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Final Savoring Of Silverdocs, Part 2

OTHER FILMS SCREENED “Beauty is Embarrassing” (*** – 89 minutes) Director Neil Berkely creates a lively profile of artist Wayne White who received his big break creating visual work on the set of 1980′s “Peewee’s Playhouse”, and is currently successful with word paintings where … Continue reading

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Final Savoring Of Silverdocs

It is hard to believe that ten years have passed since “My Architect” (Nathaniel Kahn’s brilliant, touching film about his journey to learn about his absent biological father, noted architect Louis Kahn) walked away with the grand prize at this … Continue reading

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DocuWeeks In NY and LA

The 2012 edition of DocuWeeks, sponsored by the International Documentary Association, will present seventeen feature films and eleven short films in both New York and Los Angeles, giving the films a qualifying run for Oscar and other awards consideration, and … Continue reading

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Tribute To Spartacus

One of the shocks in the industry in the past year was the early death of television star Andy Whitfield, the star of the Starz Network’s mini-series SPARTACUS (based on the 1960 Stanley Kubrick epic, produced by and starring the … Continue reading

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A Wild Musical Ride

Sometimes truth is definitely stranger than fiction. Take the story of Arnel Pineda, a Filipino singing prodigy who at age forty was plucked from total obscurity in his native Manila and recruited to join his all-time favorite band Journey. His … Continue reading

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The Art Of Performance

One of the key practitioners of the art of performance art Marina Ambramovic receives a stirring tribute to her unique cultural contribution in the feature film MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival … Continue reading

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Memoir Of Roman Polanski

One of the few high profile documentaries in official sections at the Cannes Film Festival is a potent film memoir of one of the world’s most celebrated yet controversial figures. ROMAN POLANSKI: A FILM MEMOIR has the director narrating his … Continue reading

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DocVille Award Winners

The 8th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival DOCVILLE in Belgium has come to an end after presenting over 120 screenings and events, industry meetings and numerous Q&A’s with directors from Belgium and abroad. The winners of the 2012 … Continue reading

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Hot Docs’ Hot Guests

The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (www.hotdocs.ca) continues through May 6 and has been a hotbed of intriguing documentaries and personalities this year. The Festival has welcomed a number of special guests, including rock star Rick Springfield, director Jennifer … Continue reading

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Tribeca FF Documentaries

A strong contingent of international documentaries is making their premieres at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, which begins next week in New York. The 12 films of this year’s World Documentary Competition cover a wide range of topics, aesthetics and … Continue reading

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