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    Venice Review: Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Documentary 'The Armstrong Lie'

    The last few years have seen sport of all kinds haunted by the specter of doping, with everyone from Barry Bonds to Alex Rodriguez linked to the use of banned substances. But the name that is likely to forever be linked with drugs cheating in sports is Lance Armstrong. Thanks to his seven victories ...

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    Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition; James Franco, Alex Gibney, Hayao Miyazaki, Sean Durkin and Kevin Macdonald Among Them

    The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival added over 75 titles to its lineup this morning, including new films from Guillaume Canet, Hayao Miyazaki, Sean Durkin, Clio Barnard, James Franco, Johnnie To, Alex Gibney, John Turturro, Kevin Macdonald and Fred Schepisi.

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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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    Alex Gibney, Kathryn Bigelow Among Governors Elected To Academy Board

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the elected and reelected governors, increasing their governing body from 43 to 48.

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    Review: Provocative Doc 'We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks' Is Essential Immediate Viewing

    Titles can be sticky, none moreso than “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks.” The “we” mentioned could be speaking in first-person perspective in regards to the muckracking online collective, which helped power the biggest security breach in government history. Then again, is the story of WikiL...

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    Alex Gibney on 'Mea Maxima Culpa,' Catholicism and Why Institutions Can't Be Trusted to Regulate Themselves

    The central visual in Alex Gibney's documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God" is one both powerful and distressing -- that of its subjects delivering their impassioned testimonials to the camera in eloquent sign language. They fought to bring to light the sexual abuse inflicted on ...

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    Watch: Trailer for Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney's Showtime Band Doc 'History of the Eagles'

    "History of the Eagles," a two-part documentary about the Eagles directed by Alison Ellwood ("Magic Trip") and produced by Alex Gibney, heads to Showtime on February 15th and 16th at 8pm after the first part had its world premiere at Sundance in January.

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    CNN Launches CNN Films to Acquire and Air Feature Docs, Signs Deal With Alex Gibney (Video)

    CNN is getting into the distribution game.

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    Review: 'Magic Trip' A Pleasant But Unremarkable Trip Down A Druggy Memory Lane

    Best known for his forward, concise, and unyielding documentaries attacking big business, the government, and the media, filmmaker Alex Gibney takes a brief sabbatical from the "heavy issues" and partners up with frequent editing partner Alison Ellwood for the Ken Kesey LSD-extravaganza "Magic Trip." The two cobble together footage and audio recordings from a free-wheelin' cross-country jaunt to the World's Fair in New York lead by the "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" scribe, the end result feeling something like a cross between Gibney's own "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson" and last year's enjoyable "Lennon NYC." However,...

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    Viva Assange! 'The American' Writer Rowan Joffe To Pen One of Several Hundred Wikileaks Projects

    Ah, Julian Assange. Aside from the interminable line-up of Snow White projects threatening to engulf the entire Western seaboard, he’s become the most in-demand bleached blond belle of the ball. With so many competing film projects about the prurient leaker of state secrets clamoring for our attention, it’s hard to keep track of them all. One project in particular, though, just got a healthy kick up the posterior. Deadline reports that the HBO-BBC co-production adaptation of last year’s New Yorker article, ‘No Secrets: Julian Assange’s Mission for Total Transparency’, has recruited producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall to its cause an...

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