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    Marlon Brando Stays Honest, Flirts, Dissembles, Speaks French in String of 1965 Press Interviews (VIDEO)

    Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. A great actor strives to remain authentic under the most trying circumstances. Check out this series of press interviews with Brando--he admitted to promoting "Morituri," a movie most of his interlocuters had not yet seen, and his interviewers seemed to be t...

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    TIFF Announces Documentary Line Up

    Last week, the 2013 Toronto Film Festival began announcing it's line up. However that came with dismaying news for female directors--out of the 16 galas not one was directed by a woman. And of the 55 special films in the special presentations section, 8 were directed by women.

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    Casting Directors Take The Spotlight

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the formation of a Casting Directors’ branch, just as HBO is set to debut Tom Donahue’s outstanding documentary "Casting By" on Monday, August 5.

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    Review: 'The Nine Muses of Star Empire' Documents the Dark Side of K-Pop

    The tidal wave that is K-Pop (Korean pop music) has only just begun to crest the shores of the United States, heralded by the juggernaut of quirky rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style." However, widespread mainstream awareness in the U.S. has yet to come for many of the K-pop girl and boy bands (Super Junior...

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    SXSW's VHS Doc 'Rewind This!' To Premiere Exclusively on iTunes

    FilmBuff and IPF Productions have partnered up to release the SXSW doc "Rewind This!" exclusively on iTunes on August 27. Go here for The Playlist's glowing review.

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    Watch: Exclusive Trailer for HBO Doc 'Americans In Bed' Goes Under the Covers to Learn Couples' Bedroom Secrets

    HBO's Summer Series is coming to a close with its final documentary, "Americans in Bed," and that title's no joke. Premiering on Monday, August 12 at 9 ET, director Philippa Robinson asks 10 couples of various ethnicities, religions, class and sexual orientations about their love lives from the comf...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires Toronto Film Fest Doc 'Finding Vivian Maier'

    Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to John Maloof and Charlie Siskel's doc "Finding Vivian Maier." The film is slated to make its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. B

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    Sundance Selects Takes Toronto Mystery Doc 'Finding Vivian Maier'

    On the heels of its inclusion in the Toronto International Film Festival documentary line-up, "Finding Vivian Maier" is going to Sundance Selects. The distributor has acquired U.S. rights to directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s feature doc, which they produced with executive producer Jeff Garl...

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    Toronto Announces Documentary Titles: Frederick Wiseman, Claude Lanzmann, Errol Morris, Penn & Teller Among Highlights

    The Toronto International Film Festival last week began its annual series of program announcements that will eventually culminate in 250+ of the most anticipated films of the year screening in Canada's largest city this September. Last week saw the festival reveal a slew of narrative films that made...

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    Toronto International Film Festival Documentary Line-up Led by Morris vs. Rumsfeld, 'Tim's Vermeer,' the Man Behind 'Dog Day Afternoon'

    This year's Toronto International Film Festival documentary world premieres include works by Penn & Teller, artist Chris Jordan, Jehane Noujaim and Leanne Pooley; and North American premieres by directors Errol Morris, Frederick Wiseman, Marcel Ophuls and Claude Lanzmann. (Full line-up is below.)

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