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Roadside Attractions and Miramax set Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Whitney’ doc for Summer

(Los Angeles, March 12, 2018) — Roadside Attractions and Miramax will release Whitney, Academy Award®-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s highly anticipated documentary about the life and career of legendary superstar Whitney Houston this summer in the United States on July 6th, it was announced today by Roadside Attractions presidents and co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff, along with Miramax’s CEO Bill Block.  Executive producers ...

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First trailer for Ava DuVernay’s prison doc ’13th’ is a story “150 years in the making”

  The first trailer for 13th, from Ava DuVernay (Selma), is a searing indictment on the enslavement of the black community in the United States via the 13th amendment and the political and financial explosion of the for-profit US prison system. The documentary, the first from DuVernay, features archival footage and testimonies from activists, politicians, and historians, including Michelle Alexander, ...

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TIFF 2016: Documentary Lineup Includes Films from Leonardo DiCaprio, Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Jim Jarmusch

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2016 documentary programme presents a diverse collection of works from award-winning directors including Steve James, Raoul Peck, Errol Morris, and Werner Herzog, plus new talent telling stories in global hot spots such as Syria, Pakistan, and Myanmar. Leonardo DiCaprio is prominently featured in a rousing call to action on climate change in The Turning Point, in ...

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Oscar Shortlist of 10 Doc Shorts Announced includes 50 Feet from Syria, Minerita

    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 88th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 74 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

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TRAILER: The Powerful and Tragic Amy Winehouse Doc ‘Amy’

From the creators of the award-winning documentary Senna comes the trailer for the sobering and heartbreaking story of Amy Winehouse, who rose from obscurity to overnight Grammy-winning fame and success only to have it fall apart in a public and harrowing way. Director Asif Kapadia’s Amy played Out of Competition at Cannes last week to universal acclaim and will be ...

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134 Films to Compete for Documentary Feature Oscar

A whopping 134 films are in contention for the Documentary Feature Oscar this year. A big number to be sure, but down a bit from last year’s record of 151 features. Major contenders in the conversation amongst the Oscar predicting community are all here: CITIZENFOUR, Life Itself, The Case Against 8, Tales of the Grim Sleeper and Red Army. Tales ...

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DGA Picks Its Top Five Doc Directors

The Director’s Guild of America has chosen the top five directors of documentary feature films for 2013 and they feature first-timers and old hats. The five finalists are also among the 15 shortlisted docs eligible for an Oscar nomination on Thursday. “The five documentary filmmakers nominated today have made powerful films exploring humanity in all its complications,” said DGA president ...

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Best Documentary shortlist announced

In all the frenzy that was the announcement of the NYFCC awards (in fact, they’re still at it as I write this, 270 minutes into it), we would almost overlook the fact that the Best Documentary shortlist for the Oscars was announced today. No real surprises here, although it seemed like Blackfish was snubbed for a moment (an error quickly ...

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40 Becomes 8 for the Documentary Short Subject Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 86th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 40 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

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