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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Beauty and the Beast 3D" Watch "Waking Sleeping Beauty"

    The main attraction in theaters this weekend is the 3D re-release of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." If you're hoping to introduce a new generation to the animated classic, by all means bring your kids. But if you're just a grown up wishing to revisit a childhood favorite, and...

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    Sundance and Slamdance 2012: Documentary Preview

    As I look back on my “Sundance Documentaries People Will Be Talking About” column from last January, I realize this is my equivalent to other bloggers’ annual “Most Anticipated Movies of [the Coming Year]” list. Partly because to preview the docs playing at Sundance is usually to preview the docs we...

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    Inside Michael Moore's Oscar Documentary Reforms and His War on HBO: Pros and Cons

    At the Cinema Eye Honors Wednesday night, which honored Steve James' "The Interrupters," among other docs not on this year's Oscar shortlist, Oscar-winners Michael Moore and Alex Gibney hotly debated the proposed new Academy rules. New Academy governor Moore is right to take on the Oscar documentary...

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    DGA's Best Documentary Director Nominees Include Steve James, Martin Scorsese and Richard Press

    The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, three days after the DGA revealed their nominees for narrative filmmaking.

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    Take That, Oscars! Academy-Snubbed "Interrupters" Wins Cinema Eye's Top Prize

    At last night's documentary community love fest that is the annual Cinema Eye Honors, Steve James' Oscar-snubbed "The Interrupters" took home the award for best feature film and best director. "The Interrupters" examines a group of Chicago citizens who organize to interve...

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    Bounce TV Presents MLK Day Premiere of "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective"

    Earlier today Bounce TV announced its broadcast premiere of acclaimed documentary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective this Monday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET in honor of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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    How Will the New Documentary Rules Affect Women Filmmakers?

    When I read the NY Times story earlier this week about the proposed changes for films to qualify for a documentary Academy Award nomination, I wondered how these new rules would affect films by and about women.

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    (UPDATED) Will Oscar Shaft Truly Indie Docs? They Already Have.

    It's hard to believe that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and its Oscar documentary branch are instilling a new rule that docs would have to receive a review in the New York or Los Angeles Times to be eligible, thereby excluding plenty of worthy indie nonfiction work. Part ...

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    10 Great Films Set in New Mexico - For the State's Centennial

    Happy belated birthday to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, which celebrated its 100th anniversary as a state this week. One century ago, on January 6, 1912, the New Mexico Territory was admitted to the union by Congress. And throughout its existence the state has been a major part of cinema and ...

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    Watch Now: Melvin Van Peebles' 1998 Doc "Classified X"- A History of African American Stereotypes in Cinema

    Melvin Van Peebles' 1998 documentary, Classified X, explores racist stereotypes of African Americans in the history of cinema, beginning with the silent film era.

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