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    Dustin Hoffman Brought to Tears While Eloquently Explaining Why 'Tootsie' Was "Never a Comedy"

    In the clip below from the American Film Institute's archives, Dustin Hoffman reflects on why and how he pursued the 1982 film, "Tootsie." The video starts with Hoffman emphatically asking the question he found central to the film, and ends with a poignant moment of realization. The content is best ...

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    AFI Docs Announces Policy Engagement Program; Documentary Filmmakers Meet with Policy Makers to Maximize Impact

    AFI Docs presented by Audi (formerly Silverdocs) has announced their inaugural Policy Engagement Program, where filmmakers making social-issues documentaries connect with policy makers to maximize their impact on the issues their films cover. The program will take place in Washington D.C. on June 20...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Russian Punks, Miami Gangsters and the Rougher Side of Becoming a Chef

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Mad Men," "Veep," "The Borgias," "Family Tree," "Nurse Jackie" 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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    AFI Docs Announces 2013 Slate including JFK Doc 'Letters to Jackie,' 'Caucus,' and 'Gideon's Army'

    AFI DOCS has announced its slate of films for the 2013 festival, and it certainly won't be lacking for big names. Opening with the star-studded Bill Couturie documentary "Letters to Jackie" and closing with AJ Schnack's behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 GOP leadership race "Caucus," the 2013 editio...

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    AFI DOCS Sets Michael Stevens' 'Herblock' As Gala Presentation

    Michael Stevens' documentary "Herblock: The Black and the White" will make its way to next month's AFI DOCS festival as a gala presentation, it was announced today. The film -- which traces the career and influence of Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block -- will screen as part of the 11th edition o...

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    AFI Introduces Eight New Women Directors at Shorts Program, Ava DuVernay to Give Keynote Address

    The American Film Institute will introduce eight new female filmmakers at its Directing Workshop for Women on May 6, where new short films by each director will screen.

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    Review and Trailer for Oscar-Nominated 'Kon-Tiki' - An Enjoyable, Supersized High-Seas Adventure

    Norway's Oscar-nominated Foreign-Language entry, the enjoyably supersized “Kon-Tiki,” follows the real-life adventures of explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who, in 1947, embarked on an eccentric mission across the Pacific Ocean, from Peru to Polynesia, on a wooden raft. His goal was to prove that Polynesia.....

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    AFI Docs Announces Opening Night and Centerpiece Premieres

    Now in its eleventh year in Washington DC, AFI Docs presented by Audi (formerly Silverdocs) kicks off of on June 19th and runs until the 23rd. The documentary festival has just announced that their opening gala on the 19th will be a presentation of Bill Couturie's "Letters to Jackie" at the Newseum....

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    AFI Announces Expansion of Documentary Fest AFI Docs Into DC Area

    AFI Announces Expansion of Documentary Fest AFI Docs Into DC Area

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    AFI FEST 2013 Announces Dates and Calls for Entries

    AFI FEST has announced the dates for its 2013 installment: November 7-14, about one week later than its usual kick-off. The festival takes place in the heart of Hollywood.

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