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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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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Poster for Seduced and Abandoned
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Poster for Seduced and Abandoned

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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Academy announces new Oscar ballot shakeup
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Academy announces new Oscar ballot shakeup

Word went out to Academy members today about a big change in ballot procedure for…

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15 Documentary Features Advance in Oscar race
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15 Documentary Features Advance in Oscar race

The year’s best documentaries – Ken Burns, The Central Park Five doc, Queen of Versailles,…

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Ten Documentaries Worth a Watch – Part One
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Ten Documentaries Worth a Watch – Part One

Once again, the documentary category will contain an embarrassment of riches. You might not be…

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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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Telluride 2012 trailer: The Act of Killing
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Telluride 2012 trailer: The Act of Killing

Some trailers don’t need accompanying synopsis or explanation. This isn’t one of those. Joshua Oppenheimer’s…

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The Truth Behind the Academy’s Reworking of the Doc Rules
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The Truth Behind the Academy’s Reworking of the Doc Rules

A few facts about today’s news item worth paying attention to — as told to…

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15 Documentaries on the Short List!
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15 Documentaries on the Short List!

“Battle for Brooklyn” (RUMER Inc.) “Bill Cunningham New York” (First Thought Films) “Buck” (Cedar Creek…

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Werner Herzog's Into the Abyss, trailer & poster
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Werner Herzog's Into the Abyss, trailer & poster

The cumulative effect suggests a world in which murder, desperation and operatic levels of tragedy…

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Wim Wenders' Pina, trailer & poster
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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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Page One Asks Us to Take a Hard Look at Ourselves
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Page One Asks Us to Take a Hard Look at Ourselves

Pete Hammond interviews David Carr and the LA Times’ Jim Rainey If Microsoft never saw…

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Cannes 2011: Page One, poster
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Page One: Inside the New York Times Trailer
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Page One: Inside the New York Times Trailer

Featuring our lifelong pal, David Carr. Oscar doc race is already looking, once again, like…

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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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2010 IDA Documentary Awards Winners
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2010 IDA Documentary Awards Winners

Not among yesterday’s documentary nominees from the PGA, Waster Land is nevertheless on the Oscar…

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PGA Announces Documentary Feature Nominations
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PGA Announces Documentary Feature Nominations

And they are, as follows: The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are: CLIENT…

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