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    Darius Clark Monroe's Acclaimed Documentary 'Evolution of a Criminal' Comes to NY and LA Theaters This October

    A film we've covered at length on this site, Darius Clark Monroe's "Evolution of a Criminal," will soon receive a theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles.

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    Documentary Subjects Fight Oil Addiction in Three Exclusive Posters from 'Pump'

    The subjects of these three exclusive posters all have their own ways of tacking oil addiction.

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    Screen Talk: Telluride and the Oscars, from 'Birdman' to 'The Imitation Game'

    On this week's Screen Talk, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I debate new movies "Wild," "Imitation Game" and "Birdman"--and which ones will have an impact on this year's Oscar race.

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    Here's the Story Behind The Powerful Documentary 'Kids Behind Bars: Lost for Life'

    Following its recent top-selling iTunes debut and as part of a 57-countries broadcast schedule, "Kids Behind Bars: Lost for Life" makes its U.S. broadcast premiere on Monday, September 1 at 9pm ET/8pm CT, exclusively on Lifetime Movie Network. Indiewire recently spoke to the film's director about th...

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    Review: 'The Look of Silence' is Joshua Oppenheimer's First-Rate Followup to 'The Act of Killing'

    Feeling the reverberations of the Indonesian genocide, a man confronts its perpetrators in this bold companion piece to "The Act of Killing."

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    Watch: Trailer For Documentary 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Presents A Classic Rap Album

    Can documentaries about famous rap groups and albums be a new thing please? A few years ago we got the excellent "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest," detailing the fascinating and incredible story of the highly influential hip hop group, and now comes "Nas: Time Is Illmatic,"...

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    Watch: First Trailer For ‘Harmontown’ About ‘Community’ Showrunner Dan Harmon

    It’s no secret that the mercurial Dan Harmon, creator and showrunner of NBC’s “Community,” had a very public, very messy falling out with his network and certain cast members (cough Chevy Chase cough) in 2012. Underlying tensions between Harmon and the brass at Sony, which produces the show, drove...

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    Workman Orson Welles Documentary Will Debut at Telluride

    You can always count on a few cinephile documentaries to show at the Telluride Film Festival. This year Chuck Workman will debut his newest film "Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles."

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    Participant Media, Changing Its Stripes, Sells Thriller 'Out of the Dark' to Vertical Entertainment

    As Participant Media prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary at Toronto with the world premiere of animated “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the company led by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll has been broadening its narrowly defined social action niche to include commercial feature fare. The message is...

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    How David Byrne Collaborated with Jonathan Demme on 'Stop Making Sense' (VIDEO)

    Talking Heads' David Byrne presented the restored music documentary of the legendary performances in "Stop Making Sense" at Lincoln Center last week and submitted to a Q & A. In the clip below, he talks about how he and director Jonathan Demme collaborated on bringing the stage show to the screen wi...

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