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    Griffin Dunne Talks Acting in 'The Discoverers,' Directing Joan Didion Doc, TV vs. Film, More (TRAILERS)

    This week Griffin Dunne ably carries the new family comedy "The Discoverers," from politico and academic turned writer-director Justin Schwartz, who cast Dunne as a washed-up professor--natch--who drags his two reluctant teenagers on an unexpected Lewis & Clarke Oregon road trip. Dunne gets to use h...

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    RADiUS Goes Lego, Nabs 'Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary'

    Apparently Lego is a hot property in both narrative and non-fiction filmmaking. RADiUS has clicked together worldwide rights for the first official, feature-length doc about the world of the Lego brick, “Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary.”

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    'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Shows the Literary Lion's Intimate Side

    Nicholas Wrathall met Gore Vidal for the first time at the Beverly Hills Hotel. They had brunch on an Easter Sunday while a life-size bunny gallivanted about the restaurant—a “surreal” experience, according to the director—but quickly connected over a discussion about the politics of Wrathall’s nat...

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    EXCLUSIVE: New Trailer for Restored Classic Opera Doc 'Tosca's Kiss,' Presented by Dustin Hoffman

    TOH! has scored a trailer exclusive to the 30th anniversary restoration of Daniel Schmid’s classic music documentary “Tosca’s Kiss,” which centers on the lives and passions of a group of retired opera singers living in the Casa Verdi home in Milan.

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    Attention, Women Documentary Filmmakers: Chicken & Egg Pictures Grant Applications Open Soon

    Chicken & Egg Pictures’ 2014 Open Call grant process will open June 1. The company has designed the grant to support women non-fiction filmmakers whose “diverse voices and dynamic storytelling have the power to catalyze change, at home and around the globe. [They are] looking for filmmakers with pow...

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    Cinedigm Launches Docurama, On-Demand Streaming Channel Devoted to Documentaries

    Cinedigm has launched a new ad-supported on-demand streaming channel dedicated to documentary film.

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    AFI DOCS 2014 Unveils Opening and Closing Night Films

    The American Film Institute’s documentary film festival, AFI DOCS, has revealed the opening and closing night films for its 2014 edition of the fest. The world premiere of Scott Teems’ “Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey” will kick off the festival, while Steve James’ portrait of Roger Ebert, “Lif...

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    5 Daily Tech Stories Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Celebrities Petition for Net Neutrality, New Social Movie App and More

    Here are May 13th's 5 Daily Tech Stories for filmmakers and film fans including news about free films, a new movie app and net neutrality.

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    IFP Sets 10 Docs for Its 10th Annual Indie Filmmaker Labs

    IFP sets 10 documentaries for its 10th annual indie filmmaker labs.

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    WATCH: Striking Trailer for Petra Costa's Doc 'Elena,' on the Haunting Disappearance of Her Sister

    An arresting trailer has arrived for Petra Costa's stunning-looking personal documentary "Elena." The film touches on a very painful subject for Costa, who investigates the disappearance of her older sister, who made the big move to New York when the director was only seven years old, only then to d...

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