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    Telluride Film Festival Review: 'Salinger' Provides An Enthralling Account of J.D. Salinger's Reclusive Life and Teases the Posthumous Publication of New Work

    The early-in-life successes and later reclusiveness that defines the legacy of "Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger provides as fertile ground for a movie treatment as the novelist's work itself. So it's no surprise that "Salinger," director Shane Salerno's comprehensive overview of the writer'...

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    Telluride Film Festival Review: Donald Rumsfeld Stumbles Through Half-Truths In Errol Morris' 'The Unknown Known,' And So Does the Doc

    Donald Rumsfeld stares straight at the camera and smiles a lot in "The Unknown Known," the latest single-interview documentary from Errol Morris, but his cheery demeanor never manages to convince. Revisiting turf he last explored with another portrait of a disgraced former defense secretary, the Osc...

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    Exclusive Look at Upcoming TIFF Doc 'The Dark Matter of Love'

    In her new documentary about an American family and their adopted Russian children, director Sarah McCarthy examines the complex interplay of politics, family and love.

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    Watch: Clip From Errol Morris' Donald Rumsfeld Doc 'The Unknown Known'

    We can't wait to see "The Unknown Known," Errol Morris' documentary about Donald Rumsfeld, which will make its North American premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

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    5 Things You Need To Know About 'King: A Filmed Record' On 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington, and across the country, various events are happening to mark the historic occasion. For the cinematically minded, there's something worth paying attention to: the epic Oscar-nominated documentary "King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery To Memp...

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    'The Act of Killing' Will Be Made Available For All Of Indonesia

    Joshua Oppenheimer's harrowing documentary "The Act of Killing" which sheds a troubling light on the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66, where an estimated 1 million people lost their lives, will be made available for all of Indonesia to watch, Drafthouse Films announced today.

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    Exclusive Look at Jonathan Holiff's New Johnny Cash Documentary

    After his father committed suicide, Jonathan Holiff discovered an incredible secret in a storage locker: recordings of the elder Holiff's audio diary from his days as Johnny Cash's manager from 1960 to 1973. "My Father and the Man in Black" opens on September 6; check out an exclusive clip below.

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    Robert Redford-Produced Doc on Pioneering Director Alice Guy-Blache, 'Be Natural,' Reaches Its Kickstarter Goal UPDATE

    UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign for documentary "Be Natural," on pioneering French female director Alice Guy-Blache, has reached its goal of $200,000. Co-directors Pamela Green and Jarik Van Sluijs have already interviewed a handful of big names for the project, including Robert Redford, Catherine ...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Sundance Documentary Hit 'Narco Cultura'

    While we've seen the headlines and portrayals on TV shows like "Breaking Bad" and movies like "Savages," the knotty world of the Mexican drug cartels is expansive and far-reaching, going far past the political muscle they pull and the drugs they sling. And the forthcoming documentary "Narco Cultura"...

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    Review: 'The Trials Of Muhammad Ali'

    "In the '60s and '70s, he was the most recognizable face in the world. We created a symbol. Muhammad Ali has long since been supplanted by what we believe he is. There's so many ways of looking at him that have only to do with us, and have nothing to do with him," New York Times writer Robert Lipsyt...

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