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    9 Documentary Filmmakers Who Made the Leap to Narrative (or Vice Versa)

    With James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" hitting theaters today, we highlight directors who have successfully transitioned from documentaries to narrative features or from narrative to documentaries.

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    Music Box Releases E.R. Doc 'Code Black' on DVD and VOD (TRAILER)

    A buzzy title that scooped up the Best Documentary prize at both last year’s Los Angeles and Hamptons International film fests, “Code Black” is an intense doctor's eye view of our medical system in crisis. Music Box is releasing the doc awards contender on DVD and VOD in North America.

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    'Happy Valley' DOC NYC Director Bar-Lev Walks Into the Nittany Lions Den

    When it’s suggested to director Amir Bar-Lev that making his latest documentary was a bit like going into combat, he picks up the metaphorical football and runs with it. “We parachuted in and we crossed DMZ over and over again for two years,” he said, adding, “some of the footage we shot in Happy Va...

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    European Film Awards Votes Six Documentary Nominations

    The European Film Academy has voted six nominations for European Documentary 2014.

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    Watch: Directors Tragos and Palermo Go Home to 'Rich Hill'

    Directors Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo observe the heart of poverty as they track four boys in the heart-tugging documentary "Rich Hill."

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    Documentary Voters Must Sift Through 134 Features, Changing Viewing Rules

    The Academy documentary branch will have to sift through a total 134 features submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 87th Academy Awards. This year the branch has changed its voting rules yet again.

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    'CITIZENFOUR' Director Laura Poitras to Receive Inaugural DOC NYC Award

    'CITIZENFOUR' director Laura Poitras will receive DOC NYC's first Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence on November 14.

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    Cinema Eye Advances 15 Documentary Awards Contenders

    In the increasingly noisy and contentious documentary race--as beleaguered critics and Oscar doc branch members try to decide which of the overwhelming number of films they should see--every award group nomination makes it easier for them to decide.

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    International Documentary Association Nominations Impact the Oscar Shortlist

    The International Documentary Association Award nominations have influence on the doc Oscar race. Several key contenders did not land feature nominations.

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    Review: Why Margaret Brown's 'The Great Invisible' Matters

    Our mediated culture is obsessed with the tragedy of right now. But director Margaret Brown is interested in the long-term story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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