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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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    Full AFI DOCS Slate Includes Holbrook's 'Twain' Odyssey, 'Overnighters' and Alex Gibney Tribute

    AFI DOCS has unveiled its full 2014 program, a slate of 84 buzzed-about films from 28 countries that will unspool from June 18-22 in Washington DC and Silver Spring, MD.

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    Kino Lorber Takes Alex Gibney's Fela Kuti Doc, 'Finding Fela' - Will Open On August 1 At IFC Center In NY

    Kino Lorber Takes Alex Gibney's Fela Kuti Doc, 'Finding Fela' - Will Open On August 1 At IFC Center In NY

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    Gibney's 'Finding Fela' Nabbed by Kino Lorber; Dino Doc 'Dinosaur 13' Gets Summer Release Date

    News today for two hot docs out of this past Sundance: Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela," on the revolutionary creator of Afrobeat music, now has North American distribution from Kino Lorber, while Todd Miller's "Dinosaur 13," scooped up in Park City by CNN Films, has a theatrical day-and-date set from L...

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    Alex Gibney Is the Guggenheim Honoree for AFI DOCS 2014

    The American Film Institute’s documentary festival, AFI DOCS, will honor Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) as its 2014 Charles Guggenheim honoree during the fest’s 12th edition, running June 18-22 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

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