Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Has Oscar Qualifying Run in Theaters
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Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Has Oscar Qualifying Run in Theaters

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, acclaimed director Alex Gibney’s latest investigative doc,…

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Virunga Prompts Church of England and Others to Divest in Mining Firm over Endangered Gorillas
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Virunga Prompts Church of England and Others to Divest in Mining Firm over Endangered Gorillas

The power of an activist documentary to change the world is astonishing. Even though it…

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Bill Clinton Supports Leonardo DiCaprio for Virunga Screening
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Bill Clinton Supports Leonardo DiCaprio for Virunga Screening

Have you seen Virunga yet? It’s currently streaming on Netflix and it’s one of the…

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CitizenFour wins Best Doc at the IDA Awards – Full List
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CitizenFour wins Best Doc at the IDA Awards – Full List

CitizenFour has just won Best Documentary at the International Documentary Awards. Last Days in Vietnam…

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A Most Violent Year Named Best National Board of Review  Film of 2014
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A Most Violent Year Named Best National Board of Review Film of 2014

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR NAMED 2014 BEST FILM OF THE YEAR BY THE NATIONAL BOARD…

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Oscar Doc Shortlist Announced, Last Days in Vietnam, Life Itself, CitizenFour and Citizen Koch
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Oscar Doc Shortlist Announced, Last Days in Vietnam, Life Itself, CitizenFour and Citizen Koch

“Art and Craft,” Purple Parrot Films “The Case against 8,” Day in Court “Citizen Koch,”…

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Rory Kennedy’s Powerful Documentary Last Days of Vietnam: A Cautionary Tale for Empires
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Rory Kennedy’s Powerful Documentary Last Days of Vietnam: A Cautionary Tale for Empires

We watched the Vietnam war play out on television and the subsequent war narratives built…

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The Academy Needs to Expand Documentary and Director Categories
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The Academy Needs to Expand Documentary and Director Categories

By now, with 134 entries for Foreign Language feature, it’s time for the Academy to…

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134 Documentary Features Submitted For 2014 Oscar® Race
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134 Documentary Features Submitted For 2014 Oscar® Race

LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred thirty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the…

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International Documentary Awards Nominations, Citizenfour and Grim Sleeper
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International Documentary Awards Nominations, Citizenfour and Grim Sleeper

BEST FEATURE AWARD Citizenfour Director: Laura Poitras RADiUS-TWC, Participant Media, and HBO Documentary Films Finding…

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Oscar Contending Pics, Documentaries Thrive in Limited Release
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Oscar Contending Pics, Documentaries Thrive in Limited Release

Birdman did exceedingly well in limited release, with a $28,721 per theater average playing in…

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Even with No Oscar Nomination, Blackfish Helps Tank Seaworld’s Profits
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Even with No Oscar Nomination, Blackfish Helps Tank Seaworld’s Profits

Seaworld is attempting to change the conversation after news their stock plummeted to record lows…

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Ten Questions for Musician/Filmmaker Rain Perry
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Ten Questions for Musician/Filmmaker Rain Perry

Rain Perry is making the leap from music to film with The Shopkeeper: A Documentary…

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The Bittersweet Celebration of Life Itself
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The Bittersweet Celebration of Life Itself

What we know about life: it lasts mere seconds by any measure. What we know…

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The DOG Coming to Theaters and VOD in August
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The DOG Coming to Theaters and VOD in August

The Dog, directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, is ten years in the making.…

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Trailer for Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself
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Trailer for Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself

Sasha first posted an except from Roger Ebert’s memoir in July 2011. In 2012 I…

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Act of Killing, Sarah Polley win at Cinema Eye
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Act of Killing, Sarah Polley win at Cinema Eye

The big winners tonight at the Cinema Eye doc awards were the brilliant Act of…

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Blackfish has Seaworld in Aggressive Counter-Attack Mode
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Blackfish has Seaworld in Aggressive Counter-Attack Mode

Naturally the multi-billion dollar corporation will use their deep pockets to once again wrestle the…

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Celebrities Cancel SeaWorld Appearances because of Blackfish doc
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Celebrities Cancel SeaWorld Appearances because of Blackfish doc

Yearwood has joined a growing list of celebrities and bands (Heart, Cheap Trick, Barenaked ladies,…

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Tim’s Vermeer – Illuminating the Painting by Revealing the Science Behind It
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Tim’s Vermeer – Illuminating the Painting by Revealing the Science Behind It

Did you know that Teller of Penn and Teller actually speaks? Not only does he…

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