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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Stunning Documentary 'Manakamana' Is the Must-See Cinematic Experience of the Year

    The camera-wielding researchers at Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, an eccentric team responsible for experimental documentaries like last year's groundbreaking fishing-boat portrait "Leviathan" and the shepherd-focused "Sweetgrass," typically refuse to identify as "filmmakers" in the traditional ...

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    Time Launches Digital Documentary Unit Red Border Films, Plans To Produce At Least One Short Doc Per Month

    Time announced today the launch of Red Border Films, a new documentary film unit to be hosted on an interactive digital site on Time.com. Red Border Films will feature original films by award-winning filmmakers along with many Time journalists and photojournalists, and will produce at least one shor...

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    Zachary Heinzerling on the Challenges of Documenting an 'Incredibly Complicated Relationship' in 'Cutie and the Boxer'

    Zachary Heinzerling came to this year's Sundance Film Festival as a newbie filmmaker with his debut "Cutie and the Boxer." He left Park City as a doc filmmaker to reckon with after landing distribution with RADiUS-TWC and the festival's Documentary Directing Award. The intimate and artful doc profil...

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    Watch: Mesmerizing Trailer for 'Visitors,' Godfrey Reggio's First Film in Over a Decade

    With a Steven Soderbergh production credit, "Visitors" will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month with a live score by members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. This marks the first film in over a decade from director Godfrey Reggio, whose cult-status "Qatsi" trilogy captur...

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    Watch: Death-Defying Dirt Bike Feats on Display in the Dazzling Trailer for '12 O'Clock Boys'

    Following its premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, after which it was promptly picked up by Oscilloscope Laboratories, "12 O'Clock Boys" now has an official trailer that's just been released in preparation for the documentary's theatrical debut next year. And if the dazzling preview is anything ...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: How Joaquim Pinto's 'What Now? Remind Me' Turns a Three Hour Portrait of Living With AIDS Into Cinematic Art

    The first image of "What Now? Remind Me," Portuguese film industry veteran Joaquim Pinto's 164-minute portrait of his one-year experience taking experimental medication for AIDS and Hepititus-C, sets the tone perfectly: In a lush extreme close-up, a grey slug oozes across the screen, its pores magni...

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    Watch: Here's Werner Herzog's New 35-Minute Doc on the Dangers of Texting While Driving

    The ever prolific Werner Herzog is back with the wrenching 35-minute documentary "From One Second to the Next," which you can view in its entirety on YouTube. The film expands on a series of short videos Herzog directed for a public awareness campaign in an effort to curb the practice of texting whi...

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    The Hillary Clinton TV Panic - Part One

    It's summer and everyone is sick of talking about Anthony Weiner and his sexting, so now there is another controversy to discuss -- the impending Hillary Clinton media TV projects on both CNN and NBC.

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    Errol Morris's Rumsfeld Doc Is Popular on the Fall Festival Circuit, But May Not Play the New York Film Festival

    Already one of the fall’s more eagerly anticipated films, “The Unknown Known” – Errol Morris’s take on the beloved Donald Rumsfeld, the very idea of which makes our toes curl -- seems poised to be the biggest doc of the season. Word is that the film has not only been invited to the Telluride and Tor...

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    Trailer Watch: Buzzy SXSW Doc '12 O'Clock Boys' Rides with Baltimore's Infamous Dirtbike Gang

    In anticipation of the Sundance NEXT Weekend Festival, which arrives, well, this weekend in Los Angeles, Oscilloscope has released the trailer for "12 O'Clock Boys," Lofty Nathan's documentary on Baltimore's infamous urban dirtbike gang, and the young outsider who strives to join its rowdy ranks. Wa...

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