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    Errol Morris's Rumsfeld Doc Is Popular on the Fall Festival Circuit, But May Not Play the New York Film Festival

    Already one of the fall’s more eagerly anticipated films, “The Unknown Known” – Errol Morris’s take on the beloved Donald Rumsfeld, the very idea of which makes our toes curl -- seems poised to be the biggest doc of the season. Word is that the film has not only been invited to the Telluride and Tor...

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    Toronto Announces Documentary Titles: Frederick Wiseman, Claude Lanzmann, Errol Morris, Penn & Teller Among Highlights

    The Toronto International Film Festival last week began its annual series of program announcements that will eventually culminate in 250+ of the most anticipated films of the year screening in Canada's largest city this September. Last week saw the festival reveal a slew of narrative films that made...

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    New Films From Terry Gilliam, Hayao Miyazaki, David Gordon Green & Jonathan Glazer Top 70th Venice Film Festival Line-Up

    After a weighty first announcement for this year's TIFF earlier in the week, eyes turned across the Atlantic this morning to the reveal of the line-up for the 70th Venice Film Festival, which precedes Toronto by about a week. We already knew the festival was opening with Alfonso Cuaron's hotly-antic...

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    Watch: Werner Herzog & Errol Morris Discuss Must-See Doc 'The Act Of Killing'

    Over the weekend, this writer took in a screening of the new must-see doc "The Act Of Killing" which just opened at the Landmark Sunshine in NYC. The film has been picking up rave reviews at Berlin, SXSW and NDNF from nearly every outlet (currently 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and 89/100 on Metacritic) wi...

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    Review: Harrowing 'Act of Killing' Is the Most Unsettling Movie About Mass Murder Since 'Shoah'

    In Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing," a pair of gangsters responsible for murdering an untold number of suspected communists in the years following the 1965 overthrow of the Indonesian government get the chance to recount their experiences. At first showing no visible remorse, the men boast ...

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    Watch: Filmmaker Alex Cox Responds To Errol Morris' JFK Assassination Doc 'Umbrella Man'

    Throughout the career of documentarian Errol Morris, the writer/director has fiercely investigated the multiple truths to every event, whether in his own work or the support for others, as with Joshua Oppenheimer's “The Act of Killing.” Two years ago, he released a short film, through the New York T...

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    WATCH: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris Discuss Genocide Doc 'The Act of Killing' (VIDEO)

    Any film with the names Werner Herzog and Errol Morris attached as co-executive producers is enough for cinephiles to run to the theater en masse. But Joshua Oppenheimer's masterful genocide documentary "The Act of Killing" is an unmissable film on its own terms.

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    Read This: Harvey Weinstein Calls Errol Morris "Boring" in 1988 Letter About 'Thin Blue Line' Interview

    The Letters of Note blog has unearthed a fantastic 1988 letter from Harvey Weinstein to documentary filmmaker Errol Morris. In it, Weinstein tells Morris that his NPR interview for the yet-to-be-released "The Thin Blue Line" wasn't so hot: "You were boring. You couldn't have dragged me to see 'The T...

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    Watch: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris Talk About One of the Most Chilling Films Ever Made, 'The Act of Killing'

    When Joshua Oppenheimer brought his ambitious and incredibly chilling documentary "The Act of Killing" to Toronto and Telluride last year, he came to those fests with Errol Morris and Werner Herzog signed on as Executive Producers. That piqued a lot of interest, but what really got people talking w...

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    In the Works: Errol Morris to Direct Narrative Feature and Suburban Thriller 'Holland, Michigan'

    Filmmaker Errol Morris, best known for his law-changing documentary "The Thin Blue Line" and Oscar-winning "The Fog of War," has attached himself to narrative feature "Holland, Michigan." Per Deadline, the film is "a suburban thriller laced with black humor."

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