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    Toronto Review: Frederick Wiseman's Sprawling 'At Berkeley' Is Educational, But Whose Side Is He On?

    Frederick Wiseman has looked at institutions for decades – high school, the welfare department, public housing in New York, the US administration of the Panama Canal Zone. Now he's given us "At Berkeley," a look at the University of California at Berkeley, the premiere campus of what many consider t...

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    From Rustic Beekeeper to Hygiene Product Icon: FilmBuff Acquires 'Burt's Buzz' Documentary

    Independent film distributor FilmBuff, together with Everyday Pictures Inc., announced today the early 2014 theatrical and video-on-demand release of award-winning filmmaker Jody Shapiro's documentary "Burt's Buzz."

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    Exclusive: Poster & First Clip From Basketball Phenom Doc 'Linsanity'

    Documentaries at film festivals have a reputation being depressing, dour affairs that tackle big social or environmental issues that more or less want you to crawl inside a dark cave and die. But not so! Sometimes they can be positively uplifting affairs, like "Linsanity," which played at the Sundan...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Beeban Kidron

    Beeban Kidron was born in London. She studied at the National Film and Television School and co-founded the educational charity FILMCLUB. Her directing credits include the fiction features Used People (92), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (95),Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (04)....

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    Why Pat Robertson Is So Pissed about TIFF Documentary 'Mission Congo'

    This weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, filmmakers Lara Zizic and David Turner debuted their film "Misison Congo," an indictment of American televangelist and Christian Coalition mastermind Pat Robertson. Robertson's Operation Blessing organization, which has only seen TIFF's and th...

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    TIFF Review: Jay Z and Ron Howard's 'Made in America' (TRAILER)

    There’s an enormous amount of what one might charitably refer to as self-affirmation expressed by the featured performers in “Made in America,” Ron Howard’s collaboration with Jay Z and an account of the Brooklyn rapper-mogul’s first-annual "Made in America" music festival.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Leanne Pooley

    Leanne Pooley was born and raised in Canada, and now lives in New Zealand. She has directed over twenty features, including the documentariesHaunting Douglas (03), The Promise (05), Try Revolution (06), and Shackleton's Captain (12). Her documentary The Topp Twins - Untouchable Girls (09) won the Pe...

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    Exclusive: Photos & Trailer For Eco-Preservation Doc & TIFF Entry 'Midway'

    With the Toronto International Film Festival kicking off yesterday, the reviews have started to roll in (though only the tip of the proverbial iceberg) along with more and more buzz. While we're gathering more news from our people on the ground up in Toronto, we got our hands on exclusive photos and...

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    Exclusive Trailer for HBO's Fall Doc Season, Which Includes 'Valentine Road' and Films From Alec Baldwin and Whoopi Goldberg

    In July. HBO announced a fall documentary slate that includes Alec Baldwin and James Toback's Cannes-shot "Seduced and Abandoned" and Whoopi Goldberg's directorial debut about Jackie "Moms" Mabley.

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    TIFF Women Directors and Producers: Meet Sabine Emiliani and Stephanie Levy

    Sabine Emiliani's documentary editing has garnered accolades from Sundance to Cannes to the Academy Awards. Ms. Emiliani's 2006 Oscar-winning documentary, March of the Penguins earned critical and commercial success, including over $127 million at the box office alone.

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