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Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

“Renowned filmmakers and films about far-reaching subjects comprise this section highlighting our ongoing commitment to documentaries,” Sundance says. And indeed, far-reaching subjects they are. … Read entire article »

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Documentaries screening at Sundance London 2014

Documentaries screening at Sundance London 2014

Sundance London has announced this year’s programme, which includes five feature documentaries and four short docs. … Read entire article »

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Netflix reveals direction of original content documentary Mitt

Netflix reveals direction of original content documentary Mitt

Netflix has released the first official trailer for its upcoming documentary Mitt, about former candidate for the US presidency, Mitt Romney. The documentary will premier at Sundance in Utah on 17 January. The online streaming platform have said they will debut the film on their own websites at one minute past midnight, exactly one week after its premiere at the renowned festival. … Read entire article »

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How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

It’s New York in the 1980s. Over 80,000 people are infected with AIDS in the US and over 45,000 have already died from the mysterious disease. The city is gripped with fear. It is, as Larry Kramer calls it, a plague. And there is no solution, no miracle cure. The US government is unwilling or unable to tackle the problem, and congress is rife with homophobia and religious indignation. … Read entire article »

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Documentary explores ‘Muscle Shoals sound’

Documentary explores ‘Muscle Shoals sound’

With all the considerable hype around contemporary music, from twitter to stylists to who did what to whom at an award ceremony, it would be easy to forget that at the heart of successful and timeless music there needs to be  one vital element: it needs to have Soul. … Read entire article »

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The Summit

The Summit

Over many years’ musicians, artists and filmmakers have attempted to address the issue of the agony and the ecstasy that comes with drug addiction. Nick Ryan’s new film The Summit delves into similar contradictions that lurk below the surface of those who get their adrenaline kicks from serious mountaineering. … Read entire article »

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God Loves Uganda; the pervasive influence of evangelical ‘armies’ in the Pearl of Africa

God Loves Uganda; the pervasive influence of evangelical ‘armies’ in the Pearl of Africa

Uganda is known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ for its luscious forests, great lakes and spectacular mountains. But it also ranks among the poorest countries and has the youngest population in the world — 50% is under 15 years old. As shown in the documentary God Loves Uganda, this represents the ideal opportunity for American evangelicals to mould a nation in accordance with their conservative values. The film is insightful, intense and a must-see at … Read entire article »

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