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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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Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’ to open AFI Fest

Credit: Jonathan Wenk / Focus Features AFI Fest has landed the world premiere of Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex, starring Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and Armie Hammer, as the opening night film November 8th.  The film details the early years of RBG and her ascent to the highest court in …

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2019 Oscars: With RBG, Mr. Rogers and Whitney Houston, box office and popularity are shaping the Documentary Feature Oscar race

We may only be halfway through the year but we’ve already got a handful of high-profile Documentary Feature Oscar contenders and, in difference from normal years, they’re also box office hits. Both RBG, about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, about famed children’s television personality Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) have enjoyed boffo box …

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14th Traverse City Film Festival to feature ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles, Ethan Hawke’s ‘Blaze’

For the last decade and a half, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine) has brought world-class films and filmmakers to the small bay city of Traverse City, Michigan to make it a destination festival. This year’s slate is a combination of new films, classic films, shorts, kids’ film, foreign films and tributes including: The North American premiere of Mark …

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