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In Oscar Documentary Race, First Time Can Be the Charm

In Oscar Documentary Race, First Time Can Be the Charm
It’s never easy being green, but if you’re a documentary filmmaker it can have its advantages. Especially come Oscar season.

In the past two decades, 12 directors have taken home the Academy Award for their very first documentary theatrical feature. They include Ezra Edelman (“O.J.: Made in America”), Louie Psihoyos (“The Cove”) and Malik Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugarman”). Those films beat out docus made by veteran nonfiction helmers like Kirby Dick (“The Invisible War”), Wim Wenders (“Pina”) and Oscar winner Roger Ross Williams (“Life Animated”).

When it comes to receiving a nomination in the documentary feature category, the odds are even better. In the last decade more than 20 first time feature docu helmers have nabbed an Oscar nod. They include Ellen Kuras (“The Betrayal — Nerakhoon”), Sebastian Junger and the late Tim Hetherington (“Restrepo”), Charles Ferguson (“No End in Sight”) and John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (“Finding Vivian Maier”).

Comparatively, in the last 10 years,
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Israeli artists sound alarm over growing censorship

Israeli artists sound alarm over growing censorship
According to local filmmakers, the recent suppression of documentary Beyond The Fear is just one episode in a quickening erosion of artistic freedom in Israel.

As Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre began to roll on the opening night of the Jerusalem Film Festival in the picturesque Sultan’s Pool amphitheatre in early July, another screening was kicking off just metres above the spectators’ heads.

On a terrace overlooking the event, some 50 film-makers and producers had gathered for a protest screening of Maria Kravchenko and the late Herz Frank’s Beyond The Fear.

They included The Kindergarten Teacher director Nadav Lapid; Keren Yedaya, who won Cannes’ Camera d’Or for her debut work Or; Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, whose credits include the award-winning The Law In These Parts; and Shlomi Elkabetz, co-director of the Golden Globe-nominated Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem which premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in May 2014 and went on to win best film at
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Motorcycle Diaries: Curry Sees VanDyke Grow From Boy To Rebel

As kids, nearly everyone falls in love with the idea of throwing caution to the wind and buckling down for endless adventures into the great unknown. As we grow up most of us accept the comforts of familiarity and the rhythms and reliability of our network of loving friends and family, inevitably packing up our dreams of adventure along with our stuffed animals and action figures. Apparently, this thought never occurred for Matthew VanDyke, who grew up watching Alby Mangels’s cavalier travelogue World Safari films, transfixed by the idea of traversing the Earth’s wildest corners with camera in hand.

After graduating from Georgetown University with a Master’s in Security Studies in the Middle East, VanDyke felt compelled to follow in his idol’s footsteps, bought a camera and motorcycle and took off across the the Arab world
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Updated '5 Broken Cameras' Oscar Contender Detained En Route to Oscars, Issues Statement: "Example of what my people face every day"

Updated '5 Broken Cameras' Oscar Contender Detained En Route to Oscars, Issues Statement:
Update: Emad Burnat, co-director of "5 Broken Cameras," has issued a statement about his and his family's detention at Lax en route to the Oscars: "Last night, on my way from Turkey to Los Angeles, CA, my family and I were held at Us immigration for about an hour and questioned about the purpose of my visit to the United States. Immigration officials asked for proof that I was nominated for an Academy Award® for the documentary 5 Broken Cameras and they told me that if I couldn't prove the reason for my visit, my wife Soraya, my son Gibreel and I would be sent back to Turkey on the same day. "After 40 minutes of questions and answers, Gibreel asked me why we were still waiting in that small room. I simply told him the truth: 'Maybe we'll have to go back.' I could see his heart sink. "Although this was an unpleasant experience,
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Michael Moore aids detained Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker

Michael Moore aids detained Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker
Michael Moore couldn’t save Flint, Michigan’s auto plants in the ’80s — but he did help to get Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat released from Lax’s detention room last night. Burnat is currently up for a Best Documentary Oscar for his film 5 Broken Cameras.

Burnat and his family arrived in Los Angeles last night in order to attend this week’s Academy Awards ceremony. But before they could exit the city’s main airport, they were “held at Us immigration for about an hour and questioned about the purpose of my visit to the United States,” Burnat said in a statement.
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Oscar-Nominated Palestinian Filmmaker Detained at LAX, Michael Moore Intervenes

Oscar-Nominated Palestinian Filmmaker Detained at LAX, Michael Moore Intervenes
The first Palestinian documentary filmmaker nominated for an Academy Award, Emad Burnat on Tuesday narrowly avoided a mix up that could have barred him from attending the ceremony. Burnat, the co-director of the film 5 Broken Cameras, was detained along with his family by immigration officials after arriving at LAX, his representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was released after questioning. Michael Moore, a governor of the Academy's documentary branch and a champion of Burnat's film, tweeted about the incident in detail late Tuesday.

"Emad, his wife & 8-yr old son were placed in a holding area and told they didn't have the proper invitation on them to attend the Oscars," he wrote.

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Oscar 2013: The nominations revealed ...

Oscar 2013: The nominations revealed ...
Who’s in, who’s out?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally settled the debate with its announcement of nominees for the 85th Academy Awards. Lincoln leads the pack with 12 nominations, followed by Life of Pi with 11.

Analysis is to come, but below are the contenders for the ceremony, which will take place Feb. 24.

Best Picture

Amour

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington,
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Oscar Doc Race Narrows to 15

Oscar Doc Race Narrows to 15
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 films in the ever-controversial Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards. A whopping 126 pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:    "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," Never Sorry LLC    "Bully," The Bully Project LLC    "Chasing Ice," Exposure    "Detropia," Loki Films    "Ethel," Moxie Firecracker Films    "5 Broken Cameras," Guy DVD Films    "The Gatekeepers," Les Films du Poisson, Dror Moreh Productions, Cinephil    "The House I Live In," Charlotte Street Films, LLC    "How to Survive a Plague," How to Survive a Plague LLC    "The...
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Kino Lorber Acquires Sundance Winner '5 Broken Cameras'

Kino Lorber Acquires Sundance Winner '5 Broken Cameras'
Kino Lorber, Inc. has acquired all North American rights to the documentary "5 Broken Cameras," winner of the World Cinema Directing Award at the recently wrapped 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The company plans to release it theatrically in late summer, followed by a home video and digital release at the end of the year. Full release below: Kino Lorber Acquires All Us Rights To Award-winning Doc 5 Broken Cameras (2012) Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival New York, NY – February 3, 2012 - Kino Lorber, Inc. (www.kinolorber.com) is proud to announce the acquisition of all Us rights to the acclaimed documentary 5 Broken Cameras (2012), a daring chronicle of resistance in the West Bank by first-time Palestinian director Emad Burnat and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi. Filmed from the perspective of a Palestinian farm laborer (i.e. co-director Emad Burnat), 5 Broken Cameras was shot using five...
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