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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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2018 TIFF Documentary Linnep Includes New Michael Moore, Errol Morris, Frederick Wiseman

Fahrenheit 11/9 (courtesy: TIFF) Slate includes new works from Alexis Bloom, Rashida Jones & Alan Hicks, Werner Herzog & André Singer, E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, Vitaly Mansky, Rithy Panh, and Janus Metz & Sine Plambech The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2018 documentary program presents its lineup of 27 feature-length non-fiction films, representing 19 countries. The TIFF Docs selection …

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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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