‘Marina Abramovic,’ ‘Your Sister’s Sister,’ ‘Patang,’ ‘The Art of Rap,’ ‘The Girl From The Naked Eye’: Specialty Box Office

Movies Opening This WeekHBO came on board with Sundance 2012 documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present after seeing the Serbian performance artist at MoMA. The company’s maverick non-fiction guru Sheila Nevins gave the lowdown on the premium channel’s association with the documentary, which had already begun shooting before HBO joined the project. Your Sister’s Sister came together with a name cast reminiscent of its director’s previous titles and Patang purposely shot in a documentary style going against convention in India where it takes place. Also opening this weekend is Sundance doc The Art of Rap by rapper Ice-T and The Girl From The Naked Eye, which rolls out in ten markets.

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RFK’s Daughter Rory Kennedy Reflects On ‘Ethel’ And Family: Sundance

By | Sunday January 22, 2012 @ 3:51pm PST

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy is the youngest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and has made over 35 documentaries covering topics ranging from poverty to politics to human rights. Her latest feature Ethel is a personal look at her mother Ethel Kennedy … Read More »

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West Memphis 3 Freed After Plea Deal, And Toronto-Bound Docu Directors Need Ending Change

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: The West Memphis 3, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley were just freed in an Arkansas hearing after being in prison 18 years for the murder of three children in 1993. The three were freed after pleading guilty and drawing a sentence equal to the … Read More »

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Foursome Set For DGA Honors On Oct. 13

By | Friday August 12, 2011 @ 11:02am PDT

Nora Ephron, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, IATSE International president Matthew Loeb and HBO Documentary Films’ Sheila Nevins have been tapped for the 2011 DGA Honors, set for Oct. 13 at the DGA Theater in New York. The evening … Read More »

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Sundance: HBO Acquires Docu ‘Hot Coffee’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has closed a deal for Hot Coffee, the Susan Saladoff-directed competition documentary which focuses on  how corporations have used the memory of outlandish legal verdicts as a way to press for tort reforms and avoid jury trials through … Read More »

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Sundance: Roadside Attractions To Release ‘Project Nim’

Mike Fleming

Following the preemptive acquisition of the documentary Project Nim by HBO, there was some question of whether theatrical distributors would be as excited about acquiring the film, when all of its rights were now spoken for. Roadside Attractions has stepped up. Here’s the release:

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