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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8 Doc Shorts On Oscar’s 2014 Shortlist
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8 Doc Shorts On Oscar’s 2014 Shortlist

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that…

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Help Raise Funds for Acts of Congress
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Help Raise Funds for Acts of Congress

I chatted with Jon Scheide about his upcoming documentary, Acts of Congress, which has just…

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James Franco Stands up for Blackfish
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James Franco Stands up for Blackfish

Producers Guild Documentary Nominations
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Producers Guild Documentary Nominations

Poster for Seduced and Abandoned
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Poster for Seduced and Abandoned

8 Doc Shorts Make Shortlist
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8 Doc Shorts Make Shortlist

Eight documentary shorts of which five will be selected – and they are: “CaveDigger,” Karoffilms…

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Werner Herzog’s PSA on Texting and Driving
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Blackfish Trailer – Leave the Whales Alone
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Blackfish Trailer – Leave the Whales Alone

I don’t get why, in 2013, we are still allowing the practice of training and…

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DGA Best Documentary nominees!
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DGA Best Documentary nominees!

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man) Kirby Dick (The Invisible…

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2013 PGA nominees for Best Documentary
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2013 PGA nominees for Best Documentary

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30, 2012) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today…

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Doc Short Race Narrows to Eight for 85th Oscars
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Doc Short Race Narrows to Eight for 85th Oscars

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:…

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Detropia: Magnificent American Ruins, Struggling to Survive
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Detropia: Magnificent American Ruins, Struggling to Survive

From the Academy Award-nominated directors of Jesus Camp, Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, Detropia premiered…

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The House I Live In, trailer
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The House I Live In, trailer

An investigative look at America’s war on drugs and its impact on the criminal justice…

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Roger Ebert’s memoir, Life Itself, heads for the screen
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Roger Ebert’s memoir, Life Itself, heads for the screen

Ebert tweets the big news himself. “Whoa! My memoir has been optioned for a doc…

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Obama’s America Tests the Weaknesses of Rotten Tomatoes
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Obama’s America Tests the Weaknesses of Rotten Tomatoes

Take a good long look at that sign. Those proportions are correct. The poster for…

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Stonewall Uprising leads to NY gay marriage equality
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Stonewall Uprising leads to NY gay marriage equality

Nearly 42 years to the day since the Stonewall Riots of June 27, 1969, New…

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When Sorkin Met Carr
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When Sorkin Met Carr

Somehow I missed this when NY Times’ media columnist and author David Carr tweeted this…

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Sundance presents Errol Morris doc, Tabloid
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PBS Alert: Waste Land and Stonewall Uprising
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PBS Alert: Waste Land and Stonewall Uprising

Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land aired on PBS Independent Lens last Tuesday, but I didn’t notice…

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