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Six Documentaries You Shouldn’t Miss This Year 2013

Six Documentaries You Shouldn’t Miss This Year 2013

Six Early 2013 Documentaries You Shouldn’t Miss, Hey Bartender, Koch, Room 237, Bending Steel, A Band Called Death, The Project,

With the cost of movie-quality cameras becoming affordable in recent years, there’s hardly anything stopping somebody from picking up a camera and making a documentary about just about anything. In many ways, the last decade or so has really been the golden age of documentaries. With audiences paying more attention to big screen documentaries than ever, the quality of what is coming out from documentary filmmakers is astounding. Of course, that also means that more and more documentaries are being released to theaters than ever before – often unfortunately in limited release – and that means you’ve likely missed some great ones.

Sundance Film Festival Rock and Roll Documentary “MUSCLE SHOALS” Gets a Fall 2013 Release Date | TRAILER

Sundance Film Festival Rock and Roll Documentary “MUSCLE SHOALS” Gets a Fall 2013 Release Date | TRAILER

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The rock and roll documentary “MUSCLE SHOALS” which premiered earlier this year at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival will open September 27, 2013 at the IFC Center in NY and nationwide on VOD, and October 11th in LA. At the heart of the story is Rick Hall who managed to convince musical superstars like Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Etta James to come to Alabama and record their hit albums. He is responsible for creating the “Muscle Shoals sound” and The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start their own successful studio

Comedy Documentary “THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!” to Get A September Release | TRAILER

Comedy Documentary “THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!” to Get A September Release | TRAILER

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!, directed by comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!, directed by comedians Negin Farsad  and Dean Obeidallah will open in theaters in September, with New York on September 20 at the Quad Cinema. The film follows a band of Muslim-American comedians – “Muzzies” – lead by Farsad and Obeidallah as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia with the only weapons they have:  jokes! 

Documentary “I AM BREATHING” Life-affirming film about man with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease in Theaters This Fall 2013

Documentary “I AM BREATHING” Life-affirming film about man with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease in Theaters This Fall 2013

I AM BREATHING A Film By Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon

The documentary “I AM BREATHING” which played at many prestigious international film festivals will make its U.S. theatrical premiere in New York Sept. 6-12 at IFC Center and in Los Angeles Sept. 13-19 at Laemmle Music Hall with additional national screenings to follow. In I AM BREATHING, filmmakers Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon craft a life-affirming portrait of the last months of Neil Platt, a 34-year-old architect and father from England diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease also known as Motor Neuron Disease (MND) in the UK.

Documentary ZIPPER Gets A Release Date

Documentary ZIPPER Gets A Release Date

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ZIPPER a documentary about “greed, politics, land use and public policy’ and the battle over the Coney Island amusement district in New York City will be in theaters this Summer. The film will open at the IFC Center in New York City on August 9th, 2013.

Documentary LEWD & LASCIVIOUS World Premiere to Sold Out Audience at 2013 Frameline

Documentary LEWD & LASCIVIOUS World Premiere to Sold Out Audience at 2013 Frameline

Lewd & Lascivious

The documentary LEWD & LASCIVIOUS had its sold out World Premiere at the 2013 FRAMELINE LGBT Film Festival in San Francisco. LEWD & LASCIVIOUS directed by Dr. Jallen Rix documents police harassment and public abuse on New Year’s Day 1965 of a gay and lesbian Mardi Gras Costume Ball attendees and how it changed the Gay civil rights landscape in San Francisco.

Documentary “MISS YOU CAN DO IT” To Premiere on HBO on June 24th

Documentary “MISS YOU CAN DO IT” To Premiere on HBO on June 24th

MISS YOU CAN DO IT Documentary

MISS YOU CAN DO IT directed by award-winning documentary director Ron Davis will premeire on HBO on June 24th. MISS YOU CAN DO IT chronicles Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa USA 2008 and the first woman with a disability to compete at the Miss USA Pageant, and eight girls with various physical and intellectual disabilities as the girls participate in Abbey’s Miss You Can Do It Pageant. Abbey founded the annual Miss You Can Do It Pageant in 2004 and girls and their families travel from all around the country to participate in this one night where their inner beauty and abilities reign.

USTA calls fault against VENUS AND SERENA Documentary

USTA calls fault against VENUS AND SERENA Documentary

Venus and Serena Documentary

The filmmakers of a documentary about Venus and Serena Williams face a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Tennis Association. In the lawsuit filed Friday, the USTA claims copyright infringement after the filmmakers of VENUS AND SERENA allegedly used unlicensed video footage from the U.S. Open without permission.

Documentary OXYANA Exposes OxyContin Drug Epidemic in Oceana, West Virginia

Documentary OXYANA Exposes OxyContin Drug Epidemic in Oceana, West Virginia

OXYANA
OXYANA

Sean Dunne makes his feature-film-directing debut with the documentary, OXYANA which looks at the OxyContin epidemic in the West Virginia town of Oceana. OXYANA had it’s world premiere earlier this year at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, where the film received a Special Jury Mention in the World Documentary Competition, as well as a nod for Best New Documentary Director for filmmaker Sean Dunne. OXYANA will be released by the filmmakers for sale starting July 1, 2013.