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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Chiwetel Ejiofor Gets Jazzed, HBO Offers Its Oscar-Nominated Short Docs and Two Famous Lovers Battle It Out

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Boardwalk Empire," "Eastbound and Down," "Homeland," "Masters of Sex" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Michael Apted's '56 Up' Has Its Broadcast Premiere on PBS October 14

    Michael Apted’s “56 Up,” the most recent installment in his groundbreaking series of documentaries checking in with a number of Brits every seven years over the course of their very divergent lives, will have its national broadcast premiere on PBS October 14, as part of the award-winning POV (Point ...

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    'Brooklyn Castle,' 'The Waiting Room' Set to Air on PBS This Fall

    PBS has for years now been providing a significant platform for independent films with series "POV" and "Independent Lens," which broadcast docs nationally to audiences who might not normally get a chance to find them given the current realities of theatrical releases these days....

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Expands Strongly, '56 Up' First Doc Hit of 2013?

    Late year releases, many expanding, dominate the specialized market this weekend. By far the biggest, "Zero Dark Thirty," is mainly playing in upscale multiplexes, providing fierce competition to such already strong wide releases as "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables."

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Tries To Carve Up 'Promised Land'

    Happy New Year! Mirroring the lull that follows the high energy end-of-the-year countdown, this first week out of the gate is a pretty quiet one in theaters. (Minus the two extremely violent films that top the docket. Blood and gore: yay!) This phenomenon isn't particularly surprising, but it does l...

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    Weekend Preview: Apted's '56 Up' and 'The Impossible' Best Bets, 'Promised Land' Leaves Critics Divided

    This weekend sees the wide releases of J.A. Bayona's well-received, heart-tugging tsunami drama "The Impossible," starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, and of Gus Van Sant's divisive fracking drama "Promised Land," starring co-screenwriters Matt Damon and John Krasinski.

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    Watch: New Trailer & Images For Michael Apted's '56 Up'

    There are few projects in the history of cinema as ambitious or accomplished as Michael Apted's "Up" series. Started in 1964, the concept at first was to capture the socio-economic condition and how it affected children, but it soon turned into a decades-spanning look at life itself. E...

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    Michael Apted Adds '56 Up' To Long-Running Documentary Series

    Once begun as a singular look into how class systems affected British children in 1964, director Michael Apted's “Up” series has instead grown into a pleasantly surprising portrait of aging and diversity, insomuch as it remains a wonder to consistently see a new chapter pop up. Consider it a shock t...

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