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Silicone Soul: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Melody Gilbert Doc

Melody Gilbert's documentary Silicone Soul is having its East Coast premiere at the IFC Center on Saturday. While silicone dolls may never hit the mainstream recent attempts to do so have been met with some resistance. Recently, here in Toronto someone tried to launch a silicone doll brothel. The doors never opened. Understandably this was probably not the way to warm up the public to the idea of inanimate casual partners. Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you today. Check it out below. Like a true-to-life version of the acclaimed indie hit Lars And The Real Girl, Melody Gilbert’s fascinating, offbeat and emotionally rich documentary Silicone Soul takes us into the unique lives of people engaged in...

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Director Melody Gilbert Gets "Disconnected" (Watch it Now Free)

In "Disconnected  -  available in its entirety at the bottom of this page courtesy of SnagFilms - director Melody Gilbert follows three college students who go computer-less for three weeks. "Disconnected" Director: Melody Gilbert Producers: Tom Schmidt, Caitlin Magnusson, Chel Lundin Editor: Andrew Tatge Website: http://www.disconnecteddocumentary.com [Disclosure: SnagFilms is the parent company of Indiewire] The doc, "Disconnected" is available free on SnagFilms (and at the end of this article). This interview with Melody Gilbert is part of an ongoing series of SnagFilm filmmaker profiles that will be featured weekly on Indiewire. SnagFilms is the parent company of Indiewire. Give us the 140 character description of your film. Three college students try to give up their computers for a month. Follow Carleton College students as they go through "digital detox." Alright, now elaborate. Three...
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2011 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival: Official Slections

The 8th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is all set to run for ten days this Feb. 11-20 in Missoula, Montana. This year, the fest will have a whopping 140 film programs, a growth that necessitates an expansion from its regular home at the Historic Wilma Theatre — where it will occupy two screens — to also feature screenings at the former Pipestone Mountaineering store.

Special events at the fest include a free opening night screening of How to Die in Oregon sponsored by HBO Documentary Films. The film, directed by Peter D. Richardson, examines the impact the legalization of physician-assisted suicide has had on the state. (In 1994, Oregon was the first state to legalize the practice.)

Also, indie rock band Yo La Tengo will perform their acclaimed live score of the films of pioneering French underwater documentary film director Jean Painlevé, something they have done for other film festivals all over the world.
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