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Outside the Frame: Documentary Filmmaker Louis Abelman Tries Twitter

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Do you tweet? I’m not being fresh: To “tweet” means to post a message (in 140 characters or less) to a Web service called Twitter. Some of Twitter’s most active users post

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The Indie Film Community’s Attitudes About the Web

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. I’ve been to Sundance. Yes, me! I’m no filmmaker, no deal-maker, no publicist — heck, I don’t even own a pair of Uggs — but I’ve had the incredible, memorable and exhilarating

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‘The Betrayal’ Nominated for an Academy Award

Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and some of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of the year took their rightful place on the list of nominees: The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath (POV 2009) Encounters at the End of the World by Werner Herzog The Garden by Scott Hamilton Kennedy Man

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Sundance ’09: Screenings and Parties

POV series producer Yance Ford writes in with a report on the screenings and parties from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. William Kunstler: Distrurbing the Universe had its premiere tonight at the new Sundance venue, Temple Theater. The Temple, now one of the largest venues at the festival, was filled to capacity for

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