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    Michael Moore Finally Makes His Post-Aurora Case

    When Michael Moore is uncharacteristically quiet--in the face of the Aurora, Colorado atrocity that plays right into his America-is-violent wheelhouse, the subject of his 2002 Oscar-winning doc "Bowling for Columbine"--you know he's up to something. So it was just a matter of days before he came up ...

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    Sarah Polley's Family Mythology Documentary 'Stories We Tell' to Have Venice Premiere

    Oscar nominee Sarah Polley's new documentary "Stories We Tell," a collaborative project with the National Film Board of Canada, will have its world premiere in the Venice Days program held during the Venice Film Festival (August 29-September 8).

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    Trailer Watch: Detropia - Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

    This doc opens September 7. More info here.

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    Alex Gibney's Expanding Jigsaw Productions Adds Staff

    With new backing from John Schmidt's Content Media, Alex Gibney's expanding New York-based production company Jigsaw Productions has added Stacey Offman as VP of Development & Production and Dave Snyder as VP of Development.

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    Outfest: Caouette's 'Walk Away Renee' and its Accidental Terrence Malick Moment [Exclusive Clip]

    "Walk Away Renee," Jonathan Caouette's follow-up to his 2003 documentary "Tarnation," debuted at Cannes followed by a long fest run including Toronto, New York and Sundance, and nabbed a Best Documentary nomination at the Indie Spirits. "Walk Away Renee" will show at Los Angeles' Outfest on Saturday...

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    Interview with Lauren Greenfield, Director of Queen of Versailles

    In some ways this movie's subtitle is revenge of the 99%. The film gives you a behind the scenes look of an absurdly wealthy couple -- David and Jackie Siegel-- who are building the largest house in America. 10 kitchens, including a sushi kitchen and a baseball field. Things most people could...

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    PDA Releasing Katie Dellamaggiore's Chess doc 'Brooklyn Castle,' SXSW Audience Award Winner

    Producers Distribution Agency ("Senna," "The Way" and "Exit Through The Gift Shop") will release "Brooklyn Castle," the SXSW documentary from Katie Dellamaggiore which won the doc audience award, on October 19, followed by an awards season expansion.

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    Greenfield Talks Sundance Hit 'Queen of Versailles': A Microcosm of the 1%

    Photographer Lauren Greenfield lucked out with "Queen of Versailles," her second feature documentary. Her instincts drew her to forge a connection at a 2007 party with billionaire trophy wife Jackie Siegel, one of Versace's best customers, and to follow her around with a camera. The Sundance doc was...

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    Berlinger & Sinofsky's HBO Doc 'Paradise Lost: Purgatory' on DVD August 14; Collector's Edition Trilogy Lands November 6

    Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s "Paradise Lost: Purgatory," the third of their West Memphis Three trilogy, will be released on DVD August 14 and a collector's edition of the complete HBO trilogy will be available November 6...

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    'The Imposter' Director Bart Layton Talks The Stranger Than Fiction Story & Its Subjective Nature

    The Barclay family suffered a devastating blow in 1994 when 13-year-old Nicholas disappeared without a trace. However, 1997 brought a sign of hope -- the young boy had been found in Spain. Seemingly damaged due to sexual abuse by his captors, he was ready to come home. The only problem? It wasn'...

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