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    EXCLUSIVE: First Athena Film Festival Line-Up: Miss Representation, Desert Flower, Mo

    The Athena Film Festival has lined up its first program of narrative and documentary films, which will unspool February 10 to 13, 2011 on the Barnard Campus in New York City.

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    Oscar Talk: 2010 Ten Best Lists, from "Another Year" to "Winter's Bone"

    On Oscar Talk this week, as promised, Kris Tapley and I count down, defend and debate our rather diverse and distinctive top ten films of 2010. While we both include The Social Network and Toy Story 3, we agree to disagree on one of my faves, Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right and Martin Scors...

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    Economist Film Project Selects Docs for PBS

    The Economist Magazine is launching a collaboration with PBS News Hour called The Economist Film Project. The year-long initiative, which starts in January, seeks to showcase thoughtful and provocative documentary films from around the world. The Economist will select short and feature length films from established and emerging filmmakers on subjects that are in line with the mag's interest in economics, the environment, social and human rights, government and politics, religion, media and culture. Selected film segments will air on PBS NewsHour and online for the following year, and will be put in context with related Economist articles. The...

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    International Documentary Award Winners Are "Waste Land,""Women Rebel"

    Lucy Walker's Oscar short-list documentary Waste Land took two top honors as distinguished feature as well as the previously announced Pare Lorentz Award at the 2010 International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards Friday night, hosted by Morgan Spurlock. Waste Land follows artist Vik Muniz on a ...

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    Oscar Watch: Documentary Race Heats Up with IDA Awards, PGA Nominations

    The documentary race is heating up.

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    Sundance Out-of-Competition Lineup Adds Stars, Classics and Many For-Sale Titles

    On Thursday, Sundance released the rest of its line-up, the out-of-competition Feature and Documentary Premieres for 2011. While many reports on the competition sections complained that there were no stars--there never are, duh--the Premiere and Classics sections add more glitter, though at this poi...

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    Gotham Award Winners: Winter's Bone, Robert Duvall, Waiting for Superman, The Oath

    Who came out ahead at the 20th Gotham Awards (see them here)? Winter's Bone, which won best feature and best ensemble, now gets a huge boost toward landing in the Best Picture Top Ten. Critics groups should continue to push this film up the awards hill.

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    Big Indie News Week: Gotham Winners, Indie Spirit Noms, Sundance Line-Up, Board of Review

    It's a big indie news week. The Gotham Awards are Monday night; indieWIRE will live-blog from backstage. I'm opting to attend a screening of a highly anticipated year-end release so that I can write about it for a Wednesday embargo.

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    Exit Through The Gift Shop Now On VOD; DVD December 14

    The mysterious Exit Through The Gift Shop--the story of how a shopkeeper-filmmaker (Thierry Guetta) tried for five years to make a documentary about street art, only to meet British stencil graffiti artist Banksy, who turned the camera on Guetta instead--has been full of surprises from the start.

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    Good Day for Gibney: Oscar Short List, IPA Auteur Award

    Congrats to Alex Gibney for not only making the Oscar documentary short list of 15 with Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer but for winning this year's International Press Academy's auteur award.

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