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DGA Best Documentary nominees!

DGA Best Documentary nominees!

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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man) Kirby Dick (The Invisible War) David France (How to Survive a Plague) Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles) Alison Klayman (Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry) (thanks to Paddy at ScreenOnScreen)

Bully Honored with Stanley Kramer Prize from PGA

Bully Honored with Stanley Kramer Prize from PGA

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The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today that critically acclaimed documentary feature BULLY will be honored with the 2013 Stanley Kramer Award at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony.  Director Lee Hirsch and producer Cynthia Lowen will accept the award on Saturday, January 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

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15 Documentary Features Advance in Oscar race

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The year’s best documentaries – Ken Burns, The Central Park Five doc, Queen of Versailles, Samsara, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and West of Memphis shut out of the Oscar race. That is mind-blowing. The new rules were supposed to stop this kind of assfuckery from happening. I remain astounded. Then again, they always have their weird ways of doing things and can’t be predicted. They seem to always resent it…

2013 PGA nominees for Best Documentary

2013 PGA nominees for Best Documentary

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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30, 2012) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Documentary Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are: A PEOPLE UNCOUNTED THE GATEKEEPERS THE ISLAND PRESIDENT THE OTHER DREAM TEAM SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN All other nominations for the 2013 Producers Guild Award categories will…

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The Contenders: Marley

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Bob Marley’s life is very well known inside and out but Oscar winning Documentary filmmaker Kevin Macdonald’s “Marley” thinks otherwise and has enough surprises in it filled with haunting revelations to make it a real stunner. It helps that Macdonald uses breathtaking concert footage, archival treasures and interviews with almost everyone that has had an impact or was a friend to the legend. As far as Marley documentaries go, this…

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Ten Documentaries Worth a Watch – Part One

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Once again, the documentary category will contain an embarrassment of riches. You might not be nearly as moved by many of the films in the narrative race for Best Picture as you will be by the real life issues explored in the documentary category.  As Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman reminded us in Ishtar, telling the truth can be dangerous business. Honest and popular don’t go hand in hand.  These…

Wells Still Mad that Central Park Five Doesn’t Blame the Victim Enough

Wells Still Mad that Central Park Five Doesn’t Blame the Victim Enough

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Jeff Wells over at Hollywood-Elsewhere.com dragged out an old interview with the Central Park Jogger and Oprah in order to prove his point, that he’s been making since Telluride, that the jogger is somehow at fault for choosing to jog in Central Park (on the upper east side, I might add) after dark. But at the same time let’s not go overboard with praise for The Central Park Five, which I…

New Trailer – Rolling Stones Crossfire Hurricane

New Trailer – Rolling Stones Crossfire Hurricane

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Crossfire Hurricane, directed by Brett Morgen, takes a look at the Rolling Stones trajectory from obscurity to super stardom. Clips from the Marquee Club, Hyde Park, Altamont and beyond. The HBO premiere happens on November 15. In the UK the film will receive a theatrical release.

Corporations and the Billionaire Elite Get Desperate, Decide to Show Trash Fakumentary by D’Souza

Corporations and the Billionaire Elite Get Desperate, Decide to Show Trash Fakumentary by D’Souza

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What is that sound? Oh, that’s the sound of panic.  The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the spigot for unlimited spending on candidates by Super PACs and while Obama’s campaign is taking in substantial donations it can’t compare to dump-trucks of cash the Romney campaign commands. So many billions of dollars are at stake here, not just the money being funneled with a fire hose into swing states as…

International Documentary Association Announces Nominees

International Documentary Association Announces Nominees

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The IDA Awards will take place December 7, 2012 with Penn Jillette hosting. Feature nominees: The Central Park Five The Invisible War Queen of Versailles Searching for Sugar Man Women with Cows The shorts: God is the Bigger Elvis Kings Point Mondays at Racine Open Heart Saving Face Descriptions after the cut. The five films nominated in IDA’s Feature category are: THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and…