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    Sundance Doc 'Citizen Koch' Reappears, Tweaked and Funded

    In ancient times, being a “citizen” is what differentiated one from being a slave. In Sundance doc "Citizen Koch," what Tia Lessin and Carl Deal see looming on the horizon is a world of one-percenter citizens, and the rest of us.

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    The International Documentary Association Nominations For the IDA Documentary Awards Help Winnow a Burgeoning Oscar Field

    The International Documentary Association nominations for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards have landed.

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    'Act of Killing,' 'Stories We Tell' and 'Let The Fire Burn' Among 2013 IDA Award Nominees

    The International Documentary Association’s IDA Awards have announced the nominations for their 2013 awards.

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    Watch: Michel Gondry Animates Words of Noam Chomsky in 'Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?' Trailer

    Ahead of its world premiere as the closing night selection of DOC NYC on November 21st, Sundance Selects has released the trailer for Michel Gondry's largely animated documentary "Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?"

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    How to Fund a Documentary: Eight Takeaways from the Film Independent Forum

    Geared to giving up-and-coming indie filmmakers the tools they need to get their films made and seen, this weekend's Film Independent Forum provided many practical, business-minded takeaways. All the conversations at the documentary panels led back to the vital but soul-crushing topic of financing....

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    Valentine Road: An Examination of Accountability, Awareness and Compassion

    The documentary Valentine Road – depicting the aftermath surrounding the shooting of young Oxnard, California high school student Larry King – had been winning accolades and gaining support even before the movie premiered at Sundance last January and began airing on HBO this month.

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    Watch: EXCLUSIVE Trailer for Doc 'Maidentrip,' Following Teen Laura Dekker's Record Breaking Sail Around the World

    Jillian Schlesinger's documentary "Maidentrip," which follows Dutch 14-year-old Laura Dekker's seabound excursion to become the youngest person to sail around the globe solo, has been snapped up for US distribution by First Run Features. Check out the film's first trailer below, exclusively on TOH!

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    In Memory of Lou Reed, Watch His Short Film 'Red Shirley'

    The music world lost a legend today with the death of Lou Reed. But the film world is mourning as well. Reed provided music for the soundtracks to many television shows and films, including "Trainspotting," "Natural Born Killers" and many more.

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    In the Works: Robert Zemeckis to Direct 'Marwencol,' Based on Terrific 2010 Documentary (TRAILER)

    Fascinating news today from director Robert Zemeckis. He's on board to helm a new drama based on Jeff Malmberg's stunning 2010 documentary "Marwencol." The doc is centered on one Mark Hogancamp, who dealt with the trauma of being beaten up by a group of teenagers -- and his complete memory loss, as ...

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    'I Am Divine' Director Jeffrey Schwarz On The Legend Of His Muse

    Before the video revolution of the 1980s, it was damn near impossible for a suburban kid like myself to see the kinds of movies I read about in Danny Peary’s Cult Movies book. One of the titles Peary wrote about was "Pink Flamingos," a movie so demented, depraved and disgusting I became obsessed wit...

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