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  1. Salaam Dunk: Film Review

    12:16 pm 6/30/2011

    Relentlessly positive but tough when necessary, coach Ryan Bubalo of an Iraqi women's basketball team inspires both determination and loyalty among team members in this sports-oriented doc.Read more

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  2. Wish Me Away: Film Review

    4:20 pm 6/28/2011

    The documentary from director-producers Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf centers on the coming out of country singer Chely Wright.Read more

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  3. LAFF 2011 Winners Announced

    1:48 pm 6/26/2011

    "Familiar Ground," "Wish Me Away" take top Narrative and Documentary Awards respectively.Read more

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  4. Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul: Film Review

    3:51 pm 6/24/2011

    A lively account of Westerners’ attempts to introduce skateboarding to Afghani youth, director Kai Sehr puts a positive spin on the seemingly intractable military and political crisis in Afghanistan.Read more

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  5. An Ordinary Family: Film Review

    2:20 pm 6/22/2011

    This gay “coming out” story from director Mike Akel and his writing and producing partner Matt Patterson gently merges family drama with many nicely realized comedic moments.Read more

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  6. Self Made: Film Review

    4:46 pm 6/21/2011

    Screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival this week, the first documentary from British conceptual artist Gillian Wearing chronicles a three-week Method workshop. Read more

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  7. Leave it on the Floor: Film Review

    4:38 pm 6/21/2011

    The low-budget African-American musical by director Sheldon Larry illustrates the possibilities.Read more

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  8. Broken Tower: Film Review

    6:25 am 6/21/2011

    James Franco’s biopic of gay poet Hart Crane, playing at the Los Angeles Film Festival, may serve better as his thesis film than as a commercial release.Read more

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  9. The Tiniest Place: Film Review

    6:37 pm 6/20/2011

    The firsr feature-length documentary from Tatiana Huezo Sánchez centers on a remote village in the center of El Salvador.Read more

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  10. Unraveled: Film Review

    1:33 pm 6/20/2011

    The documentary centers on attorney Marc Dreier, who embezzled more than $400 million from hedge funds and private individuals.Read more

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