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‘Pigeon Kings’ Follows the Inspirational Stars of the Sport of Pigeon Rolling

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Pigeon Kings

Logline: A group of men in South Central Los Angeles find hope through their dedication to the rare sport of somersaulting pigeons.

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Many have heard about pigeon coops and those raising pigeons in the inner cities of America, but many do not know why this subculture has emerged and what its purpose is. That is what “Pigeon Kings” wants to bring to light.

Through the story of these amazing men who have dedicated their lives to the little known sport of competitive rolling pigeons, we show not only this unique subculture but also a story of a
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The Untold Feminist Story of an Italian Patron Saint in ‘Devoti Tutti’

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The Untold Feminist Story of an Italian Patron Saint in ‘Devoti Tutti’
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress — at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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Devoti Tutti

Logline: Saint Agatha of Catania was killed in 251 Ad for resisting the advances of a Roman governor. Her story has always been told by men — until now.

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13-year old Agatha was the Malala of 2000 years ago: She refused to submit to the tyranny of a patriarchal, repressive society. For refusing sex with the governor,her breasts were cut off. Her ‘No’ resulted in torture and death. She was canonized and today the annual Feast of Saint Agatha attracts millions of visitors, who are passionate in their devotion to this courageous girl. Devoti Tutti tells Agatha’s story
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Lost in La…2015 Documentary Edit and Story Labs: Fulton & Pepe, Jamie Meltzer Among 8 Projects Selected

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While not all receive the golden ticket for a Park City premiere, the invaluable support available at the Sundance Institute is ongoing and takes several shapes and forms. Last year’s batch of Documentary Edit and Story Labs attendees included Anna Sandilands & Ewan McNicol who trimmed Uncertain, while Lyric Cabral & David Felix Sutcliffe spliced into shape (T)Error. As underlined in the press release, this year’s eight projects touches of subjects of transgender parents, the aftermath of Sandy Hook tragedy, exonerated death row inmates and AIDS. Among the noteworthy names attending (June 19-27 and July 3-11) we find Lost in La Mancha duo of Keith Fulton & Lou Pepe (see pic above) and Informant director Jamie Meltzer’s tentatively titled Freedom Fighters. Here are the participants and creative folk for ’15.

Editors serving as Creative Advisors for the June 19-27 session are Marshall Curry (Point and Shoot), Ra’anan Alexandrowicz (The
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Sundance Institute Announces Eight Projects for Documentary Edit and Story Labs

The Sundance Institute has announced the eight projects that will take part in their Documentary Edit and Story lab at the Sundance Resort in June and July. All participating projects are in the advanced stages of post-production and will work on their rough cuts in the two-part lab. This year’s Creative Advisors include Marshall Curry (Point and Shoot), Geoffrey Richman (Racing Extinction), Kate Amend (The Case Against 8), Richard Hankin (God Loves Uganda), Victor Livingston (The Queen of Versailles) and more. The full list of projects and synopses is below. The Bad Kids Director: Keith Fulton & Lou Pepe Editor: Jacob Bricca At […]
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Sundance Institute announces Doc Edit and Story Labs

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Sundance Institute announces Doc Edit and Story Labs
Sundance Institute today announced the eight projects selected for the annual Documentary Edit and Story Labs in Utah from June 19-27 and July 3-11.

The Labs focus on projects in the latter stages of post-production and this year’s topics include transgender parents, the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and education and poverty.

Recent participants in the Documentary Edit and Story Lab include (T)Error, The Queen Of Versailles (pictured) and The Kill Team.

“The work of this year’s fellows is a reflection of some of the richness and purpose to be found in contemporary non-fiction storytelling,” said Documentary Film Program director Tabitha Jackson.

“We are excited not just about the projects, but also about the alchemy that will happen on the mountain when these directors and editors, first-time and mid-career, national and international come together to form the creative connections that will continue to inspire them in their brave and challenging work.”

Creative Advisors
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Sundance Institute Announces 2012 Documentary Film Fellows

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Sundance Institute Announces 2012 Documentary Film Fellows
The Sundance Institute today announced a whopping 24 Documentary Film Fellows. The nine projects will participate in the 2012 Documentary Edit and Story Labs in Sundance, Utah. The labs will run in two sections: June 22-30 and July 6-14. Highlights include "Sembene!" a profile of the Senegalese movie pioneer, "Match +: Love in a Time of HIV," which examines the romantic lives of Indians with HIV, and "Studio H," which covers a year in one of America's most innovative high school classrooms. The full list of projects is reprinted below: June 22-30 Documentary Edit And Story Lab Documentary Edit and Story Lab Fellows will be joined by Dfp staff and seven Creative Advisors to jointly engage in the creative process. Editors serving as Creative Advisors are Ricardo Acosta (Herman’s House), Kate Amend (First Position), Carla Gutierrez (Reportero), Mary Lampson (Harlan County, A Lion in the House) and Victor Livingston (The Queen.
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Doc U: Fine Cut - Exploring the Director/Editor Collaboration

Doc U: Fine Cut - Exploring the Director/Editor Collaboration

Monday, June 13, 2011 at The Cinefamily

Save the date for June 13 and plan to join producer/director Robert Kenner (Two Days in October; Food, Inc.), as he engages with Kate Amend, Ace (Into the Arms of Strangers: The Long Way Home), Kim Roberts (Food, Inc., Waiting for Superman) and Victor Livingston (Shakespeare Behind Bars, Crumb) in an exploration of the rewards, ...
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Sundance selects 7 docu editing fellows

Sundance selects 7 docu editing fellows
The Sundance Institute has announced the participants and details of the first documentary film editing and story laboratory, scheduled for June 20-25 at Park City, Utah. Seven fellows have been selected for the five-day program, which offers filmmakers the opportunity to collaborate with established and award-winning editors and directors as they work on the editing phase of their documentaries. The fellows are director Mercedes Moncada and editor Viviana Garcia-Berne for The Immortal, director Shiri Tsur and producer Avi Banon for On the Objection Front -- A Personal Journey, director-editor Mark Becker for Romantico and director Hank Rogerson and editor Victor Livingston for Shakespeare Behind Bars.

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