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    Laura Poitras Takes Us Behind the Scenes on Edward Snowden Doc 'CITIZENFOUR'

    We take you behind the scenes with documentarian Laura Poitras who tells us how she came in contact with whistleblower Edward Snowden and decided to make the secret documentary "CITIZENFOUR" about his historic decision. They met in Hong Kong, she worked from Berlin, he wound up in Moscow. And Poitra...

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    Laura Poitras On 'The Disturbing Realities' of Edward Snowden's Revelations (Part 2)

    In the first part of our interview with "Citizenfour" director Laura Poitras, she discussed the challenges of making her movie in secret. Here, she talks about the ramifications of Edward Snowden's efforts and how his concerns speak to themes found in her other work.

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    Laura Poitras Explains How She Made Edward Snowden Doc 'Citizenfour' in Secret (Part 1)

    In the first of a two-part interview, the director of this year's most daring non-fiction achievement explains how she pulled it off.

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    TOH!'s Top 15 Stories of the Week

    The top stories of the week from TOH!

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    Screen Talk: 'CITIZENFOUR,' 'Birdman,' and More Awards Updates

    On this week's Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and I agree that Laura Poitras' riveting "CITIZENFOUR" has jumped to the front of the crowded documentary race.

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    Daily Reads: When Time Michael Keaton Was a Superhero, Why GamerGate's Not Just for Gamers, and More

    Plus: "Homeland's" offensive depiction of Islamabad, and how Laura Poitras made her Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour."

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    NYFF Documentaries: Political Cinema Horizons from RED ARMY to CITIZENFOUR

    For the first time in 52 years, the New York Film Festival has expanded to include a 15-film documentary sidebar. All the films suggest different ways of making political cinema. Do any of them offer real innovations or ways forward?

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