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    Amir Bar-Lev Likes to Make People a Little Uncomfortable

    In an exclusive interview with Indiewire, the 'Happy Valley' director explains how he elicits 'uncomfortable' reactions with the truth.

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    Why 'Mockingjay, Part 1' and the Penn State Documentary 'Happy Valley' Are Kind of the Same Movie

    What do a dystopian YA blockbuster and the story of the sex-abuse scandal that rocked a college football legend have in common? Our need for heroes, and the damage it can do.

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    Watch: Amir Bar-Lev Describes the Ghost Film of 'Happy Valley'

    Director Amir Bar-Lev describes "Happy Valley" as two films; one is the film he intended to make, about the Penn State scandal, while the other is what he calls "the ghost film," which is the story of how he went about putting it all together.

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    As Sandusky Supporter Seeks to Discredit 'Happy Valley,' the Film's Director Responds

    Amir Bar-Lev's look at the fallout of the Sandusky case at Penn State has been generating conversations since Sundance. But with the film opening this week, its topic has reignited the controversy all over again.

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    'Happy Valley' DOC NYC Director Bar-Lev Walks Into the Nittany Lions Den

    When it’s suggested to director Amir Bar-Lev that making his latest documentary was a bit like going into combat, he picks up the metaphorical football and runs with it. “We parachuted in and we crossed DMZ over and over again for two years,” he said, adding, “some of the footage we shot in Happy Va...

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    Why 'Happy Valley' May Change Your Mind About the Penn State Scandal

    At a New York screening last night, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas introduced Amir Bar-Lev's latest documentary on the Penn State scandal and challenged us all to open our minds to all perspectives of the events that occurred.

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    Watch: 'Happy Valley' Trailer Exposes the Sandusky Penn State Scandal

    Distributed by Music Box Films, here's the trailer for director Amir Bar-Lev's documentary on the unveiling of sex offender Jerry Sandusky.

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