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    HBO Acquires Rights to 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' for Fall Debut

    Directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and produced by Mick Jagger

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    HBO Slates James Brown Doc from Alex Gibney

    Workhorse Alex Gibney's latest documentary "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" will debut on HBO Monday, October 27.

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    Review: Alex Gibney's Fela Kuti Documentary 'Finding Fela!'

    The legendary musician, producer, innovator and thinker Brian Eno once famously called the Nigerian Afrobeat meter one of the three greatest drumbeats of the 1970s (along with Germany’s propulsive Motorik pulse and James Brown's Stubblefield-driven funky drummer groove). And Eno's early declarations...

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    How Alex Gibney Found Nigerian Superstar Fela Kuti

    Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti provides a fascinating subject for frequent music documentarian Alex Gibney in "Finding Fela," which was well-reviewed at Sundance and opens in theaters Friday via Kino Lorber.

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    Review: Alex Gibney's 'Finding Fela' Provides an Entertaining Primer for the Fela Novice

    We never really “find” Fela in this film, which of course is not the point. So prolific and contradictory a figure as he was, no 2-hour foray into his life and music could ever fully do him justice.

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    Why Documentarian Alex Gibney Made a Movie About the Life of Fela Kuti

    Director Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side," "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room") took on "Finding Fela," an immersive portrait of the life of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, by combining recently re-found footage with a recounting of the Broadway production "Fela!." Gibney's latest d...

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    Ahead of 'Finding Fela's' Release, Watch Femi Kuti Speak on His Father’s Legacy, Politics & Afrobeat

    At one point, it was rumored that the son would play the father in the Fela biopic that's been set up at Focus Features for many years now.

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    CNN to Air Three More 'Death Row Stories' Starting Next Sunday

    CNN's original series "Death Row Stories" is set to return to the news channel next Sunday, July 13, with three new episodes debuting on successive Sundays.

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    First Trailer For Alex Gibney's Fela Kuti Doc, 'Finding Fela' Debuts (Opens 8/1)

    Kino Lorber will open Alex Gibney's film on August 1 at IFC Center in NY

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    AFI DOCS Releases Complete Film Line-Up, Plans to Honor Alex Gibney at Guggenheim Symposium

    The festival's roster of Catalyst Screenings feature post-screening panel discussions with filmmakers, field experts and policymakers.

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