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‘Free Solo,’ ‘Minding the Gap,’ Wild Wild Country’ lead Critics’ Choice Documentary nominations

Free Solo (National Geographic Films) The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) collectively known as the Critics’ Choice, have revealed nominations for the 3rd Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards with Free Solo, Minding the Gap and Wild Wild Country leading the pack. Free Solo, from National Geographic Films, topped the list with six nominations, including …

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Frontrunner Friday – Annapurna in flux; category changes

After last week’s drops of trailers for Vice and The Mule, this week’s Frontrunner Friday brings us a few changes that may or may not affect the status of a handful of films and performances. The big news is that Annapurna suffered a big loss with the stepping down (firing?) of its president Chelsea Barnard this week as the fledgling …

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Alexander Valley Film Festival: The Little Festival That Could

Fall brings us three things every year like clockwork; Daylight Savings Time, pumpkin spice lattes and film festivals. It seems that new festivals pop up every year, elbowing and angling for space in the crowded realm, be it big cities or small towns that want to offer their denizens first looks and fantastic cinema. Nestled in the Sonoma County side …

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TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers on this year’s slate and the rise in popularity of documentary film

Thom Powers has been the documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2006. He oversaw TIFF’s Mavericks conversation series for nine years and created the TIFF Doc Conference. He serves as the Artistic Director of Stranger Than Fiction and DOC NYC and hosts the podcasts Pure Nonfiction and WNYC’s Documentary of the Week. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey from 2012-14. He programs for …

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