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    Sarah Palin Gets Another Doc, This One Courtesy of Nick Broomfield

    Is there room for two Sarah Palin documentaries this year? On the one end there's the Palin-sanctioned feature, "The Undefeated," crafted to boost her pre-presidential campaign (the film world premieres tomorrow in Pella, Iowa with Palin in attendance). On the other? A decidedly different take on th...

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    "Donor Unknown" and "Mr. Happy Man" Are Tops with Silverdocs Audiences

    After the dust settled at last week's Silverdocs documentary film festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, the votes were tabulated and it was announced that Jerry Rothwell's "Donor Unknown" and Matt Morris's "Mr. Happy Man" took home the audience awards for Best Feature and Best Short, respectively. "...

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    "Our School" and "Family Instinct" Lead Silverdocs Award Winners

    Mona Nicoara & Miruna Coco-Cozma's "Our School," which follows the integration over four years of rural Roma students into the Romanian public school system, took home the Best US Feature prize at this year's Silverdocs. The winner in the Sterling World Feature Competition was Andris Gauja's "Family Instinct," which takes an intimate look into the lives of a Latvian family whose patriarch and matriarch are also brother and sister. Margaret Brown's in-production "The Great Invisible" (about the oil industry and the gulf crisis) and Ian Cheney's "Bluespace" about urban waterways each received $25,000 from the inaugural Whole Foods Market and ...

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    $$ for Outreach: Silverdocs Conference Awards Tribeca Transmedia Funds

    While most of the focus here at Silverdocs is on the film programming, the conference component of the festival is targeting a new initiative of fostering mid-career and beginning filmmakers. Based on anecdotal evidence coming from several filmmakers who took part in the panels and workshops he...

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    Al Franken & Silverdocs Honor Legendary Documentarians DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

    Yesterday here at the Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival, hundreds gathered in the large theater at the AFI Silver for the Guggenheim Symposium to honor the careers of DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, the cinema verite filmmakers behind such classics as "The Energy War" (which took viewers into Ca...

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    movie review: BUCK

    Some years ago, Robert Redford made an excellent movie called The Horse Whisperer, based on Nicholas Evans’ novel. It turns out that a horseman named

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: LGBT Pride Edition

    June is LGBT pride month - celebrations have been taking place around the US all month, with major festivities this weekend in SF and NYC. As our own show of support, the latest indieWIRE at Hulu Docs - iW's regular curation of Hulu's Documentaries page - highlights a number of fantastic and diverse...

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    Watch "Fagbug" Support the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

    SnagFilms will donate $1 to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network for every “Like” and “Tweet”on this page.

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    movie review: Page One: Inside The New York Times

    If you’re expecting a prosaic documentary spotlighting a group of editors in ties sitting around a conference table, debating what’s worth putting on the front page of the country’s leading newspaper, you’re in for a surprise. Andrew Rossi’s vibrant film hones in on ...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Documentary Based on "The Idiot," "Soft in the Head"

    Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it's going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day.

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