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    Why 'Central Park Five,' Airing on PBS Tonight, Is the Most Important Documentary of Ken Burns' Career

    One of the few documentarians whose name has solidified into a brand, Ken Burns' style has even birthed its own noun: "The Ken Burns Effect" describes that overly familiar technique of zooming and panning across closeups of still images that Burns repeatedly uses in his historical documentaries. The...

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    Ken Burns Is Turning His PBS Doc 'Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson' Into An HBO Miniseries

    You can't really talk about American documentary filmmakers without mentioning Ken Burns. Practically an institution at PBS, Ken Burns has created sprawling, research heavy, detailed documentaries about monumental moments in the country's history, including "The Civil War," "J...

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    The Central Park Five

    In the wake of his magnificent PBS documentary 'The Dust Bowl,' Ken Burns has a new film opening in theaters that couldn’t be more different yet also explores a dark chapter in recent American history.

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    Why 'Tarantino XX' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: Eight foul-mouthed and gory greats from an Academy Award-winning auteur; an overlooked Western well worth a second chance; four horror films that make today's genre output seem tame by comparison; a sprawling documentary courtesy of Ken Burns; and a charming directorial deb...

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    Review: Why 'Central Park Five' Is the Most Important Documentary of Ken Burns' Career

    While impeccably researched and often stunningly comprehensive, Burns' movies generally lack both immediacy or strong arguments about their subjects. "The Central Park Five" provides a welcome exception.

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Spike Lee Does Michael Jackson, R. Kelly Does... Himself?

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    PBS Premiering Ken Burns's "The Dust Bowl" on November 18th as Part of a Night of "Extreme Weather" Programming

    "The Dust Bowl," the new documentary series from king of archival footage assemblage Ken Burns, will premiere on PBS on Sunday, November 18th as part of an extreme weather night the public broadcast station is planning in the wake of Hurrican Sandy. The evening will kick off with "Ins...

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    Review: 'The Central Park Five' Is An Informative, Infuriating Affirmation Of America's Racial Animus

    This is less of a traditional review, and more of a lament.

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    Ken Burns Responds to City of New York Subpoena of 'Central Park Five' Materials

    Filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns (upon whose book the film is based) and David McMahon, responded to the subpoena Wednesday by stating that it has long been expected but that they intend to invoke their constitutional and statutory rights to withhold the materials.

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    Ken Burns Doc 'The Central Park Five' to Get a Theatrical Release Via Sundance Selects

    Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Ken Burns’ latest documentary, “The Central Park Five,” providing the prolific nonfiction filmmaker with his first theatrical release in 27 years. The film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May and is next scheduled to scre...

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