New documentary about the Olympia band KARP

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By Josef Buchanan in New Film on Thursday 26 April 2012

There was once a band named KARP. They quickly dominated the scene in Olympia and then set out for world domination, one song at a time. This documentary tells the story of their legacy from start to finish in great fashion.

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Martin Parr shows his sweet tooth in this new film

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By Matt Wicks in New Film on Thursday 26 April 2012

I’m so happy the Teddy Grays family let Magnum photographer Martin Parr loose with a camera in their 194 year-old sweet factory, otherwise this documentary might never have existed. A beautifully intimate portrait of a family business frozen in time, with characters almost as old as the copper pots, who painstakingly churn out endless pear […]

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The Age of Champions: a doco about elderly athletes

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By Sabrina Hornung in New Film on Thursday 29 March 2012

The Age of Champions is a documentary that follows the paths of a few seniors training and participating in the senior games. The participants range in age from their early eighties up to a hundred year-old tennis player. The film was incredibly inspiring and it is refreshing to see people with such healthy souls and […]

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Girl Model documentary: premiering at SXSW in Austin

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By Zolton in New Film on Friday 9 March 2012

Premiering at SXSW, which kicks off this weekend, this brilliant documentary chronicles the disturbing world of model scouting in Eastern Europe, where young girls are taken away from their homes and families with the promises of riches, only to be exploited by unscrupulous agents for the Japanese market. Unsettling, but fascinatingly so.

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New documentary about an 85-year old sushi master

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By The Urban Grocer in New Film on Thursday 8 March 2012

This is the story of Jiro Ono: an 85-year old sushi master and owner of Tokyo’s renowned three Michelin starred restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. Often touted as the world’s best sushi chef, Jiro-san’s relentless pursuit to create the perfect piece of sushi forms the focus of this stunning documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

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Adopt a filmmaker at a New Orleans rooftop screening

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By Shellen in New Film on Wednesday 7 March 2012

Indie documentary fans may remember a gem called 45365 that hit South By South West a few years ago. The infamous Ross brothers have a new film at this year’s festival and, like so many artists, they’re looking for Kickstarter help. What sets their campaign apart are the prizes. For $6, they’ll drink a toast […]

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PressPausePlay: a documentary on digital media

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By Jessie Algar in New Film on Wednesday 25 January 2012

PressPausePlay is not your everyday documentary on digital media. It showcases a bunch of ‘artists’ and their scattered opinions on democratized culture in terms of the lack of limitations holding back today’s artista from creating. It won a couple awards, too. No surprise.

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A documentary about human rights, Buddhism, and art

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By Jeff Katz in New Film on Thursday 13 October 2011

This feature documentary about the collision of Human Rights, Buddhism, and art as a weapon for peace in Burma needs your help. Check out the teaser above and the Kickstarter campaign.

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Documentary about an eight year old’s imaginary world

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By Inês Machado in New Film on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Jibberland shows the insight of an imaginary world created and explored by and eight year old, reminding us of how far your imagination can take you and how easy it is to be creative for a child. It also helps that Marie is probably the coolest kid I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.

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Genius On Hold music video by Australian band The Kin

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By Daniel Rolnik in New Music on Thursday 25 August 2011

Thorald and Isaac Koren of The Kin have written an original song for the documentary, Genius on Hold, with the help of producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, New York Dolls). The film is about an inventor who turns to the mafia for revenge after his patents are stolen by the Bell telephone company.

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Documentary series celebrating extraordinary women

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By Phoebe Hartley in New Film on Tuesday 22 March 2011

To commemorate the centenary of International Women’s Day, Australian filmmaker Phoebe Hartley has launched an online documentary series celebrating extraordinary women. EXTRAORDINARY consists of eight projected episodes, with the pilot live now on a dedicated website, and the remainder to be uploaded regularly in the coming months. The videos profile women from a broad range of backgrounds, each one a cinematic snapshot of the contemporary female experience.

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Endless Summer Forever: photos by Phil Jackson

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By Narrw Sprrw in New Photography on Friday 5 November 2010

Phil Jackson is a semi-nomadic skateboarder, artist and documentary photographer. Still shooting film and making zines he’s everything you like about Larry Clark or Nan Goldin, but with more hopping fences to skate pools and much less heroin addiction and domestic abuse.

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Marwencol: Grand Jury prize winning documentary

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By Chris Shellen in New Film on Monday 27 September 2010

With so many faux-documentaries out there, you’d think that the real world wasn’t interesting anymore. But Marwencol proves otherwise. After a brutal attack left him with brain damage, Mark Hogancamp created a bizarre and wonderful 1/6-scale Barbie-sized world in his backyard that has to be seen to be believed. The film won the Grand Jury […]

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Life in a Day

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Friday 23 July 2010

On July 24th, filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald invite you to submit footage of your life taken in a 24-hour span of time. They will edit the most compelling moments into a feature film that ideally will document one day on earth through the eyes of people around the world.

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What Alien life would look like

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By Casper Johansson in New Trends on Thursday 15 July 2010

The pre-eminent scientist Stephen Hawking has envisioned what our most far flung neighbors might look like, using the latest computer technology, for the new documentary series, Into The Universe. Hmm, it’s not too dissimilar to what you might find on the People of Walmart blog. Right? We joke! We joke!

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