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    EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes with Alex Gibney at His Jigsaw Productions

    It’s not just productivity but prescient subject matter that marks Alex Gibney’s work as a director. His Lance Armstrong portrait “The Armstrong Lie” opens Friday; “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” was released in July. Last year, Gibney directed “Park Avenue: Money Power & the American Dre...

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    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.

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    BRITDOC Reboots Troubled Production on M.I.A. Documentary, Featuring Spike Jonze and Kanye West

    In July, we reported that production on the feature M.I.A. documentary, directed by her frequent collaborator Steve Loveridge, had stalled due to legal entanglements between the two parties. Well, as of today, the project is up and running again, now that British non-profit BRITDOC has come aboard t...

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    The Square

    Jehane Noujaim's "The Square" is a riveting, eye-opening experience, told with empathy and immediacy.

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    The Winners of Grierson 2013: The British Documentary Awards

    In memory of pioneering Scottish documentarian John Grierson (1898-1972), each year The Grierson Trust recognizes the best documentary filmmaking through the British Documentary Awards.

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    The Square Directed by Jehane Noujaim Partners with Netflix and Participant Media

    In another indication of just how much things are changing in the business, award winning documentarian Jehane Noujaim whose film The Square is now in an Oscar qualifying run has decided to forgo standard distribution and has partnered with both Netflix and Participant Media to release her film.

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    Netflix Picks Up Another Doc: Kiddie Golf Competition Film 'The Short Game'

    Yesterday, Netflix announced the acquisition of (and possibly entered the Academy Awardss race with) its first original documentary "The Square," Jehane Noujaim's film about the Egyptian Revolution and ongoing changes in the country. Today the company's announced the second addition to its new doc s...

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    Netflix's Sarandos Backs Off Day-and-Date Comments, Acquires Egyptian Revolution Doc 'The Square' to Premiere on Netflix in Early 2014 (TRAILER)

    As Netflix acquires Jehane Noujaim’s lauded documentary “The Square,” on the Egyptian protest movement, to premiere exclusively on Netflix in early 2014, the company's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is backing off his earlier day-and-date stance. Netflix's first doc acquisition in several years ...

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    Watch: 'Free Angela' Filmmaker Shola Lynch On Being Pigeonholed As a Black Female Filmmaker

    Second-time filmmaker Shola Lynch, having just finished her first project about Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid, did not want to make her next film about "another black woman." But political activist Angela Davis was simply too rich of a subject for Lynch to pas...

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    Netflix Acquires Its First Original Documentary: 'The Square'

    We're all familiar with Netflix's original series, and the streaming giant has also been rolling out comedy specials (like "Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive") and acquired shows (like Gillian Anderson crime drama "The Fall"). While the company's expressed interest in getting into the business of movie-maki...

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