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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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    Looking for Conservative Docs

    Given the wide-range of left-leaning documentaries, why isn't there a complementary number of conservative ones seen at film festivals or ultimately in theaters? Thats the question asked in a New York Times piece today by John Anderson who explores the liberal bias in U.S. documentaries and wonders where the right-wing films are. Noting that festivals like Sundance, Seattle, IDFA, or the NYFF simply don't receive such films, he quotes Wash Westmoreland (director of the upcoming narrative feature "Quinceanera" and the recent doc "Gay Republicans"), The thing that drives you to make a documentary is seeing it as a way to social change. Societie...

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    "Future of Food" and "Czech Dream" First Up For Spurlock DVD Label

    Two popular docs, "The Future of Food" and "Czech Dream" are the first two titles set to be released under the new 'Morgan Spurlock Presents' feature doc video label from Hart Sharp Video. 4 - 6 titles per year are expected to be released under the new banner, according to Video Business Online.

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    Al Franken Doc, "God Spoke," Coming to Theaters This Fall; Balcony Planning Pre-Election Release

    Fresh from the festival circuit, Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus' "Al Franken: God Spoke" is set for a theatrical release later this year from Balcony Releasing. The film, shot over the course of two years, is a mostly verite look at the life of author and political satirist Al Franken.

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    Year Four at SilverDocs: Gore, Scorsese, Jarmusch, Premieres, and More

    It's no secret that documentarians are some of the most independent and hardworking filmmakers in the biz. In a film's credits, it's not unusual to see a movie written, directed, edited and shot by the same person. Documentaries are passion projects. Showcasing stories that could not be left untol...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Lian Lunson, Director of "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man"

    Fresh from a run on the fest circuit that has included stops in Toronto, Sundance, and Berlin (among many others) is Lian Lunson's "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man," a documentary about the acclaimed and influential musician. Opening this Wednesday at Film Forum in New York, the movie is anchored at a the "Came So Far For Beauty" show, a tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House in Australia last year. The film features interview footage with Cohen as well as live performances by Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth Orton, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jarvis Cocker, The Handsome Family, Julie Chr...

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    Palm Gets "Idols"

    Palm Pictures has announced its acquisition of North American and Caribbean rights to S.A. Crary's "Kill Your Idols" and the company will release the movie in theaters early next month. A July 7th release date has been set for the documentary about New York's underground post-punk music scene. "We are excited to bring 'Kill Your Idols" to the widest possible audience and continue our tradition of putting out the best music films and documentaries," said Palm Picture's head of acquisitions and production David Koh, in a statement. He concluded the deal with Josh Braun and Dan Braun of Submarine Films, who executive produced the film. The DVD ...

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    "Jesus Camp" Wins Top Prize at SilverDocs

    Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's "Jesus Camp" was the top prize winner at the 2006 edition of SilverDocs, nabbing the Sterling Feature Grand Jury Award at the Silver Spring, MD festival. Daniel Cross and Mila Aung-Thwin's "Chairman George was presented an honorable mention in the fest's competition. i...

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