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    Watch: Errol Morris and the Youth of America Explain Why Not Voting Is a Good Idea (Not Really) (Video)

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris ("The Fog of War," "The Thin Blue Line") has teamed with the New York Times' Op-Docs intitiative to make the new film "11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?"

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    Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions Pick Up Kristen Wiig Starrer 'Imogene,' RADiUS-TWC Take Errol Morris' Latest

    More Toronto International Film Festival acquisitions abound, including the comedy "Imogene" and the documentary "The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld," right on the heels of Roadside Attractions picking up Sarah Polley's documentary "Stories We Tell....

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    Watch: New Errol Morris Short Documentary For ESPN 'Team Spirit'

    ESPN has a long history of working with talent that hasn’t necessarily set foot on a sports field, but never perhaps a filmmaker as renowned as Academy Award-winning “The Fog of War” and “Tabloid” documentarian Errol Morris. In typical Morris fashion, his ESPN short doc...

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    Errol Morris Will Point The Interrotron At Donald Rumsfeld In A New Documentary

    Controversy has never scared off Errol Morris, and in fact, it has powered some of his best work. From the true crime tale "The Thin Blue Line," powerful portraits of war in "The Fog of War" and "Standard Operating Procedure," and more recently the JFK assassination (in...

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    Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Kirsten Wiig & Christopher Walken Will Get Frozen In Errol Morris' 'Freezing People Is Easy'

    Errol Morris? Cryogenics? Sound familiar? Over the summer, the documentarian Morris let it drop that Paul Rudd would lead his adaptation of the memoir “We Froze The First Man.” Well, it looks like it's now beginning to take shape with a new title and one helluva cast coming toge...

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    Watch: Powerful Errol Morris Short 'The Umbrella Man' Investigates The Mysterious JFK Assassination Figure

    Give Errol Morris any topic (the more obscure and bizarre the better), and he'll likely dazzle you with what he can come up with. And as a testament to his powers of narrative force, all the famed documentarian needs is about six minutes to let his latest short, an endeavor for New York Times wh...

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    Morning Pour: Links 11/7/11

    Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your ten topics for November 7, 2011:

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    Joyce McKinney Sues Errol Morris Over ‘Tabloid’

    Well, she’s been threatening it for months now (but with her, how do you know what she’ll actually do?), but it’s actually come to pass: Joyce McKinney, the subject of Errol Morris’ outstandingly odd “Tabloid,” is suing the director for, among many other things, “likeness, defamation, misrepresentation, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract.” “Tabloid” is the story of McKinney’s life, specifically an incident in 1977 when she flew to England to retrieve her boyfriend, who was on missionary work for the Mormon church and who claimed, late...

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    Interview: Errol Morris Talks The Anxiety Of Making 'Tabloid' & Finding The Laughter In His Films

    In a time where documentaries are made cheaply and are often no more than glossy, agenda-pushing propaganda bulleted lists, filmmakers like Errol Morris seem even more admirable. Starting in 1978 with the amusing "Gates of Heaven" (which followed a number of people who had beloved animals buried in a California pet cemetery), the man alternated between scrutinizing the weird and picking apart the political, triumphing in both camps due to both his respectful and prudent attitude. He even invented his own interviewing technique called the "Interrotron" which, using two-way mirrors in a similar way a teleprompter would work, allows both camps t...

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