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    Why It's Time to Remove the Stigma That Follows Ken Burns

    It is no small irony that a new film by Ken Burns, the director who has done more than any other to infuse life into the past, gets treated, by some, like an already-ossified product upon release. Why do many of us give the latest work by Burns the same attention as the year’s edition of the Old Far...

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    Candy Factory Distribution Acquires Bruce Donnelly's Cuban Documentary 'Alumbrones'

    "Alumbrones," shot in Cuba, is Donnelly's first feature length film.

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    PBS Teases Independent Lens Series With TV Premiere of 'Bully'

    PBS will air "Bully," the much-discussed 2011 documentary that tracks a year in the life of bullied American kids, as the opener for its "Independent Lens" series.

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    Telluride Review: Wim Wenders' Documentary ‘The Salt Of The Earth’

    25 years ago, director Wim Wenders’ discovered the haunting black and white artworks of celebrated Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Now a 70-year-old man who has traveled to nearly every corner of the Earth for more than 40 years, Salgado has documented and witnessed firsthand some of the m...

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    Nick Broomfield Makes a Comeback With 'Tales From the Grim Sleeper'

    The British documentarian hasn't made an acclaimed film in years. Until now.

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    Telluride Review: 'Merchants of Doubt' Takes Lobbyists to Task and Falls Short

    The director of "Food, Inc." sets his sights on a new target with mixed results.

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    Darius Clark Monroe's Acclaimed Documentary 'Evolution of a Criminal' Comes to NY and LA Theaters This October

    A film we've covered at length on this site, Darius Clark Monroe's "Evolution of a Criminal," will soon receive a theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles.

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    Documentary Subjects Fight Oil Addiction in Three Exclusive Posters from 'Pump'

    The subjects of these three exclusive posters all have their own ways of tacking oil addiction.

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    Screen Talk: Telluride and the Oscars, from 'Birdman' to 'The Imitation Game'

    On this week's Screen Talk, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I debate new movies "Wild," "Imitation Game" and "Birdman"--and which ones will have an impact on this year's Oscar race.

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    Here's the Story Behind The Powerful Documentary 'Kids Behind Bars: Lost for Life'

    Following its recent top-selling iTunes debut and as part of a 57-countries broadcast schedule, "Kids Behind Bars: Lost for Life" makes its U.S. broadcast premiere on Monday, September 1 at 9pm ET/8pm CT, exclusively on Lifetime Movie Network. Indiewire recently spoke to the film's director about th...

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