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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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    Why Jagger & Gibney's 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' Is a Musical

    Alex Gibney loves music docs. From "The Blues" to "Finding Fela" and his in-the-works looks at Frank Sinatra and Janis Joplin, he's a music maven. So it's fitting that he and producer Mick Jagger take a musical slant on the Godfather of Soul in "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" (HBO, October 2...

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    Watch New Trailer for Griffin Dunne Doc About His Aunt, Joan Didion

    Check out the new trailer for "We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live," documentarian Susan Rostock's and Griffin Dunne's documentary about his famous aunt, Joan Didion, wife of his late uncle John Gregory Dunne, brother of Griffin's father, Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne, who died in 2009...

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    Watch 'E-Team' Q & A: Filmmakers Follow Four Human Rights Watchers Into Danger

    Doc vets Ross Kaufman and Katy Chevigny, co-directors of "The E-Team" (theaters October 22, Netflix October 24), take us behind the scenes on an extraordinary doc that follows four intrepid Humans Rights Watchers as they go deep into dangerous territory to establish-- in a way some journalists do no...

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    Exclusive: The 25 Most Influential Documentaries (According to Cinema Eye Honors)

    Some of your favorite documentary filmmakers selected the documentaries that influenced them the most.

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