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    Review: Napster Documentary 'Downloaded'

    If you were lucky enough to have regular access to a computer and a reliable internet connection in the late '90s/early '00s, you were undoubtedly asked by those also online, "Are you on Napster?" In today's world where music can be streamed and downloaded through an endless array of legal options, ...

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    Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: 'Maniac,' 'Downloaded,' 'Unfinished Song' and More

    Elijah Wood goes on a killing spree, Gemma Arterton teaches choir, and Alex Winter, aka Bill of Bill & Ted, brings us a documentary about filesharing's affect on the music industry. Here's a list of the indies opening this week, with synopses courtesy of the distributors.

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    Exclusive: Shawn Fanning Talks The Rise Of Napster & File Sharing In Clip From 'Downloaded'

    For anyone in their 30s (or beyond), they've lived through a tremendous change in how music is consumed and shared in a third of a lifetime. From vinyl to cassettes to CDs to mp3s, from mixed tapes to mixed CDs to Spotify playlists, everything about how we engage with music has been profoundly pushe...

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    VH1 Announces Theatrical Release Dates for Alex Winter's Napster Doc 'Downloaded'

    Following its showings at SXSW in Austin and Hot Docs in Toronto, VH1 is taking its original documentary "Downloaded" to theaters. The film, which is directed by Alex Winter (yes, Bill of "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"), charts the rise of online music-sharing service Napster and the contributio...

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    SXSW Doc Review Recap: Snoop Lion In 'Reincarnated,' Alex Winter's 'Downloaded' & More

    If the South by Southwest Film Festival was burdened by anything this year, it was an abundance of quality documentaries. It seemed that, while the narrative side of things was surprisingly sparse (where was the "21 Jump Street" or "The Raid" of this year?), the documentary selection was stronger th...

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