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    Nat Geo to Take "Benda Bilili!" on Tour

    The music doc "Benda Bilili!" by French directors Florent de la Tullaye and Renaud Barret will be distributed in the U.S. in fall 2011 by National Geographic Cinematic Ventures. The film follows a band from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Staff Benda Bilili (translation: "Look Beyond"), made up ...

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    True/False 2011: The Eight Documentaries You Must See

    Columbia, Missouri's increasingly popular documentary film festival, True/False, wrapped up its 2011 edition March 6 with a screening of Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald's "Life in a Day," which premiered in January simultaneously at Sundance and on YouTube. Following the screening, gu...

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    REVIEW | Claude Lanzmann Revisits Jan Karski in "The Karski Report"

    A single interview unfolding more or less in real time, "The Karski Report," a 49-minute cinematic essay cribbed from the cutting room floor of Claude Lanzmann's sprawling 1985 documentary "Shoah," imbues one monologue with tremendous historical weight. Having previously aired on French television, ...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Oscars Flashback, Part Two

    The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be announced this Sunday night, where we'll find out if "Exit Through the Gift Shop," "Gasland," "Inside Job," "Restrepo," or "Waste Land" will claim the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. Before that happens, we've put together a second group of past nominees and wi...

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    Music Box Acquires Sundance's "Bobby Fischer"

    Music Box Films has acquired Liz Garbus's "Bobby Fischer Against The World," which screened in Sundance's new Documentary Premieres section last month. The HBO Documentary Films & LM Media Production will premiere on HBO, followed by a theatrical release by Music Box. Music Box acquired all US Thea...

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    True/False Announces Initial Slate For 2011

    The eighth annual True/False Film Fest is set to run March 3-6, 2011 in college town Columbia, MO, and the festival has announced its initial slate of programming. Headed by David Wilson and Paul Sturtz, True/False has consistently drawn rave reviews from filmmakers, industry, and audiences alike ...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Oscars Flashback, Part One

    With the 83rd Annual Academy Awards coming later this month, we decided to take a two-part look back at some past nominees and winners in the Best Documentary Feature category for indieWIRE's curation of Hulu's Documentaries page. As a special bonus, this week's edition also features free access to ...

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    Toolkit Case Study: How to Sell a Soccer Movie in America

    "We got so many 'No's from the industry immediately after saying the word 'soccer,'" said "Pelada" co-director and producer Ryan White. "I can't tell you how many times I've heard the sentence, 'Americans aren't into soccer, thanks anyway...

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    OWN Buys Another Sundance Title for the Doc Club

    Oprah Winfrey Network has added another member to its Documentary Film Club with Yoav Potash's "Crime After Crime," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition.

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    HBO Wants To Turn Sundance's "Knuckle" Into A TV Series

    HBO is closing a deal for remake rights to "Knuckle," an entry in the World Cinema Documentary Competition, with the intent of turning the project into a series.

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