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Exclusive: David O. Russell Talks 'Harvard Beats Yale 29-29' Playing On SundanceNOW’s Doc Club In January

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 7, 2013 4:02 PM
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As you may know by now, we're fans of SundanceNow's Doc Club. Curated by documentary guru Thom Powers, Doc Club has just launched its January lineup, called "Found Footage,” showcasing eight films that make memorable use of, yep, you guessed it, found footage film (check out the full program here). One of those films in the series is "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29," which has been called "the most famous football game in Ivy League history." In the doc, director Kevin Rafferty uncovers the 40-year-old broadcast from one of the most exciting sports games ever played, period. And one of the documentary's biggest champions is none other than director David O. Russell.

Interview: Don Argott & Demian Fenton Of 'Last Days Here' Talk The Nature Of Exploitation, Honesty & Making A New Lamb Of God Film

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • October 23, 2012 5:03 PM
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SundanceNOW’s DOC CLUB is in full swing this October with “Music Month,” a curated program of documentaries pertaining to music and musicians which includes Spike Lee’s “Passing Strange” and the previously mentioned “Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)” Also on the roster is another great film (and one of this writer’s top picks of 2012), Don Argott and Demian Fenton’s “Last Days Here.” The creative team from “The Art Of The Steal” take a look at the virtually unknown and deeply undersung 1970s heavy rock band Pentagram, detailing their history and the troubled life of frontman Bobby Liebling right as he prepares to do one last album.

Interview: John Scheinfeld Talks Harry Nilsson, VOD, Jeff Bridges, And New Music Documentaries

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • October 17, 2012 7:05 PM
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Documentary fanatics should hopefully already be familiar with SundanceNOW’s terrific DOC CLUB program (for the uninitiated, it’s a carefully curated VOD/streaming program by doc connoisseur Thom Powers of Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Miami Film Festival and others). October is “Music Month" on SundanceNOW and one of the documentaries prominently featured is John Scheinfeld’s excellent tribute to Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter/still-underrated musician Harry Nilsson titled “Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?” An informative tribute to a talent that tried like hell to stay out of the spotlight, the filmmaker’s effort is an enjoyable one and is near-guaranteed to propel you towards Nilsson’s discography.

Join Us For The Doc Club Twitterthon Chat With Thom Powers & SundanceNOW Tonight

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 10, 2012 5:25 PM
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Sundance Selects Goes Theatrical In 2011 & New Rental Service SundanceNow Launches

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2010 8:09 AM
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This afternoon we spoke to Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment. With the year coming to a close, 2010 marks IFC's tenth anniversary as a film distributor and in that time, they have become one of the most respected and important players on the market. They've adapted to the continually shifting world of independent cinema, embraced as one of the pioneers of theatrical/VOD day and date distribution and this year found the company launching yet another outlet, IFC Midnight, an outlet for genre films such as "The Human Centipede" and "Antichrist." But as we head into 2011, IFC Entertainment will continue to forge ahead with new venues for film lovers to find their favorites of today and yesterday.

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