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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Sundance Channel's New Death Row Drama and LCD Soundsystem's Farewell Concert Doc

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Mad Men," "Veep," "The Borgias," "Game of Thrones," "Nurse Jackie" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Review: 'The Island President' Is An Amazing Look At How Small Islands Could Affect Big Change

    In the beautiful, meditative new documentary "The Island President," we're introduced to Mohamed Nasheed, the democratically elected president of a chain of 2,000 islands in the Indian Ocean known as The Maldives. After three decades of tyrannical rule, the islands gained democratic independence, no...

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    Criticwire Picks: 'The Island President' Highlights a Weekend of Dealing with Threats

    This weekend at the cinema is brought to you by the struggles of youth. Whether the threat is unnamed (emerging sexuality; a faceless, mystical home invader) or, perhaps more shockingly, entirely tangible (other kids), children are at the center of nearly all these tales.

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip From The Documentary 'The Island President' Featuring Music By Radiohead

    If you haven't heard about "The Island President" yet, you soon will. The documentary from filmmaker Jon Shenk ("Lost Boys Of Sudan") premiered at Telluride last year and from there headed to Toronto where it picked up a People's Choice Award for Best Documentary. Since t...

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    Brief Thoughts From DOC NYC on "The Island President" and "Girl with Black Balloon"

    Running a film festival is always a daunting task, and starting one is even harder. These two reasons make it particularly impressive that Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen have managed to turn DOC NYC into a major New York City film event, not only for industry people in the know...

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