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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here Are 9 Tips for Finding and Securing the Archival Material You Need

    Finding the right archival material for your documentary can be an enormous undertaking -- one that may not pay off if you don't go about it the right way. Panelists on the "Dig Into Archives" panel at today's DOC NYC highlighted the most important things to keep in mind when researching and trying ...

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    Doc NYC Review: ‘Shooting Bigfoot’ Takes A Hilarious Look At Americans’ Obsession With Sasquatch

    For some reason, we are in the midst of a mini-sasquatch frenzy. It seems like there are at least a half dozen basic cable shows devoted to finding, cataloguing, and trapping the legendary bigfoot monster; a hairy, humanoid creature said to resemble primitive man. There have been just as many low-bu...

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    Exclusive: Sexual, Political & Social Nature Of 'Breastmilk' Discussed In Clip From DOC NYC Entry

    For any new parent, the pros and cons of feeding your baby with breastmilk versus formula opens up no shortage of opinion from experts, doctors, other mothers and more. But one documentary is tackling the topic, and not just exploring the choice to breastfeed, but the various other areas the decisio...

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    DOC NYC Review: 'Misfire: The Rise And Fall Of The Shooting Gallery' Lovingly Chronicles Early '90s Independent Cinema

    Nowadays, every struggling filmmaker who strains to put together the financing for his or her micro-budget feature, has a singular thought (one that’s probably repeated often throughout the process): If only I was making this movie in the early ‘90s. That, of course, was the heyday of American indep...

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    Indiewire Picks 10 Films to Watch at DOC NYC

    Indiewire picks 10 films to watch at DOC NYC, New York's documentary film festival, which is being held from November 14-21, 2013.

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    How to Make a Doc about Your Family While Keeping Your Sanity

    Shawney Cohen, the director of "The Manor," which will screen at DOC NYC, provides tips on how to make a personal documentary without losing your sanity.

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    DOC NYC Review: 'Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost)' A Quotidian Portrait Of A Musician On The Road

    Son and namesake of an illustrious country singer, Bobby Bare Jr. made the differences between him and his patriarch very clear when his band released an album on Immortal Records (Korn, Incubus). Since then he’s been furiously touring as a solo artist, rocking with various backing bands and making ...

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    Doc NYC Review: 'My Amityville Horror' Is A Disturbing Mixture Of The Paranormal And The Psychological

    In 1975, George and Kathy Lutz (along with Kathy's three children from a previous marriage), moved into a huge house in Amityville, a tony Long Island suburb. In less than a month, the family would abandon their possessions and leave the house, later claiming it had been the source of a number of su...

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    DOC NYC Review: 'Shenandoah' A Sharp Look At A Community With Skeletons In The Closet

    There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Shenandoah, PA, but its landscape and demeanor should feel familiar. Formerly a bustling coal-mining town, the area is now a bit destitute... but you wouldn’t know it from the warmth emanating from its inhabitants, nor from the exuberant passion the communi...

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    Doc NYC Review: 'Persistence of Vision' Is A Heartbreaking Account Of A Thwarted Animated Masterpiece

    When Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis needed a team to provide animation for their ambitious hybrid "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," they didn't turn to their own team at Disney Feature Animation who, with "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," singlehandedly invented the animated feature (and was respon...

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