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[30 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
4K Content in Demand? Will HD to 4K Upconversions Fill the Pipeline for Now?

Earlier this week, Amazon Prime joined Netflix as the second major subscription streaming service in the US to jump into the 4K game, announcing the launch of its much-anticipated new 4K UHD streaming service. (Amazon also announced 4K availability in the UK for October.)

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[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Autism Support & Advocacy: Three Films That Explore Living With Autism Spectrum Disorder

In the last decade, awareness of autism has expanded broadly in large part due to the money raised and spent by the advocacy organization, Autism Speaks. For most people, Autism Speaks is their entry point into learning about autism spectrum disorder either through searches on the web or their wide reaching marketing efforts. However, earlier this year, a group of autism advocates started the Boycott Autism Speaks campaign in order to raise awareness about the inner workings and fear mongering tactics of the fundraising behemoth. Today a ever growing number of activists are leading the charge for self-advocacy and their efforts to move the public discourse on autism away from a “causation and cure” mentality to one that allows autistic people to speak for themselves.

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[28 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
How to Maximize Your New Online Movie Subscriptions – aka Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus

So, you haven’t joined the masses in signing up for one or more of the online video subscriptions, but you’ve always wanted one. You suddenly receive an email notification from a loved one that they’ve given you the gift of Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu Plus. With each service adding new movies online every week, the question becomes “what do I watch?” If you are fan of learning, then we’ve got some interesting documentaries to recommend.

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[27 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Seven of the Most Interesting Documentaries To Stream Over the Holidays

Now that Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and Festivus (for the rest of us!) have passed, the presents have been opened, the dishes are done and we’re tired of explaining to our family members exactly what we do at our jobs – or listening to that elderly relative tell the same story about how something used to be – it’s time to relax. With all of the travel and time off from work, at some point you need to put your feet up and catch your breath.

The Cinema Libre family is here to tell you some of our favorite documentaries that can all be found streaming online that will help you explore new subject matters and have some fun along the way!

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[26 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Marijuana Documentaries That Will Change The Way You Smoke

Recently Indiana became the newest state to enter the fight to legalize marijuana, joining a growing number of states that have gotten into the business of cannabis. It is currently legal in 4 states and Washington D.C. with many more states proposing bills in the coming year.

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[19 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Shadow of Afghanistan: An Afghan War Documentary That Will Open Your Eyes

“’Shadow of Afghanistan’ is an important film for the Muslim community, as well, since they are misunderstood by so many since 9/11,” says filmmaker Bauman. “The Afghan people may see the way out of terrorism more clearly than most. As Commander Wakil Akbarzai says in our film, ‘Your planes were hijacked. My country was hijacked too.’ Wakil’s nephew Abdullah reminds us: ‘There were no Afghans involved in 9/11.’”

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[17 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Opening the Borders: Traveling to Cuba with Interesting Documentaries on Fidel Castro

At Cinema Libre Studio, we have long been looking at the complicated decades long struggle the US and Cuba have faced, and are proud of two films in our catalogue that take major activists and filmmakers into uncharted territory by exploring Fidel Castro’s relationship to the island nation of Cuba.

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[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
The DVD Santa Claus Wants You To Put Under Your Tree This Year!

For the documentary “Becoming Santa,” director Jeff Myers followed Jack on his journey to become Santa which entailed getting a custom Santa suit from Adele Saidy of ‘Adele’s of Hollywood,’ attending the ‘American Events Santa School’ taught by Susen Mesco in Denver and then Santa jobs. Along the way, Santa Jack rides in the 57th Annual Quincy Christmas Parade, rings a bell on a street corner in New York City for Volunteers of America and appears on the Susquehanna Railroad’s ‘Polar Express’ in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

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[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Ghost Documentaries: Lessons From The Ghosts of Christmas Past

Bah, humbug! It’s that time of the year again, and theaters all across the country are putting on productions of “A Christmas Carol.” The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens’ classic tale of how miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits that help him discover the spirit of Christmas.

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[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Wrestling Documentaries: The Underground World of Professional Wrestling

CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE marks Tim Disbrow’s feature-length directorial debut. The title refers to the disclaimer that all promoters include on their flyers given the unpredictable nature of wrestlers and the featured match-ups. Disbrow is a lifelong fan and started out to make a film about the merits of the indy circuit.” As Disbrow put it, “My goal when making this film was to show the struggle that these dedicated athletes must endure in order to become successful in this strange and unorthodox industry.”