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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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    In the Works: Documentary on Disney's Imagineers (TRAILER)

    Disney has a documentary in the works that will go behind the scenes and into the history of its Imagineers, the division tasked with designing the studio's theme parks and rides. Lesley Iwerks, the granddaughter of Mickey Mouse co-creator Ub Iwerks, is set to direct. Check out the trailer for the f...

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    Werner Herzog Meets Abel Ferrara And Talks Shop In Switzerland: 'I have done things I have never done before'

    Werner Herzog is having a productive week in Switzerland. For the duration of the Locarno Film Festival, which concludes its 66th edition on Sunday, Herzog has been the subject of a career retrospective that includes an outdoor screening of his profound jungle epic “Fitzcarraldo” as well as his most...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Home Movie Footage of Genocide Makes 'Pays Barbare' Essential Viewing`

    Redefining history in its own images, the remarkable hourlong found footage project "Pays Barbare" is less documentary than curated document. Longtime Italian avant garde directors Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi ("From the Pole to the Equator") assemble material from a private archive cov...

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    Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Anita Hill Documentary

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Anita, the documentary about Anita Hill.

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