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    Growing Coalition Backing Filmmaker's Battle With Chevron

    Filmmaker Joe Berlinger will be back in court next month, defending himself against a move by Chevron to gain access to 600+ hours of footage he used to make "Crude: The Real Price of Oil," a documentary about the oil company that debuted at last year's Sundance Film Festival. The company is hoping ...

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    LAFF ‘10 | "A Small Act" Director Jennifer Arnold: "Be Prepared for Anything"

    Decades ago, Hilde Back, a gray-haired Holocaust survivor, began sending $15 a month from Sweden to Kenya to fund a child's primary school education. To her, that amount felt inconsequential but for Chris Mburu, it changed his life. When no other Kenyan family could afford to send their children to ...

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    Karen Cantor and Camilla Kjærulff on "The Danish Solution" (Watch It Now Free)

    When Hitler's arrival to Denmark was immanent, the Danish population got together to hide over 7,000 of their Jewish population. In Karen Cantor and Camilla Kjærulff's "The Danish Solution," the filmmakers tell a story of heroism and strength. Narrated by Garrison Keillor, the film is available to...

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    PBS Blog Names the Doc Industry's Most Powerful 10 (and Top 50)

    PBS Blog Names the Doc Industry's Most Powerful 10 (and Top 50)

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    Full Frame Winner "Enemies of the People" to be Released This Summer

    Full Frame Winner "Enemies of the People" to be Released This Summer

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    10 Things You Want To Know About Joan Rivers

    Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's documentary "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" has been very well received here at Sundance. The film presents a sharp, funny and often quite touching portrait of Rivers, who at age 75, still struggles with both her insecurities and her ability to find steady work. Though as enthusiastic as the audience was for the film at a screening yesterday, Rivers upstaged herself at the Q&A afterwards. Following a standing ovation, she spent nearly 20 minutes responding to a slew of compliments and questions, putting the audience in hysterics a good two dozen times. The entire Q&A is available here, but indieWIRE has also...

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    "Pelada" Director Ryan White Globe Trots in Soccer Doc

    This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. "Pelada" is now available on cable VOD, courtesy of FilmBuff.

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    REVIEW | Where the Comic Lies: Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work"

    With late night television dominating entertainment headlines this year in a less-than-flattering light, the time seems ripe to revisit the public's neglect of Joan Rivers. The 77-year-old comic's reputation sank from rising star to showbiz disaster over the course of a decade, mainly due to a shift in media perspective: The subversive broadcast performer became the disastrous face of plastic surgery. "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," the new documentary from directorial team Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, initially deals with that trajectory in visual terms. The comedienne first appears in unflattering close-up, getting mobbed with make-up, l...

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    Lorber Films to Release Two for Cinephiles

    The films "American Grindhouse" and "Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue," profiles of two film genres in America (exploitation and horror, respectively), will get a theatrical release in the U.S. and Canada through Lorber Films. The company plans to release "American Grindhouse" to more fests, thea...

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    Lorber Films Finds "Genius Within"

    U.S. theatrical, DVD, digital, and educational rights for Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont's music doc "Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould" have been acquired by Lorber Films. The film will open theatrically in September at New York's Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, with DVD and VOD distribution to...

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