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    Sundance Trailers: Check Out 'The Orator,' 'West of Memphis,' 'John Dies at the End,' '5 Broken Cameras' & More

    Take a look at some trailers for the films playing at Sundance next week. Among the trailers is Amy Berg's "West of Memphis," which was produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who after seeing HBO's first "Paradise Lost," began quietly financing investigations into the West Memphis Three's case...

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    Inside the Cinema Eye Awards: Winners Hetherington, 'Beginners,' 'Interrupters'; James Says Documentary is 'Not a Genre'

    On Wednesday night the Cinema Eye honors were presented, recognizing many documentery and independent films - from Steve James' "The Interrupters" (Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking and Direction) and the late Tim Heatherington's short "Diary"...

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    DGA Announces Outstanding Documentary Director Nominees

    The Directors Guild announces nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. DGA President Taylor Hackford says this year's doc nominees "take audiences on a journey..."

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    Inside Michael Moore's Oscar Documentary Reforms and His War on HBO: Pros and Cons

    At the Cinema Eye Honors Wednesday night, which honored Steve James' "The Interrupters," among other docs not on this year's Oscar shortlist, Oscar-winners Michael Moore and Alex Gibney hotly debated the proposed new Academy rules. New Academy governor Moore is right to take on the Oscar documentary...

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    Now and Then: Two Docs Test the Limits of What We Know About Those We Love

    On July 26, 2009, Diane Schuler left the New York campground where she was vacationing and began her trip home to Long Island with her two children and three nieces in tow.

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    Wenders Gets Out of His Own Way with Stunning 3-D Tribute To Pina Bausch

    A hand caresses dirt, sheer curtains billow in your face in 3-D. From the first frames of "Pina," you know you are in the hands of a master. With this documentary Wim Wenders deploys his arsenal of skills learned over 40 years of filmmaking, freed from the constraints of the narrative fict...

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    Now and Then: For Woody Allen, the Place is the Thing, from Manhattan to Midnight in Paris

    When asked about Woody Allen's New York, critics often cite the glorious black-and-white Gershwin cinepoem that opens “Manhattan” (1979). I’ve always been partial, though, to the rough magic of Diane Keaton’s terrible driving in “Annie Hall” (1977). (See clips below.)

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    Voting Begins for Cinema Eye Honors' 2012 Audience Choice Prize

    The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking voting for the 2012 Audience Choice Prize is open. Anyone can cast their vote at the Cinema Eye website.

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    Sundance Premieres: Features and Documentaries, Actors Behind Camera

    Brit Marling, watch out! Women are front and center at the Sundance Film festival this year, including the Premieres section, which features more well-known players than the other sections---and many actors behind the camera.

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    Concrete Jungles: Doc Short Reimagines the High Rise

    “One Millionth Tower” is a visually spectacular Web documentary by Canadian filmmaker Katerina Cizek that reimagines the fate of the dilapidating modern high-rise, a building form that houses over a billion people worldwide.   The six and a half minute short concentrates on a T...

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