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    iW NEWS | Lynn Hershman Leeson's "Strange Culture" Set for NYC Theatrical Debut

    After a special Museum of Modern Art screening in New York City on October 1, Lynn Hershman Leeson's "Strange Culture" will be released theatrically by L5 Productions with a two-week run at Cinema Village in downtown New York City, October 5th - 14th. The provocative doc explores the true story of artist and college professor Steve Kurtz whose tools and supplies were impounded after his wife suddenly died of heart failure. In an era of hyper-sensitivity and increasing clamp downs on artistic expression, suspicion was cast upon Kurtz as he prepared to present (at MASS MoCA), a project exploring genetically modified food. A founding member of t...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "No End in Sight" Director Charles Ferguson

    Charles Ferguson's "No End in Sight" is another in a long line of important Iraq documentaries. But the film's precision, what the New York Times calls a "mathematical" indictment of the current administration, is what separates it as a closely observed, investigative piece. Ferguson answered some...

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    iW DOC COLUMN | To Oscar or Not to Oscar, Looking Ahead to DocuWeek

    Academy Award. The Oscar. A golden knight holding a broad sword, perched on a reel of film with five spokes that signify the original branches of the Academy: actors, writers, directors, producers and technicians; no wings to represent the soaring of art, or perhaps abstract sculpture to represent t...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "The Devil Came on Horseback" Co-director Annie Sundberg

    Directors Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern's "The Devil Came on Horseback" exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness and who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it. Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, the doc takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of its black African citizens. The Sundance '07 premiere received a slew of festival wins at Full Frame, Nantucket, Seattle and Silverdocs. The ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "The Camden 28" Director Anthony Giacchino

    Director Anthony Giacchino's doc "The Camden 28" explores how and why 28 individuals intentionally placed themselves at risk of arrest and imprisonment while protesting the war in Vietnam. Featuring a bounty of archival materials and current interviews with former FBI agents involved in the case and...

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    iW NEWS | Balcony Bringing "Kurt Cobain About A Son" to U.S. Theaters

    Balcony Releasing has announced the theatrical release of A.J. Schnack's "Kurt Cobain About A Son," debuting at the IFC Center in Manhattan on October 3rd and opening two days later at The Nuart in Los Angeles. The Sidetrack Films production, which will then open at The Varsity in Seattle on October 12, debuted last year at the Toronto International Film Festival (where indieWIRE first reported on the film). Additional cities are still to be announced, according to Balcony's Greg Kendall. "Kurt Cobain About a Son" recounts the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, in his own words. The portrait features audio interviews Cobain conducted with ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox" Director Sara Lamm

    Whoever thinks enlightened can't be found on a soap label hasn't looked closely at that text-heavy blue bottle in the Trader Joe's aisle. From afar Dr. Bronner's unadorned, institutional-like bottles look as if they're covered with warnings (one of the big ones: DILUTE!). Rather, they are packed with mind-twisting moral teachings. Even looking for some instructions gives you a healthy dose: "Enjoy body rub to stimulate body-mind-soul-spirit and teach the essene moral ABC uniting all free in the shepherd astronomer Israel's greatest all-one-god-faith!" Sara Lamm's documentary about Dr. Emanuel Bronner, master soapmaker, self-proclaimed ra...

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    iW NEWS | Lionsgate Gets Untitled Larry Charles/Bill Maher Doc

    Lionsgate has announced its acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to "Borat" director Larry Charles' untitled documentary about world religion. Produced by Jonah Smith and Palmer West of Thousand Words, the film features Bill Maher in a humorous (and likely controversial) exploration of the world's major religious institutions. The company is planning a Spring '08 release. IM Global, which is handling international sales, screened selections from the film during private showings at their Cannes Market suite in May. The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by theatrical president Tom Ortenberg, acquisitions VP Eda Kowan and EVP Wendy Jaffe with...

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    iW DOC COLUMN | Hybrid Films Take Center Stage

    "Bye bye, Africa" are the words spoken by Mahamat Saleh Haroun as he leaves his native Chad for life as an ex-pat in Europe in the film of the same name which screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of Flaherty at MoMa program running from June 22 - 30. Haroun stars in his film and thoug...

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    iW NEWS | Participant Backing Live Earth Doc

    Brian Hill's Century Films and Katie Bailiff will produce a feature-length documentary from Participant Productions inspired by the upcoming Live Earth concert event taking place July 7, 2007. Backed by producer Kevin Wall and Al Gore, the Live Earth concert will take place at venues around the world this Saturday. "Jeff Skoll and Participant always believed in the message of 'An Inconvenient Truth', long before it was fashionable to do so," said Gore in a statement, referencing his Oscar-winning doc that was produced by Participant. "I'm thrilled to be working with them again in this new effort to focus attention on climate crisis." Clarify...

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