Edinbugh set to open with ‘Guard’ – A third of the program consists of docs, with a strong American presence including helmer Danfang Dennis’ “Hell and Back Again,” which nabbed the World Cinema jury prize for doc at Sundance; Liz Garbus’ “Bobby Fisher Against the World,” about the late chess champ, which also played Sundance; and Morgan Neville’s “Troubadours,” about the Hollywood club.

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The 10th Ashland Independent Film Festival launched yesterday here in the rolling hills of the Rogue Valley. As ever, it promises an invigorating mix of not-found-in-multiplex fare, close encounters with filmmakers, a wonderful setting, and a richly varied calendar of events, all rolled into 5 chockablock days.

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Having lived through the Great Singer-Songwriter Scare of the early 1970s, I had mixed feelings before I saw the documentary Troubadours. Check out the rest of the review at LA Weekly.