture category. The documentary field is large and competitive this year, so any spotlight will help Oscar voters make tough choices. Never have so many worthy docs been produced and released into the indie...

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    'Searching For Sugar Man,' 'Gatekeepers' Among Producers Guild Doc Award Nominees

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the Documentary Motion Picture nominees for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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    Did the AIDS Doc 'How to Survive a Plague' Force Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch to Have a Change of Heart About ACT UP?

    When David France was in the middle of production of his film "How to Survive a Plague" (Sundance '12 and an IFC Films/Sundance Selects release), which looks at the AIDS activist group ACT UP from its creation and most robust years through to challenges launched by the Treatment Action...

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    Indiewire @ Hulu: Giving Back & Making An Impact

    Indiewire @ Hulu: Giving Back & Making An Impact

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    Review: 'Beware Of Mr. Baker' Is A Rollicking, Dangerous & Ultimately Transcendent Ride With Cream Drummer Ginger Baker

    This year’s SXSW had a few strong themes running throughout its selections. In the documentary category, this was seen in the numerous films about '70s rock icons such as “Paul Williams: Still Alive,” “Marley,” the preview of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,&rd...

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    Sundance 2013: World Cinema Documentary Competition Program

    Here are the 12 documentaries in the World Cinema Documentary Competition Program:

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    Sundance 2013: U.S. Documentary Competition Program

    Here are the 16 world premieres in the U.S. Documentary Competition Program:

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    Docs to Watch in 2013: IDFA Showcases Next Year's Crop -- 'I Am Breathing,' 'Winter Nomads,' 'Propaganda' & More

    The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, or IDFA, piles a selection of the year’s docs into a window in mid-November--this year during its recently-wrapped 25th edition. The films are not all new, but enough of them are being seen for the first time that IDFA becomes a showcase for next yea...

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    Beyonce, Beastie Boys and Bed-Ins: 5 Musicians Who Made a Documentary As Self-Portrait

    February just got a lot busier for Beyoncé Knowles. Not only is the singer-actress-clothing designer booked as the halftime entertainment for Super Bowl XLVII Feb. 3, her feature-film directing debut is now scheduled to air on HBO two weeks later.

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