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    Fall Release Planned for "Dixie Chicks" Doc As Weinsteins Close Worldwide Deal

    Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been acquired by The Weinstein Company, in a worldwide rights deal announced Monday ahead of the doc's upcoming debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film follows the female country music trio's ollercoaster thr...

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    From Missouri to Manhattan: True/False Goes New York

    As part of the IFC Center's series of special events, the True/False Film Festival will screen sneak previews of three recent fest favorites on August 21st and 22nd in New York City. The selections include Mike Akel's "Chalk", Mats Bigert and Lars Bergstrom's "The Last Supper", and Marc Isaacs' "So...

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    T/F NYC

    The True/False Film Festival is heading to New York City for two days of screenings, discussions and parties at the IFC Center in Manhattan. The fest will present screenings of Mike Akel's "Chalk" (Mon. Aug 21 at 7 p.m.) and Marc Isaacs' "Someday My Prince Will Come" with Mats Bigert's "The Last Sup...

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    Will "Jesus Camp" Play in Traverse City?

    Organizers at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival will show "Jesus Camp" this weekend, against the wishes of the filmmakers and distributor Magnolia Pictures, according to the Washington Post. The fest had a committment for the film prior to Magnolia acquiring the movie, but as indieWIRE rep...

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    Fortissimo Inks UK Deals for "The Bridge"

    In the UK...ICA Films has nabbed theatrical and DVD rights to Eric Steel's "The Bridge," while Channel 4 has acquired TV broadcast rights. Fortissimo Films brokered the deals for the U.S. film and said today that Steel's doc, about suicides at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, will screen at this ...

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    Fifteen Projects to Receive Money from the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund

    The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund announced its first round of grantss for 2006 with 15 feature-length documentary films receiving a total of $605,000. The fund supports U.S. and international docs that "focus on current human rights issues, freedom of expression, social justice, civil liberties, and exploring critical issues of the time." Films that are works in progress receiving grants are: "Bombhunters" by Skye Fitzgerald (US/Cambodia); "Made in L.A." by Almudena Carrecedo and Robert Bahar (US); "Miss Gulag" by Maria Yatskova, Irina Vodar and Raphaela Neihausen (US); "My American Dream" by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini (US); ...

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    Slate Set for IDA's DocuWeek Showcase

    The IDA's DocuWeek, a documentary film showcase that helps new films qualify for Oscar consideration, has announced the list of films that will screen at this year's event, running August 18 - 24 in Los Angeles. Participating this year are a dozen features: Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim's "Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story", Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan's "An Unreasonable Man", Marc and Nick Francis' "Black Gold", Amy Berg's "Deliver Us from Evil", James Longley's "Iraq in Fragments", Patricia Foulkrod's "The Ground Truth", Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's "Jesus Camp", Shaun Conrad and David Raccuglia's "Purvis of Overtown", Steven Asche...

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    Back to the Garden: 30 Years Later, Albert Maysles Revisits a Classic

    This article was originally published in 2006.

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    Britdoc Set for Inaugural U.K. Film Fest

    Twenty feature films are in the lineup for the inaugural Britdoc festival kicking off this week in Oxford, England in the British university town. The event will run from July 26 - 28. American, British and international titles are slated for the fest's international in competition section, includin...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Kerr Joining Flaherty

    Mary Kerr has been named executive director of The Flaherty/International Film Seminars, Inc., the organization announced Monday. Previously with DocuClub (and before that SilverDocs, among others), Kerr will join IFS on August 7th.

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