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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “Contemporary Documentaries”

26 March 2012 12:10 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: Oscar®-nominated documentary short subjects “Poster Girl” and “Killing in the Name” and the documentary feature “Quest for Honor” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 30th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

Directed by Sara Nesson, who produced the film with Mitchell W. Block, “Poster Girl” follows former cheerleader and Army magazine cover subject Robynn Murray as she deals with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder following her return from Iraq. The film earned a 2010 Academy Award® nomination for Documentary Short Subject. Block will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.

Killing in the Name” tells the story of Ashraf, a man who has devoted his life to opposing terrorism within the Muslim community since »

- Josh Abraham

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The Academy’s Contemporary Docs Return with Exit Through The Gift Shop And Catfish

16 March 2012 12:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off Part Two of its 30th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” screening series with the 2010 Oscar®-nominated feature “Exit through the Gift Shop” and “Catfish” on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

Exit through the Gift Shop” follows a videographer named Thierry Guetta, who attempts to document the work of some of the world’s best-known guerrilla street artists. When the artist known only as Banksy questions Guetta’s intentions, however, and seizes control of the film, the roles of filmmaker and subject are reversed. Directed by Banksy and produced by Jaimie D’Cruz, “Exit through the Gift Shop” earned an Academy Award® nomination for Documentary Feature.

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project, »

- Michelle McCue

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