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    Want to Launch a Social Impact Doc? This is Why You Need an App for That.

    With "Look Up!" a short documentary intended to raise awareness about climate manipulation, geoengineering and their health and environmental impacts, director George Barnes created a mobile app to spur audiences to action.

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    BOND360's Marc Schiller on Why 'Particle Fever' Is the Future of DIY Film Distribution (TRAILERS)

    Back in February, the Barnes Brothers attempted to shoot a documentary about the lives of Todd Snider, Elizabeth Cook and other touring songwriters residing in the burgeoning East Nashville neighborhood. Well, they failed. Drugs and booze took over. What they ended up with is "East Nashville Tonight...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Clip from SXSW World Premiere Doc 'Above All Else,' on Fighting the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

    TOH! has scored an exclusive clip from SXSW world premiere doc "Above All Else," following one David Daniel as he attempts to rally neighbors and environmental activists alike to build a tree-top blockade of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Watch below, plus trailer.

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    Holocaust Survivor and Subject of Oscar Nominated Short Doc Alice Herz-Sommer Has Died at 110

    Sadly, 110-year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, subject of the Oscar nominated short documentary "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" died on the morning of February 23, just a week before the film about her extraordinary life heads to the Academy Awards. Herz-Sommer was the oldest living Holocaust su...

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    WATCH: Extraordinary 1991 Doc on White Supremacy 'Blood in the Face,' Now on YouTube

    Back in 1991, when "Blood in the Face" -- the powerful documentary now available on YouTube -- had its H-Town premiere at the Rice University Media Center, I wrote this:

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    WATCH: Trailer for Drafthouse Doc 'The Final Member,' on the World's Only Penis Museum

    The one "thing" this Icelandic museum is missing is a human specimen. A trailer and poster have arrived for Drafthouse Films' doc "The Final Member," which chronicles the world's sole penis museum's "quest for one last endowment," i.e. a human phallus to add to their collection. Give it a gander, be...

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    Tribeca to Open with Hip-Hop Doc 'Time Is Illmatic,' Followed by Nas Performance

    The Tribeca Film Festival has revealed that the world premiere of doc “Time is Illmatic” will open the 2014 edition of the fest. It follows the trajectory of rapper Nas’ 1994 debut album, “Illmatic”-- considered one of the most revolutionary albums in hip-hop history.

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    Berlin Review: Brilliant Faux Documentary 'The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq' (CLIP)

    One of the happy surprises of the Berlinale is “L’enlevement de Michel Houellebecq (The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq).” Guillaume Nicloux’ 90-minute film is a faux documentary inspired by the real-life and still-unexplained disappearance of the celebrated and reclusive French author, who didn’t ...

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    Berlin: Java Films Nabs Doc 'Emptying the Skies,' Based on Jonathan Franzen's New Yorker Essay

    Java Films has snapped up world rights to Douglas Kass' feature documentary out of the Berlin Film Festival, "Emptying the Skies." The film is based on a "New Yorker" essay by bestselling author Jonathan Franzen, which looks at the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds.

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    Berlin: Watch an EXCLUSIVE Clip from Occupy Wall Street Doc 'Another World'

    TOH! has scored an exclusive clip to documentary “Another World,” which premieres in Berlin February 8 in the fest's Panorama section. Co-directed by Fisher Stevens (producer of "The Cove") and Rebecca Chaiclin, and written by Mark Monroe (“The Cove”), the film looks at the tumultuous journey of the...

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