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    Exclusive: Trailer For Polygamy And Women's Rights Documentary 'Bitter Honey'

    Polygamy and women's rights might not seem like the most obviously parallel themes, but for director Robert Lemelson, they can't be separated, via his upcoming documentary "Bitter Honey." And today we have the exclusive trailer for the movie, which shines a light into an obscure corner of the world.

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    America Ferrara to Host Latino Documentary Series 'Panoramica'

    The 'Ugly Betty' actress will provide context for "compelling stories that explore issues of particular interest to the Hispanic community."

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    Review: 'To Be Takei' Shows How George Takei Became a Gay Icon

    George Takei wears his identity proudly. But as this new documentary attests, it wasn't always that way.

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    Review: 'To Be Takei' Explores The Personal And Political Sides Of The 'Star Trek' Icon

    Anyone who follows George Takei on Facebook, has tuned in to his frequent appearances on “The Howard Stern Show,” or marveled at one of his amazing Amazon reviews (seriously, look them up), knows that the former “Star Trek” actor lives life with an unprecedented amount of zippy good humor, especiall...

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    Toronto Preview: Mavericks and Doc Speakers, and a New Studio Ghibli Doc

    More and more, film festivals are relying on more than film programming to lure audiences. The expansive Toronto International Film Festival is no exception. This year's Mavericks lineup of eight speakers in a Q & A format is high profile indeed. Perhaps to make up for world premiering "Wild" at Tel...

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    Watch: 11-Minute 'The Film Before The Film' About The History Of Opening Credits

    Like artful movie posters, opening title sequences have been largely cast aside by an increasingly stats-obsessed studio system that cares little for the long and storied cinematic tradition. Sure, there are a few that still practice and revere the art —hello David Fincher and Edgar Wright— but if a...

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    Review: Chris Marker's 'Level Five' Displays The Work Of A Mastermind Theorist

    Back on the big screen as part of BAM Rose Cinema's retrospective of his work, Chris Marker’s 1996 documentary “Level Five” is a staunch reminder of the singular cinematic oeuvre left behind by the filmmaker.

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    Rolling Stone Names 40 Greatest Rock Documentaries, from Dylan and The Band to 'Woodstock'

    Who better than rock mag Rolling Stone to give ace movie ranker "Sight & Sound" (which recently listed the top 50 documentaries of all time) a run for its money? Rolling Stone has ranked the 40 greatest rock documentaries (of all time, natch). What's number one?

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    'Dont Look Back' Tops Rolling Stone's Greatest Rock Docs List

    Plus: "Stop Making Sense," "Monterey Pop," "American Hardcore" and more.

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    T-Rex Doc 'Dinosaur 13' Follows in the Footsteps of Scientific Thrillers 'The Cove' and 'Blackfish'

    Todd Douglas Miller's "Dinosaur 13" is both awe-inspiring and tragic.

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