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Factual television is anything but factual these days. It’s a euphemism for reality TV, tall tales of truthiness spun by networks like A&E, Discovery, truTV and History. I attended Documentary 2.0 at the Realscreen Summit this January, a panel on the future of documentary put […]

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A little over a week ago, Best First Screenplay Spirit Award winner Justin Simien told the revelers at the ceremony that he started writing Dear White People “as an impulse because I didn’t really see my story out there in the culture.” Simien went on […]

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The Hunting Ground When: Now Playing Where: Theaters Directors: Kirby Dick Why We’re Excited: Spirit Award Winning filmmaker Kirby Dick, who delivered the powerful documentary, The Invisible War, tackles another controversial and gritty subject for his latest expose. This startling examination of rape crimes on […]

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