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    Why the Antidote to Oscar Season Is a Pair of Documentary Festivals In The Netherlands And Denmark

    IDFA offers an ideal window into the expansive possibilities of the documentary form, but it's not alone.

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    Documentary Nominations Roundup: Which Films Are Leading the Pack?

    Heading into the critics group voting next week, what are the documentaries leading the pack in terms of nominations? We assess based on nominations from the Indie Spirits, the IDA, the Cinema Eye Honors, the Gothams and the PGA.

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    Indie Spirit Nominated 'After Tiller' Is an Observant, Even-Handed Portrait of the Country's Remaining Third-Trimester Abortion Doctors

    Debut directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have accomplished a tricky thing with “After Tiller,” their documentary on the few openly practicing doctors of third-trimester abortions in the US, which recently scored an Indie Spirit nomination for Best Documentary. They cut out the white noise, and f...

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    Are Graphics and Animation Revolutionizing Documentaries?

    Documentary filmmakers are experimenting with animation and graphics and using them not only to fill in gaps in the story and convey information, but also as an aesthetic choice.

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    Bettie Page Reveals All

    Mark Mori has created a film that, at one time, would have been deemed impossible: a thorough, even-handed chronicle of the pin-up queen’s life...

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    The Punk Singer Director Sini Anderson: "It's Not Hard to be Drawn to Kathleen Hanna's Story"

    An in-depth interview with documentary filmmaker Sini Anderson, whose latest film, The Punk Singer, about Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, opens on November 29.

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    A Teen Helps Syrian Rebels From the U.S., But Can She Carry A Movie? '#chicagoGirl' Attempts It

    The role of social media in fueling the Arab Spring has been a crucial aspect of its progress, so it was only a matter of time before somebody made a documentary about it.

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    Producers Guild Announces Doc Feature Nominees

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the Documentary Motion Picture nominees for the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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    After Years in Shadow, Oscar Winner '20 Feet From Stardom' Lets Backup Singers Take Center Stage (UPDATED)

    It was a big task for a little documentary to go up against the likes of "Man of Steel," "Monsters University" and "World War Z." In a way, though, it's a fitting role for Morgan Neville's film. Those big popcorn flicks can hold up a mirror to our lives, but "20 Feet from Stardom" goes deeper. By ...

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