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    Nine for IX: Swoopes Directed by Hannah Storm Premieres July 30

    Sheryl Swoopes is one of the greatest women's basketball players to have ever graced the court. Those early seasons after she had her son and she was playing on the Houston Comets when nobody paid attention to women's basketball were amazing.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Art-World Mystery Doc 'Tim's Vermeer,' Directed by Teller of Penn & Teller Fame

    Sony Pictures Classics has snapped up worldwide rights to documentary "Tim's Vermeer," directed by Teller of illusionist duo Penn & Teller. The film centers on Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor who sets out to solve one of the art world's great mysteries: How did 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Ver...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Penn & Teller's Art Doc 'Tim's Vermeer'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to the art documentary "Tim's Vermeer," directed by Teller, the famed magician of Penn & Teller fame. The film follows Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, as he attempts to solve how 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer managed to paint to ...

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    Women Directed Documentaries on HBO's Fall Line Up

    HBO announced their Fall 2013 documentary line up and it's ruled by women directed features.

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    New Trailer Watch: After Tiller Directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

    I saw After Tiller when it premiered at Sundance. It is a film that needs to be seen and is so relevant to our times and the continued assaults on women's reproductive freedom.

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    Exclusive: CNN Films Picks Up Aviation Disaster Doc 'Sole Survivor' for Early 2014 Broadcast

    CNN Films has announced today that it is acquiring Ky Dickens' film "Sole Survivor," about the only survivors of commercial aviation disasters. The film, previously a Project of the Month on Indiewire, will debut early next year on the network. It heads to the Traverse City Film Festival for its w...

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    BYOD: Filmmaker Discusses Portraying Guatemala's Political Climate in 'I Will Be Murdered'

    In the latest installment of the Bring Your Own Documentary (BYOD) interview series sees host/documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner interviews Justin Webster, director of the documentary "I Will Be Murdered." In the doc, Webster examines Rodrigo Rosenberg, the Guatemalan lawyer who predicted his own demise at the hands of the Mexican government, with his subsequent murder causing a national uproar. In the interview with BYOD, Webster discusses walking the fine line between informing the audience of the political situation that ultimately played a part in Rosenberg's death without getting bogged down in explicating the many factors and issues pla...

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    Watch: Powerful Trailer For Sundance's Acclaimed Third-Trimester Abortion Doc 'After Tiller'

    After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival back in January and being picked up for distribution shortly after, a full-on and official trailer for the documentary "After Tiller" has just hit the web.

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    HBO Sets Its Fall Doc Slate, Including Whoopi Goldberg's Moms Mabley Film, Alec Baldwin and James Toback's 'Seduced and Abandoned'

    ESPN isn't the only network announcing its fall doc lineup -- HBO announced its own new set of nonfiction films set to air in the upcoming months today, among them the Alec Baldwin and James Toback Cannes feature "Seduced and Abandoned," Whoopi Goldberg's directorial debut on Moms Mabley" and the Da...

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Winners of the 2013 SFFS Documentary Film Fund

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced the three winners of its 2013 SFFS Documentary Film Fund, totaling $100,000 in awards, which support feature-length documentaries in post-production. Winners below.

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