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    Why Documentarian Alex Gibney Made a Movie About the Life of Fela Kuti

    Director Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side," "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room") took on "Finding Fela," an immersive portrait of the life of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, by combining recently re-found footage with a recounting of the Broadway production "Fela!." Gibney's latest d...

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    R.I.P. Robert L. Drew, the Father of American Cinéma Vérité

    The family of documentary filmmaker Robert L. Drew issued this statement on his passing.

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    Watch: Quidditch Finds Life After Harry Potter in 'Mudbloods' Trailer

    Born in the pages in between tales of murderous trolls and three headed dogs named Fluffy, Quidditch has evolved into the club of choice for thousands of students.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Atari: Game Over' Tells The Incredible True Story Of The Infamous 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' Video Game

    The story is the stuff of video game legend. In 1982, Atari — the kings of the video game world — rushed out the release of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" in time for Christmas, based on Steven Spielberg's hit movie released that summer. And it was nothing short of a disaster. Widely cited as one of t...

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    Exclusive: Listen To Nathan Halpern's "Fourth Of July" From Sundance Winning Documentary 'Rich Hill'

    Filmmakers Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos didn't reinvent the wheel for their documentary "Rich Hill." They simply turned the camera on Andrew, Harley, and Appachey, three youngsters on the verge of adolescence in the titular small town, resulting in a movie that took the Best Documentary...

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    Sundance Institute to Host a Week of Creative Film Producing Initiatives July 28 – August 4, 2014

    Nine Projects Selected for Creative Producing Labs, Ongoing Support and Granting; 40 Independent Filmmakers and 50 Industry Leaders Converge for Creative Producing Summit.

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    Kickstart This: 'The World Is Yours,' Feature Documentary on How the Internet Revolutionized Hip Hop

    Four years in the making,"The World Is Yours" is an upcoming feature documentary exploring the fertile relations between hip-hop and the internet.

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    Toronto Film Fest Doc Preview, from Oscar Hopefuls to Likely Buys (Midnight Madness, Vanguard Lineups)

    The Toronto International Film Festival always premieres a lineup of strong docs, some of which will be in this year's awards conversation. Programmer Thom Powers takes us through the selection.

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    Kino Lorber Acquires Heinrlich Himmler Doc Oscar-Hopeful 'The Decent One,' Sets Release Date

    Just in time for Oscar season, Kino Lorber has slated award-winning documentary "The Decent One" for an October 1 release.

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    Review: 'Rich Hill' Presents American Poverty in Poetic Terms

    This delicate look at lower class kids in Missouri won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance.

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