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    Toronto: Alex Gibney On How Being Lied To By Lance Armstrong Led to 'The Armstrong Lie'

    Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for going after big fish such as the Catholic Church (“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”), Enron (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and the United States Military (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), but when he was tapped to make a film on Lance A...

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    Review: 'GMO OMG' Is A Personal Journey Into The Food Industry

    There are moments in “GMO OMG” that feel a little bit like “Jaws” and “Psycho.” What those films did for the beach and the shower, this documentary from Jeremy Seifert could do for the grocery store for those who are easily persuaded. We left the movie stressing out over what we could eat for dinner...

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    Mike Myers' Directorial Debut 'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon' Is Filled With Wild Showbiz Tales

    "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon," the directorial debut of Mike Myers, is a vaudeville celebrity remembrance of mega-manager Shep Gordon by stars who might have starved without Gordon’s help.

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    Paley Center for Media will hold the Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop on November 16th, 2013.

    The renowned Paley Center for Media will hold its 10th Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop in New York on Saturday, November 16th, 2013. The event aims to connect a group of several producers and executives with five preselected up-and-coming participants in an effort to discuss the process of de...

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    In His Own Words: 'GMO OMG' Filmmaker Shares a Dreamy Scene From His Bracing Food Documentary

    Director Jeremy Seifert's agriculture documentary "GMO OMG" follows Seifert (director of the 2010 short "Dive!"), who in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake decided to explore why the people of Haiti burned 475 tons of seeds donated by the agricultural corporation Monsanto. The film's focu...

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    Toronto Review: Frederick Wiseman's Sprawling 'At Berkeley' Is Educational, But Whose Side Is He On?

    Frederick Wiseman has looked at institutions for decades – high school, the welfare department, public housing in New York, the US administration of the Panama Canal Zone. Now he's given us "At Berkeley," a look at the University of California at Berkeley, the premiere campus of what many consider t...

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    From Rustic Beekeeper to Hygiene Product Icon: FilmBuff Acquires 'Burt's Buzz' Documentary

    Independent film distributor FilmBuff, together with Everyday Pictures Inc., announced today the early 2014 theatrical and video-on-demand release of award-winning filmmaker Jody Shapiro's documentary "Burt's Buzz."

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    Exclusive: Poster & First Clip From Basketball Phenom Doc 'Linsanity'

    Documentaries at film festivals have a reputation being depressing, dour affairs that tackle big social or environmental issues that more or less want you to crawl inside a dark cave and die. But not so! Sometimes they can be positively uplifting affairs, like "Linsanity," which played at the Sundan...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Beeban Kidron

    Beeban Kidron was born in London. She studied at the National Film and Television School and co-founded the educational charity FILMCLUB. Her directing credits include the fiction features Used People (92), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (95),Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (04)....

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    Why Pat Robertson Is So Pissed about TIFF Documentary 'Mission Congo'

    This weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, filmmakers Lara Zizic and David Turner debuted their film "Misison Congo," an indictment of American televangelist and Christian Coalition mastermind Pat Robertson. Robertson's Operation Blessing organization, which has only seen TIFF's and th...

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