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“Lifeline: Clyfford Still” will make its world premiere at DOC NYC

Source:  Bloomberg Clyfford Still was not an easy man. He called the paintings of fellow abstract expressionist Barnett Newman “pathetic” and referred to influential art critic Clement Greenberg as “a small and lecherous man.”  He destroyed one of his own canvases by...

Chuck Todd talks about the Meet the Press Film Festival

Source:  TheWrap Ahead of the third annual Meet the Press Film Festival, anchor Chuck Todd and executive producer John Reiss spoke to TheWrap about expanding the Sunday show’s brand to keep up with the changing media landscape. “I don’t know how else to do this job in...

First trailer released for Toronto-bound “Women Make Film”

Source:  Variety Dogwoof and Hopscotch Films have released the first trailer for Mark Cousins’ 14-hour documentary “Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema,” which will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. Narrated by...

TIFF will screen a 14-hour documentary on female directors

Source:  IndieWire At last year's Toronto International Film Festival, documentary essayist Mark Cousins unveiled an ambitious new project: “Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Film,” which presents an alternative approach to film history exclusively through...

“For Sama” wins top documentary award at Cannes Film Festival

Sources:  FRONTLINE and The Hollywood Reporter "For Sama" — a documentary telling the story of one woman’s journey through love, motherhood, war, and survival over five years of the Syrian conflict — was awarded the Golden Eye for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes...

“Hope Frozen” and “For Sama” win top prizes at Hot Docs

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary film festival, named director Pailin Wedel's "Hope Frozen" the winner of its best international feature prize. "Hope Frozen" follows a Ph.D. in laser science who loses his two-year-old...

“For Sama”, “Exit 12” win top documentary awards at SXSW

Sources: Realscreen and Film Threat Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ "For Sama" was awarded the top prize in the Documentary Feature category at the 26th annual SXSW Film Festival Awards on Tuesday. In 2011, a peaceful uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s brutal...