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    In Indie Spirit Nominee 'Virunga,' Gorillas Caught in the Crosshairs of Corporate Greed

    If corporations are people, my friends, they’re the kind of people who make great movie villains. Especially in 'Virunga.' Which unfortunately isn’t a fiction.

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    Watch: Bing Crosby on PBS' American Masters (VIDEOS)

    Bing Crosby, like his "Holiday Inn' costar Fred Astaire, is remembered for his many iconic movie roles, while his abilities as a singer are often underestimated. Yes, every Christmas we are reminded that Crosby debuted the classic “White Christmas” in "Holiday Inn" and sang it for the rest of his li...

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    Can We Cure Aging? Absorbing Doc 'The Immortalists' Wants to Know

    At an early point in David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg’s absorbing documentary 'The Immortalists,' theoretical biologist Aubrey de Grey, who sports a beard of wizardly proportions, says, “I don’t want to end up here.” The “here” he speaks of so dismissively is a graveyard.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's 10 Tips for Finishing Your Documentary

    From archival footage to music to editing and beyond, these tips from DOC NYC run the gamut of the documentary filmmaking process. Read up and learn from the pros.

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    Morgan Spurlock on Why Documentaries Matter More Than Ever

    With fewer companies controlling media, nonfiction films -- especially ones that promote social change -- are more important than ever. Here's why.

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    'The Act of Killing' Director on Dreams, Recognition and Impact

    Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of Oscar-nominated documentary "The Act of Killing" and the upcoming "The Look of Silence" shares his thoughts on the role of the documentary filmmaker.

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    Oscar Doc Contender 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Shows the Literary Lion's Intimate Side

    Nicholas Wrathall met Gore Vidal for the first time at the Beverly Hills Hotel. They had brunch on an Easter Sunday while a life-size bunny gallivanted about the restaurant—a “surreal” experience, according to the director—but quickly connected over a discussion about the politics of Wrathall’s nat...

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    Susan Sarandon on The Power of Documentaries

    In this guest post, the actress and activist explains how documentaries make a real difference in the world.

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    All of Last Year's Oscar-Nominated Documentaries are Streaming on Netflix

    Good news for fans of documentaries. All of last year's Academy Award-nominated documentaries are now available to stream.

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