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    Doc NYC Review | Strangely Alluring Over "Kati with an I"

    In "Kati with an I," documentarian Robert Greene ("Owning the Weather") turns his camera on his teenage half-sister on the brink of her high school graduation. That backdrop offers nothing new, but Greene's patient, understated portrait renders a universal rite of passag...

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    "Pink Saris" Tops Sheffield Doc/Fest's 2010 Awards

    Here in Sheffield last night, the 2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest award winners were announced at the city's Lyceum Theater. As was previous announced, the fest honored Kim Longinotto with the Inspiration Award, an award given to an industry figure that has done immense positive work for the documentary in...

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    First Run Has "Orgasm"

    First Run Features has annonced that it has acquired North American theatrical, television, home video and internet rights to "Orgasm, Inc.," Liz Canner's documentary that explores the strange science of female pleasure, and in the process reveals the often warped mentality of our pharmaceutical and...

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    At Sheffield, Filmmakers Roller Skate While Showing the Power of Docs

    "It's been years since I've last been on these. I thought it was something you don't forget how to do, but you do," the political documentarian Anand Patwardhan bantered as he returned his roller skates to the counter. Sheffield Doc/Fest may be the only one of the fifty film festival's profiled i...

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    "Last Train Home" Leads 4th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Doc Awards

    Lixin Fan's "Last Train Home" led the nominations for the 2011 Cinema Eye Honors, which were announced today at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK by filmmakers Havana Marking ("Afghan Star"), Kim Longinotto ("Pink Saris") and Cinema Eye Co-chair AJ Schnack ("Convention"). Recognizing excellence in ar...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Election Edition

    Like indieWIRE's parent company, SnagFilms, who have been showcasing documentaries tied into Tuesday's important midterm election in their Midterm Madness series, our curated Hulu Documentaries this week are also tied into the election. This week's selections take a look back at various elections, o...

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    Zeitgeist Acquires "Bill Cunningham, New York"

    Zeitgeist Films has just acquired Richard Press' doc "Bill Cunningham, New York," which was opening night film of this year's New Directors/New Films. Produced by Philip Gefter, the film depicts Cunningham, the 80 year old New York Times photographer and unlikely man-about-town who is obsessively i...

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    Arthouse Films Takes Fiennes' Doc "Grass Will Grow" For USA

    Arthouse Films and New Video have announced that they have acquired all US rights to Sophie Fiennes' feature length documentary film "Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow." Focusing about German artist Anselm Kiefer, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

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    Banksy, "Waste Land" Among IDA Documentary Award Nominees

    The International Documentary Association has announced the nominees for the 2010 IDA Documentary Awards today, with Banksy's "Exit Through The Gift Shop," Laura Poitras' "The Oath," Joonas Berghaell and Mika Hotakainen's "Steam of Life," Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor's 'Sweetgrass," and ...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Halloween Edition

    Like last week's selections, our curated Hulu Documentaries this week are also inspired by Halloween - some more loosely, others directly related to the holiday and the dark figures it celebrates. This group of films features both more recent productions as well as some classics, and takes as their ...

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