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    'The Unknown Known' Review and Q & A: Errol Morris vs. Donald Rumsfeld

    It started in Telluride, the word that somehow Errol Morris didn't "nail" Donald Rumsfeld in his mano a mano confrontation in "The Unknown Known" (Participant, Radius TWC). While I am fascinated by this portrait of a man who was close to the seat of power in this country for decades, from the Nixon,...

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    DOC NYC Kicks Off November 14 with 131 Films; Opens with Errol Morris, Closes with Michel Gondry World Premiere

    DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the US, will return for its fourth year to the IFC Center with an expansive lineup of films, panels and guests. Running November 14-21, the fest will showcase 131 films and events, including screenings of 72 feature-length films and 39 shorts, as well as ...

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    Abraham Zapruder, Errol Morris, the Umbrella Man, JFK, and You

    Smithsonian Magazine recently printed a wonderful piece about a short film Errol Morris made in 2011, in which he placed a few seconds of Abraham Zapruder's famous film of the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy under a critical microscope.

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    Naomi Watts Joins Errol Morris' 'Fargo'-Esque Black Comedy 'Holland, Michigan'

    Documentarians-turned-feature-length-narrative filmmakers is a long and storied tradition and almost a rite of passage. Some of the greats—Krzysztof Kieslowski, Louis Malle, Luis Buñuel, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne—got their start working in the medium. And more recently, documentary names like Pau...

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    Venice 2013: A Guide To All The Films

    The lineup for the 70th Venice Film Festival has been unveiled, with new films from James Franco, Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Hayao Miyazaki, David Gordon Green, Kelly Reichardt, Xavier Dolan, Jonathan Glazer, Amos Gatai and Errol Morris all screening in competition.

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    Watch: Clips & Trailers From TIFF Entries Errol Morris' 'The Unknown Known,' Bruce McDonald's 'The Husband' & Many More

    With the Toronto International Film Festival underway, the fall movie season—as well as awards season—is officially upon us. Over the next eleven days, we’ll be bringing you our reviews and more coverage from ground. Since the festival has only just begun and we’ve already told you about some of our...

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    Venice Review: Errol Morris’ Donald Rumsfeld Documentary ‘The Unknown Known’

    As we inch towards another potential war in the Middle East, the last couple are still being pored over by filmmakers. We’re still likely some time away from the definitive takes on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we have seen a few solid films telling those stories in the last decade or so al...

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    Telluride Film Festival Review: Donald Rumsfeld Stumbles Through Half-Truths In Errol Morris' 'The Unknown Known,' And So Does the Doc

    Donald Rumsfeld stares straight at the camera and smiles a lot in "The Unknown Known," the latest single-interview documentary from Errol Morris, but his cheery demeanor never manages to convince. Revisiting turf he last explored with another portrait of a disgraced former defense secretary, the Osc...

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    Watch: Extended Clip From Errol Morris' Donald Rumsfeld Doc 'The Unknown Known' Playing Venice, Telluride & TIFF

    As Philip Glass can attest, Errol Morris has his proven motifs, whether thematically by his gaze on the subjective nature of facts or cinematically, with his signature interviewing style, but the “Thin Blue Line” filmmaker's next project find him actually repeating a government position as subject —...

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    Watch: Clip From Errol Morris' Donald Rumsfeld Doc 'The Unknown Known'

    We can't wait to see "The Unknown Known," Errol Morris' documentary about Donald Rumsfeld, which will make its North American premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

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