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Film Independent Announces Filmmakers for 2nd Annual Documentary Lab

Film Independent announces the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, which is sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. The filmmakers , listed below, will participate in a seven-week intensive in Los Angeles beginning this week through the end of April...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 15, 2012 2:58 PM
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SXSW Review Roundup and Clips for Winners 'Gimme the Loot' and 'Beware Mr. Baker'

The 2012 SXSW FIlm Festival bestowed jury awards to Adam Leon's New York City-based "Gimme the Loot" and Jay Bulger's rock biopic "Beware Mr. Baker." Review roundup and clips for both winners show what to expect from these two naturalistic, unexpected films.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 14, 2012 5:50 PM
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SXSW: 'Re: Generation Music Project' Available Now on Hulu; Download the Tracks

Hulu will distribute the "Re: Generation Music Project" exclusively on its ad-supported site for free. The film became available Monday and is currently playing in SXSW's Special Events category.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 13, 2012 1:47 PM
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WATCH SXSW CLIP: Buzzed Music Doc 'Marley'

One of the films with great advance word at SXSW, which opens Friday, is Kevin Macdonald's "Marley," which screens at SXSW on Sunday. It debuted well in Berlin, where Magnolia Pictures scooped it up. (I skipped the advance vimeo link in favor of a live audience at the Paramount.) Magnolia will release "Marley" in theaters and on VOD April 20, 2012.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 8, 2012 4:40 PM
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Trailer Watch: President Obama's 'The Road We've Traveled' from Doc Director Davis Guggenheim

Obama-Biden 2012 has released a trailer for the 17-minute film "The Road We've Traveled," directed by Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth," "Waiting for Superman"), narrated by Tom Hanks...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 8, 2012 1:36 PM
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Cinedigm Acquires Kirby Dick's Sundance Military Rape Expose 'The Invisible War'

Marking the first acquisition under the new partnership between Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video to acquire and distribute independent films theatrically in North America and across multiple on-demand and digital platforms and DVD/Blu-ray, the two companies have jointly acquired North American rights to Kirby Dick's military rape expose "The Invisible War," which won the audience award at Sundance for U.S. documentary. 
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 5, 2012 2:42 PM
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Eurythmics' Dave Stewart Stars in New Series of Theatrically Released Music Docs

Rock icon Dave Stewart has just been signed by Cinedigm Entertainment Group to bring a series of music documentaries to movie theatres...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 2, 2012 4:34 PM
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Video: Actress-Turned-Nun Dolores Hart Attends the Oscars with HBO Short 'God is the Bigger Elvis'

Academy member Dolores Hart, 73, the Hollywood ingenue who kissed Elvis Presley in "Loving You" and Jim Hutton (Tim's Dad) in "Where the Boys Are," made her first appearance at the Oscars Sunday, accompanying HBO's documentary short nominee "God is the Bigger Elvis."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 1, 2012 2:40 PM
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Red Flag Picks Up Doc 'High Ground'; War Vets Summit the Himalayas with Blind Guide Weihenmayer

Michael Brown's "High Ground" has been picked up by Red Flag Releasing for North American distribution. The documentary follows eleven Irag and Afghanistan war vets and one Gold Star Mother during their summit to the 20,000 foot Mount Lobuche peak in the Himalayas, along with their guide -- blind Erik Weihenmayer (who was the subject of Brown's doc "Farther Than the Eye Can See" as he climbed Everest in 2001) and his team.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2012 5:27 PM
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HBO Backs Mann & Frankham's 'Witness': Doc Series Follows War Combat Photographers

HBO has lined up a new doc series "Witness" from "Luck" filmmaker Michael Mann; he and David Frankham will produce. The series will follow young war combat photographers as they go into conflict zones throughout Mexico, Brazil, Uganda and Libya.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2012 5:26 PM
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