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Top Dozen Documentary Film Festivals: Up Next, Hot Docs and Full Frame

With the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announcing its 2014 lineup of Tribute and Thematic Program films, we put together a compendium of the top dozen must-attend doc fests around the country.
  • By John Anderson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 31, 2014 1:30 PM
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Best of the Week: Splashy 'Noah,' Sexy Scarlett, Shifting Media Landscape and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • March 29, 2014 2:21 PM
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Interview: Juliette Binoche Talks 'Words and Pictures' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, New Trailer)

Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient") is the best reason to see Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures." Watch my video interview with her from the 2013 TIFF, plus the film's new trailer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2014 12:10 PM
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'Foxcatcher,' Starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell, Reportedly Set to Premiere at Cannes

Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which at one point was set to premiere at last year's AFI FEST and be part of the Oscar season, will reportedly have its world premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, which opens with another movie pulled from Oscar season contention, Nicole Kidman vehicle "Grace of Monaco."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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Andrea Arnold Is Jury President of Cannes Critics Week

Brit filmmaker Andrea Arnold ("Wuthering Heights," "Fish Tank") will preside over the jury of the 53rd Semaine de la Critique, otherwise known as the Cannes Critics Week.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 27, 2014 12:02 PM
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CAAMFest Week Two Yields Ang Lee Tribute, Great Docs, an Oscar Contender and More (CLIPS)

Between its two weekends, CAAMFest adheres to a civilized program of evening screenings that begin at 6 pm or later and encourage you to see one or two movies an evening. Here's what I caught during the festival's closing weekend.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • March 27, 2014 10:30 AM
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San Francisco International Film Fest Selects Opening and Closing Night Films

Now in its 57th year, the storied San Francisco International Film Festival has selected its opening and closing night films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 8:36 PM
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Four Films Headed for 2014 COLCOA Documentary Competition (TRAILERS)

LA's French film festival City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) has added four documentaries to its growing competition lineup. The full lineup of the fest, which runs April 21-28 at the Directors Guild of America, will be announced April 1.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 6:22 PM
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Music Box Films Buys Sundance Audience Award-Winning Doc

Music Box Films has bought all USA rights, excluding TV, to director Nadav Schirman's documentary "The Green Prince" from Submarine and Global Screen. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary section, the German/Israeli/British co-production examines one of Israel's prized intelligence sources.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 3:43 PM
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Here's a First Look at Hot Docs Entry 'Waiting for August' from Romania (TRAILER)

From director Teodora Ana Mihai comes "Waiting for August," a slow-boil Romanian social doc about a 15-year-old girl who must care for her six siblings while her mother makes ends meet abroad.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 3:24 PM
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