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    Alex Gibney, Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon Pen Anti-Death Penalty Op-ed

    Alex Gibney and Robert Redford are the executive producers of "Death Row Stories," a CNN docuseries that premiered March 9th and explores different cases of capital crimes, raising pressing questions about the death penalty and process. Susan Sarandon, who won an Oscar for her role in "Dead Man Walk...

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    Director Alex Gibney's IDA Speech on The Folly of Objectivity and Why He's Drawn to Abuses of Power

    At their annual awards ceremony last Sunday, The International Documentary Association (IDA) presented Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney with the 2013 Career Achievement Award.

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    5 Films About Real-Life Sporting Controversies

    It will surprise exactly no one to learn that few of us here at the Playlist ever sat at the jocks’ table in high school and only a very few of really count ourselves as major sports fans. However there are aspects of modern sporting culture that, whether or not we find ourselves transfixed by the s...

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    Watch: Alex Gibney Investigates the Rise and Fall of Lance Armstrong in 'The Armstrong Lie' Trailer

    Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer") has quickly evolved as a filmmaker synonymous with rise and fall character portraits.

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    International Documentary Association to Honor Alex Gibney and Laura Poitras

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced their top award recipients for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards to be held on Dec 6. The 2013 Career Achievement Award will be presented to Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney. Known for his critical, investigative pi...

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    Filmmakers and Artists Gather in Support of John Greyson and Tarek Loubani

    Filmmakers Atom Egoyan, Alex Gibney, and Sarah Polley joined John Greyson's sister, Cecilia Greyson, TIFF Lightbox head Noah Cowan and the writer Michael Ondaatje to represent the arts and filmmaking community's plea to release filmmaker John Greyson and his friend Dr. Tarek Loubani from their holdi...

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    Venice Review: Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Documentary 'The Armstrong Lie'

    The last few years have seen sport of all kinds haunted by the specter of doping, with everyone from Barry Bonds to Alex Rodriguez linked to the use of banned substances. But the name that is likely to forever be linked with drugs cheating in sports is Lance Armstrong. Thanks to his seven victories ...

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    Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition; James Franco, Alex Gibney, Hayao Miyazaki, Sean Durkin and Kevin Macdonald Among Them

    The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival added over 75 titles to its lineup this morning, including new films from Guillaume Canet, Hayao Miyazaki, Sean Durkin, Clio Barnard, James Franco, Johnnie To, Alex Gibney, John Turturro, Kevin Macdonald and Fred Schepisi.

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    New Films From Terry Gilliam, Hayao Miyazaki, David Gordon Green & Jonathan Glazer Top 70th Venice Film Festival Line-Up

    After a weighty first announcement for this year's TIFF earlier in the week, eyes turned across the Atlantic this morning to the reveal of the line-up for the 70th Venice Film Festival, which precedes Toronto by about a week. We already knew the festival was opening with Alfonso Cuaron's hotly-antic...

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    Review: Provocative Doc 'We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks' Is Essential Immediate Viewing

    Titles can be sticky, none moreso than “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks.” The “we” mentioned could be speaking in first-person perspective in regards to the muckracking online collective, which helped power the biggest security breach in government history. Then again, is the story of WikiL...

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