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    Few Women-Directed Films to Premiere at Sundance

    A disappointingly few number of women-directed narrative and nonfiction features will debut at Sundance.

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    Netflix Picks Up Sundance-Bound Romney Doc 'Mitt' to Debut in January After Fest Premiere

    Greg Whiteley's documentary about former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney "Mitt" was just announced as part of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival premieres slate. And with that announcement comes another piece of good news for the film -- it's the latest to be added to Netflix's slate of original doc...

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    Sundance 2014: Buzzy Premieres Lean Toward Comedy, Documentary All-Stars Unveiled, Redford Books Failure Workshop

    The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled the films selected to screen in its out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections. This is where the better-known directors and stars show up for red carpet walks in front of the Eccles Theater, and where much of the acquisition heat will be ...

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    Sundance 2014 Reveals Premieres Lineup; New Films by Lynn Shelton, Ira Sachs and Alex Gibney Make Cut

    Last week saw the Sundance Institute reveal a slew of films playing at next year's event including the competition titles and Park City at Midnight entries. Today the Institute unveiled the anticipated Premieres lineup.

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    Heart is the Latest Band to Cancel SeaWorld Show Over 'Blackfish'

    Heart has cancelled an upcoming show at SeaWorld after seeing "Blackfish," the powerful documentary which raised concerns about the humaneness and safety of keeping killer whales captive.

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    Awards Roundup: Europe, Boston, LA, NY Online, British Indies, and IDAs

    The first major award weekend yielded honors for directors Susanne Bier (Love is All You Need), Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda), Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell), Jehane Noujaim (The Square). Recognition also went to screenwriters Nicole Holofcener (who wrote and helmed Enough Said) and co-writer Jul...

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    'Magic Mike' Star's Male Stripper Doc Amongst New Titles Announced for Slamdance's 20th Annual Festival

    The Slamdance Film Festival today announced its Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programs for the 20th Festival season including details about the premiere of the DIY documentary, which follows the historical development of the Do- It-Yourself indie film movement.

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    IDA Documentary Awards Honor 'The Square,' 'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and More

    The International Documentary Association unveiled their 2013 IDA Documentary Award winners at a ceremony Friday evening in Los Angeles. Top honors went to Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian revolution doc "The Square" for Best Feature, set to premiere on Netflix in January and currently sitting on the 2014 ...

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    Preview: Seven Documentary Tropes at Sundance 2014

    The docs are announced for Sundance 2014. In a world where newspapers vanish by the day, the subjects that they take on bear watching.

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