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Nonfiction night out

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The brethren have spoken. Tonight, the Intl. Documentary Assn. hosts its 19th annual awards gala, granting peer recognition to feature-length, short, TV and student categories, as well as for…

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The Fog of War

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Directors: Errol Morris. Topic: Examines former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s pivotal role in modern history during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Financier: Sony Pictures Classics Budget…

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Balseros

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Directors: Carlos Bosch, Jose Maria Domenech Topic: Seven Cubans arrive in the United States on makeshift rafts and struggle to attain the American Dream. Financier: TV3 (Public Television of…

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Bus 174

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Director: Jose Padilha Topic: Tense, thriller-like docu starts with a bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro and the taking of hostages, then cuts to where the attacker’s violent life began — the dirty…

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The Agronomist

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Director: Jonathan Demme Topic: Life and death of Haitian journalist and human-rights activist Jean Dominique. Financier: Demme financed most of the film himself, until advances from French…

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My Flesh and Blood

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Director: Jonathan Karsh Topic: Unusual California family headed by Susan Tom, who has adopted 11 special-needs children. Financier: Filmmakers embarked on the project with no financing in place…

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Docu dozen on deck

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The shortlist is in, and the race is on. The Academy's documentary committee has chosen the 12 pictures that will contend for Oscar nominations between now and Jan. 27, when the five nominees are…

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