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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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    'WikiLeaks' Director Alex Gibney Reacts to Bradley Manning's 35-Year Sentence: "a perversion of justice"

    Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney originally set out to profile WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but ended up devoting half of his recent documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" to an unknown whistleblower U.S. Army private named Bradley Manning. "It's more relevant now than ever, no...

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    Exclusive: Poster & Clip From Celebrated Documentary 'Informant'

    In an age of massive surveillance and whistle-blowing, trust is quickly becoming the most valuable currency of them all. As activists continue to congregate online (and offline), knowing who you can confide in with complete confidence and solidarity can be at tricky business. But what if the one per...

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    Oscilloscope Acquires Rights to Tribeca Award-Winning War Doc 'The Kill Team'

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Academy Award-nominated director Dan Krauss' documentary "The Kill Team," which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.

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    Should There Be a Best Casting Oscar?

    Just because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has added a new, 17th branch for Casting Directors doesn't mean there will be a Best Casting Oscar anytime soon.

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    Director Laura Poitras Is at the Center of the Biggest Political Story of the Year

    The NY Times did a cover story of documentarian Laura Poitras one of the people at the center of the Edward Snowden story.

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    An Ode to Marriage, Part I: Cutie and the Boxer

    Two recent films stand out as paeans to marriage although each is also about art and the passion it arouses. As Peter and I approach our 25th anniversary (September 9), it seems especially appealing to me to write of these two films, Cutie and the Boxer and Herb and Dorothy 50 X 50 as tributes to m...

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