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    Why Jagger & Gibney's 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' Is a Musical

    Alex Gibney loves music docs. From "The Blues" to "Finding Fela" and his in-the-works looks at Frank Sinatra and Janis Joplin, he's a music maven. So it's fitting that he and producer Mick Jagger take a musical slant on the Godfather of Soul in "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" (HBO, October 2...

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    What to Expect from Alex Gibney's HBO Doc 'Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown'

    Workhorse Alex Gibney's latest documentary 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' debuts on HBO on Monday, October 27. Gibney was given exclusive access to the Brown Estate archives. But is this an honest picture of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business?

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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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    'Finding Fela': 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 played in theater via Kino Lorber and hits iTunes and multiple digital platforms on October 31 and Cable Movies on Demand November 1.

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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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