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    Review: Is Elaine Stritch’s Best Performance In a Documentary? ‘Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me’ Presents the Broadway Star In Candid Detail

    It takes about 12 seconds for Elaine Stritch to drop her first F-bomb in Chiemi Karasawa’s hugely entertaining “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” and she’s just getting started. Karasawa’s candid portrait derives much of its appeal from the 87-year-old Broadway star’s vulgar energy — although now she’s 89 ...

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    WATCH: Trailer for Drafthouse Doc 'The Final Member,' on the World's Only Penis Museum

    The one "thing" this Icelandic museum is missing is a human specimen. A trailer and poster have arrived for Drafthouse Films' doc "The Final Member," which chronicles the world's sole penis museum's "quest for one last endowment," i.e. a human phallus to add to their collection. Give it a gander, be...

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    Watch: The National and Sibling Rivalry in 'Mistaken for Strangers' Trailer

    The National are one of the most respected indie rock groups on the planet, but that casts a hell of a shadow over the ambitions of anyone related to them. That's the subject for "Mistaken for Strangers," a documentary slated for limited release on March 28.

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    Tribeca Film Festival Will Open With Nas Documentary 'Time is Illmatic'; Rapper to Perform at Premiere

    In the first of many announcements, the Tribeca Film Festival has revealed its opening night film.

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    Tribeca to Open with Hip-Hop Doc 'Time Is Illmatic,' Followed by Nas Performance

    The Tribeca Film Festival has revealed that the world premiere of doc “Time is Illmatic” will open the 2014 edition of the fest. It follows the trajectory of rapper Nas’ 1994 debut album, “Illmatic”-- considered one of the most revolutionary albums in hip-hop history.

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    Watch: Intimate Look at New York City Music Scene in "What Difference Does It Make"

    In the documentary, "What Difference Does It Make," director Ralf Schmerberg gives the audience an intricate look at the way music is made when new artists are able to meet the artists that inspire them in a different city every year.

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    Elaine Stritch On (Not) Wearing Pants and Hating the Title of Her New Documentary

    It's not often that documentary subjects admit to disliking the films about them -- especially in the presence of their directors. Then again, Elaine Stritch isn't known as a gal who plays by the books. The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winning legend is profiled in producer Chiemi Karasawa's d...

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    Berlin Review: Brilliant Faux Documentary 'The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq' (CLIP)

    One of the happy surprises of the Berlinale is “L’enlevement de Michel Houellebecq (The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq).” Guillaume Nicloux’ 90-minute film is a faux documentary inspired by the real-life and still-unexplained disappearance of the celebrated and reclusive French author, who didn’t ...

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    Take an Inside Look at Mother Russia with Indiewire @ Hulu Docs

    With all eyes on Sochi for the Olympic Games for most of this month, Indiewire's latest curated selections for Hulu's Documentaries page explores host country Russia. Watch these and other docs now for free!

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    Ricki Lake to Explore Dangers of Hormonal Birth Control in New Doc

    "In the fifty years since its release, the birth control pill has become synonymous with women's liberation and has been thought of as some sort of miracle drug," say Lake and Abby Epstein. "But now it's making women sick."

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