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    Review: Rich And Emotionally Rewarding Documentary 'Web Junkie'

    The opening moments of “Web Junkies” are surreal: we see a bunch of young Chinese boys stomping around what looks to be military barracks. A title card says that this is the Daxing Boot Camp, in a suburb of Beijing. The camera focuses in on one young boy, still in his room, looking out at his peers ...

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    Debra Granik on Following Up 'Winter's Bone' With a Documentary and Possibly Reuniting With Jennifer Lawrence

    Debra Granik spoke to Indiewire on the various stages of developing her latest film "Stray Dog," which was filmed over three years and edited over ten months, and treading that thin line between narrative and documentary forms.

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    Two Auteur Docs Play Venice Classics, on Bogdanovich and Penn

    I look forward indeed to two documentary tributes to two great American directors that are playing La Biennale di Venezia in the Venice Classics section: "One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & The Lost American Film," the first documentary from Bill Teck, and "Mise en scène with Arthur Penn (...

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    Reality Checks: The Challenges of Toronto's Documentary Market

    The upcoming Toronto International Film Festival contains a lot of promising non-fiction films. But will they get the attention they deserve?

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    How to Shoot a Crotch-Grabbing Bank Robber: Talking to the Directors of ‘The Dog’

    While "The Dog," the new documentary co-directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, is ostensibly about the bank robber immortalized by Al Pacino in Sidney Lumet's Academy Award-winning "Dog Day Afternoon," the real story is so much more.

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    Watch: Orson Welles’ Final Documentary 'Filming Othello'

    Contrary to popular belief, “F for Fake” is not Orson Welles’s last completed film. That honor goes to the rarely seen (or even discussed) 1978 documentary “Filming Othello.” As you would expect from the title, the doc traces the creation of Welles’s 1952 Palme d’Or-winning adaptation of “Othello.” ...

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    Sight and Sound Publishes Top 50 Documentaries List

    Eight women-directed films made the cut.

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    How Alex Gibney Found Nigerian Superstar Fela Kuti

    Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti provides a fascinating subject for frequent music documentarian Alex Gibney in "Finding Fela," which was well-reviewed at Sundance and opens in theaters Friday via Kino Lorber.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Out Of Print' Reflects On The Future Of 35mm In An Increasing Digital Age

    For the cinephiles of Los Angeles, New Beverly Cinema is not just another historic movie theater but a sacred landmark that celebrates everything that is enriching about 35mm projection. The theater building which dates back to 1920 is one of the oldest revival cinemas in the nation and, since 1978,...

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    SnagFilms Free Movie of the Week: 'Wakaliwood' Uncovers an Action Studio in the Slums of Uganda

    SnagFilms' free movie of the week "Wakaliwood: The Documentary" chronicles Ben Barenholtz's journey to the slums of Walkaliga, Uganda.

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