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    Can 'Cosmos' Save Science Television?

    With his nondescript blazers and mild manner, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is an unlikely radical. But make no mistake: in an age of evolution skeptics and climate change deniers, the defense of science he levies as the host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" is nothing short of revolutionary.

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    Tribeca Adds Music Docs from Alex Gibney and 'Berberian Sound Studio' Director Peter Strickland

    They can't have Tribeca without Alex Gibney. And so today's announcement that the prolific documentarian's newest film, an untitled James Brown doc, is a new addition to the upcoming 2014 fest makes sense. Also added to the lineup is another music-oriented doc, "Bjork: Biophilia Live," directed by N...

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    Errol Morris Stands Up for Unapologetic Donald Rumsfeld Doc 'The Unknown Known'

    Errol Morris talks back on his new documentary on Donald Rumsfeld "The Unknown Known," which arrives in theaters April 4.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires The Who Doc 'Lambert & Stamp'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired The Who founding story "Lambert & Stamp," which debuted well at Sundance 2014. SPC will handle the release of cinematographer-turned-director James D. Cooper’s debut documentary in multiple territories.

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    Kino Lorber Dates Sundance Doc 'Who is Dayani Cristal,' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal (CLIP)

    Kino Lorber has dated the Sundance prize-winning doc "Who is Dayani Cristal?," starring Gael Garcia Bernal, who is on a quest to reveal mysteries of the immigration trek into the U.S.

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    Sundance Docs 'Rich Hill' and 'Last Days in Vietnam' Find Distribution

    Two documentaries that premiered at this year's Sundance, Grand Jury winner "Rich Hill" and Rory Kennedy's "Last Days in Vietnam," have found distribution.

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    WATCH: Alejandro Jodorowsky Talks the Wildest Film Never Made in 'Jodorowsky's Dune'

    The wonderful doc "Jodorowksy's Dune" arrives in theaters March 21. Here's a one-minute clip from the film to whet your appetite. Whether or not you're familiar with the "Dune" mythology, its production history, or the hypnotically bad trainwreck of a film taken away from David Lynch by the studios,...

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    REVIEW: SXSW Grand Jury Doc Winner 'The Great Invisible'

    I was happy to see that Margaret Brown’s deserving documentary “The Great Invisible,” on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its aftermath, nabbed the Grand Jury award at this year’s SXSW. While the doc competition lineup was strong, Brown’s film displayed the tautest and most skillful chops in term...

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

    At an early point in David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg’s absorbing documentary and SXSW premiere “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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    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

    Documentaries rely heavily on festivals to obtain the much-needed attention of distribution companies. And few film festivals carry as much prestige as the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which will be celebrating its 17th year from April 3-6 and has just announced its "Invited Program" and "N...

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