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    Tribeca Adds Music Docs from Alex Gibney and 'Berberian Sound Studio' Director Peter Strickland

    They can't have Tribeca without Alex Gibney. And so today's announcement that the prolific documentarian's newest film, an untitled James Brown doc, is a new addition to the upcoming 2014 fest makes sense. Also added to the lineup is another music-oriented doc, "Bjork: Biophilia Live," directed by N...

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    Errol Morris Stands Up for Unapologetic Donald Rumsfeld Doc 'The Unknown Known'

    Errol Morris talks back on his new documentary on Donald Rumsfeld "The Unknown Known," which arrives in theaters April 4.

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    On a Tragic Anniversary, Watch the Best Labor Movie of All Time Online for Free

    Yesterday marked the 103rd anniversary of the most pivotal moment in the history of labor rights. On March 25, 1911, a fire started in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, a sweatshop in Manhattan that employed immigrant women—some as young as fourteen—for $7 per week. On the day of the fire, the factor...

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    'A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times' Coming to PBS May 5th

    Acclaimed documentary A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times, a portrait of "the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time," will premiere on PBS in May 5, 2014 at 10pm et, as part of the network's series Independent Lens, hosted by Stanley Tucci.

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    Documentary 'The United States of Hoodoo' Now Available on Amazon Instant Video

    Oliver Hardt's fascinating and provocative documentary The United States of Hoodoo has been traveling the film festival circuit for the past couple of years, and now is your chance to see it as it's available on Amazon instant video!

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    Preview: In 'Letters to Angola' Brazil and Angola Share Letters and Trace Their Identities

    The Brazilian documentary Letters to Angola, directed by Coraci Ruiz and Luis Matos and produced by Hidalgo Romero, has been running the international film festival circuit for over a year, winning the best international documentary award in Angola (Luanda International Film Festival), and Brazil (I...

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    Thessaloniki Doc Fest's Sweet 16: Award Winners and a Look at Future Films from the Region

    The 16th edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, a popular companion event to the city's 55-year-old November fiction fest, came to a close in Greece's second largest city this weekend. Over ten days, the event hosted 185 films, including a healthy representation of new Greek and Balkan re...

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    Attention Filmmakers: Sundance Institute and TED Now Offering Hefty Filmmaking Prize

    More filmmaking opportunities are coming out of the Sundance Institute, as the famed organization has now joined forces with TED to award the Sundance Institute I TED Prize Filmmaker Award, which will provide a large sum of money to an exceptional visionary filmmaker who will be tasked with creating...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires The Who Doc 'Lambert & Stamp'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired The Who founding story "Lambert & Stamp," which debuted well at Sundance 2014. SPC will handle the release of cinematographer-turned-director James D. Cooper’s debut documentary in multiple territories.

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