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    IFC Acquires Yves Saint Laurent Documentary

    IFC Films has announced that the company is acquiring the U.S. rights to Pierre Thorentton's French documentary "Yves Saint Laurent: L'Amour Fou." Produced by Kristina Larsen of Le Films du Lendemain and Hugues Charbonneau of Les Films de Pierre, the film took home the Fipresci International Critic...

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    Dispatch from Amsterdam | Eight New Docs To Watch from IDFA

    As non-fiction filmgoers and industry representatives continue to sample the nearly 300 documentaries the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has on offer at this year's edition (which runs through November 28), indieWIRE continues its coverage with eight new noteworthy titles (...

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    Dispatch from Amsterdam | Madoff, Tito & the Ghost of Little Edie Mark IDFA Debuts

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has long styled itself the world's biggest documentary film festival. Each year, a number of world premieres here will make their way to Sundance in January (in international competitions) and beyond. At the same time, IDFA faces some Euro...

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    Academy Announces Characteristically Controversial Documentary Feature Shortlist

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have named 15 films that made the short-list in the Documentary Feature category for the 83rd Academy Awards, whittling the number down from a record 101 that had originally qualified (89 qualified last year).

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    Education Doc "The Lottery" Partners WIth "New York Needs You"

    Education documentary "The Lottery" has partnered with New York Needs You for the Donation Challenge to raise funds for career development for first-generation college students. New York Needs You is a mentoring program that closes the opportunity gap through an intensive career development and lead...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Environmental Spotlight

    This week, indieWIRE's curation of the Hulu Documentaries page puts the spotlight on a handful of films on the environment, with a special focus on fossil fuels. Coincidentally, this ties in with America Recycles Day, which took place this Monday.

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    A Danish "Grey Gardens"? Eva Mulvad On Her "Good Life"

    The Danish have been making a significant mark in the world of international documentaries these past few years. Despite a population of just over five million people, their output has been astounding, with Anders Østergaard's "Burma VJ," Janus Metz Pedersen's "Armadillo," Mads Brügger's "The Red C...

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    DOC NYC Review | Grandpa's Legacy: "Discoveries of a Marionette"

    Family history, rendered in documentary form, usually has more appeal for the family than anyone else. "Discoveries of a Marionette" provides an alternative approach. Norwegian director Bjarte Morner Tveit appears to learn things about his grandfather's adventurous backstory at the same time that we do, resulting in a refreshingly unconventional portrait of generational inquiry. Rather than making himself the star of the show, Tveit presents his grandfather's history through the research materials provided for him, and ponders their larger significance. His grandfather, Alf, was a Norwegian resistance fighter in World War II, and sailed aroun...

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    "Apocalypse" and "Donor" World Premieres Shine at High-Spirited 2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Though the Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced that it will be moving its dates to June next year due to the crowded slate of European doc fests in the fall, the fest's last November installment still had a lot going for it. Just wrapping up yesterday, the fest boasted a series of world premieres and a healthy dose of mentoring and pitching. The festival, which has rapidly grown from being primarily an industry networking event with a film festival has grown into an incredibly important event for projects-in-development to get funding and resources, a localized point for industry networking and mentoring, and a chance for industry professional...

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    Doc NYC Review | Strangely Alluring Over "Kati with an I"

    In "Kati with an I," documentarian Robert Greene ("Owning the Weather") turns his camera on his teenage half-sister on the brink of her high school graduation. That backdrop offers nothing new, but Greene's patient, understated portrait renders a universal rite of passag...

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