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    Post-Newtown Tragedy, "Bowling for Columbine" Finds New Relevance (again)

    Michael Moore's 10-year-old documentary about gun violence in America, "Bowling for Columbine," is once again finding new relevance--and audiences--because of current events. In the wake of the Newtown school shootings, the film is spreading like wild fire on the Internet and among di...

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    Michael Moore's 10 Suggestions to Obama: "You say you were a community organizer. Please – start acting like one."

    In the wake of Barack Obama's re-election to the White House, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has written the President an open letter, asking him to follow through with his promises from 2008 and push through a politics of populism -- policies that support more than just the upper crust of ...

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    Morning in America ...a Note from Michael Moore

    Congratulations everyone!! This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back. Hate lost yesterday. That is amazing in and of itself. And all the women who were elected last night! A total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.

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    Michael Moore Describes New Efforts to Expand, Not Restrict, Docs Up for Awards

    Under fire for comments he has made about new Oscar-qualifying rules for documentaries that he helped initiate, Michael Moore says he's pursuing a number of endeavors to expand — not restrict — the number of documentaries that are acknowledged at the end of the year.

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    Michael Moore Finally Makes His Post-Aurora Case

    When Michael Moore is uncharacteristically quiet--in the face of the Aurora, Colorado atrocity that plays right into his America-is-violent wheelhouse, the subject of his 2002 Oscar-winning doc "Bowling for Columbine"--you know he's up to something. So it was just a matter of days before he came up ...

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    Michael Moore Built a Movie Theater – and a Film Festival – and Invites You to Come

    Here's the full invitation that Michael Moore sent to his email list--explaining why he runs one of the highest-grossing indie theaters in America--and inviting us to this summer's Traverse City Film Festival.

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    10 Things Michael Moore Wants You to Know About the Academy's New Documentary Rules

    10 Things Michael Moore Wants You to Know About the Academy's New Documentary Rules

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    HBO Docs President Sheila Nevins Talks West Memphis Three, New Oscar Rules, Sundance, Abramovic

    HBO Documentary Films czar Sheila Nevins is a force to be reckoned with. After 30 years in the entertainment industry, she knows how to adapt. I sat down with her at the Sundance Film Festival to talk about HBO's Sundance docs as well as ongoing changes in Oscar doc rules.

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    Academy Launches Pre-Oscar Week Screenings Hosted by Bird, Moore, Oswalt

    If you're champing at the bit for Oscar night to arrive, the Academy has plans to tide you over during the last week of waiting. If you can get to Beverly Hills, the Samuel Goldwyn Theater's screenings and discussions from February 21-25 feature director Brad Bird, Michael Moore and producer Mark J...

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    Michael Moore: "How Capitalism is Killing the Movies"

    Last night, Michael Moore went on a Twitter spree, disparaging mainstream exhibitors for ruining the moviegoing experience with poor quality projection. "Has anyone else but me noticed that movies projected in theaters these days appear darker on the screen than usual?" he asked, posing...

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