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August 20, 2008 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
A candid look at one of America's most innovative composers, an inspirational story of a Tibetan monk who survived decades of torture, and a gritty examination of notorious gangs are among the 18 feature and four short documentaries making up this year's edition of the International Documentary Assn.'s DocuWeek. Developed to give filmmakers an opportunity to qualify for Oscar consideration by providing the theatrical platform necessary to be considered for an Academy Award nomination, DocuWeek opens Friday and continues through Aug. 28 at the ArcLight theaters in Hollywood and Sherman Oaks.
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October 23, 2006 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
A musical about life in a North Korean concentration camp that features heartbreaking lyrics, such as, "In my dreams I can still see my starving brothers and sisters," drew standing-room-only crowds brought in by the busload during its four-night Los Angeles run, which ended Sunday.
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February 22, 2006 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps not since Mel Brooks conceived "Springtime for Hitler" in the comedy "The Producers" has there been such an unlikely premise for a musical. Chorus lines of goose-stepping soldiers and emaciated political prisoners will prance across the stage when "Yoduk Story," a tear-jerker about a North Korean concentration camp whose name has the resonance of Auschwitz for some Koreans, opens here next month.
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