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Already Missing SXSW? Indiewire @ Hulu Docs Explores Rockstar Dreams

18 March 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Before the recently-concluded SXSW's annual music-driven bacchanal fades into memory, Indiewire's latest curated selections for Hulu's Documentaries page turns the spotlight on musicians and their dreams of stardom. Watch these and other docs now for free!An appropriate place to start is Nathan Christ's Austin-set "Echotone," an exploration of the lives of working young musicians in the a city known for its live entertainment.Edward Payson's "Unsigned" recounts a year in the lives of three rock bands who haven't made it… yet.The band at the center of Nina Gilden Seavey's "The Ballad of Bering Strait" move from their native Russia to the heart of country music, Nashville, to make their dreams come true.Victor Mignatti's "This Time" offers a candid look at determination against all odds for six performers who feel their shot at stardom is just around the corner. Finally, Mark Meatto's "How »

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Take an Inside Look at Mother Russia with Indiewire @ Hulu Docs

14 February 2014 7:23 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With all eyes on Sochi for the Olympic Games for most of this month, Indiewire's latest curated selections for Hulu's Documentaries page explores host country Russia. Watch these and other docs now for free!Modern-day politics, ideology, and the cult of personality around Russia's president is the focus of Lise Birk Pederson's bracing "Putin's Kiss."Cyril Tuschi's "Khodorkovsky" reveals how the country's former richest citizen became a political prisoner after challenging President Putin.Post-Soviet prisoners are also the subject of Maria Yatskova-Ibrahimova's "Miss Gulag," focused on a Siberian prison camp beauty pageant.A pair of films offer cross-cultural exchanges through music: Nina Gilden Seavey's "The Ballad of Bering Strait" follows a Russian country band as it adjusts to life in rural Tennessee, while Petter Ringbom's "The Russian Winter" chronicles former Fugees musician John Forté's re-emergence from prison to recording an album in »

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