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    Review: 'Scenes Of A Crime' Is A Riveting True-Crime Documentary Worthy Of Errol Morris

    We often forget that film can help elicit change -- maybe it's our general apathy or maybe we've been conditioned to turn away at whatever new "issues" doc is at our door, that often speak directly to the choir. But let's not forget "Super Size Me" helped kick the fast food chain's extra large size ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: TOKYOPOP's Stu Levy Talks Disaster Doc 'Pray for Japan'

    When filmmaker Stu Levy flew from Los Angeles to Tokyo on March 9, 2011, he had no idea that he would return with close-up footage of one of the worst natural disasters in living memory.

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    EXCLUSIVE Tribeca Trailer: Doc 'Wagner's Dream' Showcases Challenging New Production of 'Ring' Cycle

    Susan Froemke's "Wagner's Dream" follows the Metropolitan Opera's unprecedented, four-year challenge of a lavish new production of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring Cycle. The classical music doc will have its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25.

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    EXCLUSIVE: How 'Talhotblond' Went from Sexy Doc to Courteney Cox's TV Movie Directing Debut

    What do Courteney Cox, an online love triangle and Lifetime movies have in common? "Talhotblond" -- a Lifetime movie about an online love triangle directed by Courteney Cox, making her TV movie debut.

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    Preview PBS Doc "When the Drum is Beating," Exploring 6 Decades of Haitian History Through Music

    When the Drum is Beating tells the story of six decades of Haitian history seen through the lens of Septentrional - a 20-piece band whose fusion of Cuban big band and Hatian voodoo beats continued through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups...

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    See Trailer for "Triggering Wounds" Gun Violence Documentary, Produced by Harlem Teens

    A group of students in The Maysles Institute Teen Producers After School Program has come together to find solutions to gun violence in Harlem - by using their skills in media.

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    SFIFF '12 Preview: Poor Family Struggles While Country Hosts World Cup in Doc "Meanwhile in Mamelodi"

    The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival unveiled its lineup earlier today to reveal the following films profiled in S&A: 2011 SXSW Jury Award winner Gimme The Loot, the French comedy The Untouchables, The Double Steps (which I reviewed HERE), the Sheldon Candis drama LUV, the Fre...

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    Ryan Gosling Narrates Trailer for '#ReGeneration' - Our Generation is Apathetic, In Crisis, Not OK (Video)

    With Ryan Gosling's name attached, "#ReGeneration" will reach farther than most documentaries. One of several of the film's producers, Gosling narrates the Phillip Montgomery documentary about disaffected youth and political apathy and how it has contributed to the Occupy Wall Stre...

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    New Contest from iThentic- Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest

    Open call for the new online short film contest, Water: Take 1 has been opened by iThentic and Ventura Water located in Ventura, California, Limoneira’s Limco Del Mar, and Patagonia. This is an exciting and vital initiative that highlights our relationship with water and promotes upcoming water awa...

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    'Bully' Premieres in Los Angeles, Q & A with Director Lee Hirsch & Film's Families (Video)

    After The Weinstein Co. lost its battle with the MPAA to reduce the film's R rating to PG-13, the distributor opted to open Lee Hirsch's "Bully" unrated on March 30. Following Monday's premiere, Hirsch was joined by parents and children featured in the film for a Q & A (check out the video below).

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