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    Why Sebastian Junger Made and Self-Released 'Restrepo' Sequel 'Korengal,' New HBO Doc (VIDEO)

    Vanity Fair writer Sebastian Junger is well-known not only for "The Perfect Storm" (which was made into a George Clooney action movie) and his intrepid war reporting--which he ended after the untimely death in Libya of his long-time partner, British Vanity Fair photographer and cinematographer Tim H...

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    Robert De Niro Steps Out, for His Festival, His Father and the Friars Club's Top Award

    We all know that Robert De Niro is a far better screen actor than he is public figure. Journalists dread interviews with the famously monosyllabic star. But this year De Niro is suddenly everywhere: at Tribeca, his New York film festival, hawking the Tribeca-produced Sundance documentary about his a...

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    Debra Granik Goes Rogue with First Doc 'Stray Dog' (LAFF World Premiere)

    Filmmaker Debra Granik earned an impressive four Oscar nominations for 2010's "Winter's Bone," including best picture, actress (Jennifer Lawrence), supporting actor (John Hawkes) and adapted screenplay. Clearly all the talent on display in 2004's "Down to the Bone," which boosted the career of Vera ...

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    San Francisco Film Society Adds to Board for Documentary Film Fund (EXCLUSIVE)

    Documentary veterans Julie Parker Benello and Lisa Kleiner Chanoff join the San Francisco Film Society Board of Directors, as SFFS's Doc Film Fund cash grants are extended for three years.

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    9 Documentaries to Stream on Netflix Now in Honor of LGBT Pride Month

    June is LGBT Pride Month. What better way to commemorate the occasion than by watching these 10 LGBT documentaries?

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    Griffin Dunne Talks Acting in 'The Discoverers,' Directing Joan Didion Doc, TV vs. Film, More (TRAILERS)

    This week Griffin Dunne ably carries the new family comedy "The Discoverers," from politico and academic turned writer-director Justin Schwartz, who cast Dunne as a washed-up professor--natch--who drags his two reluctant teenagers on an unexpected Lewis & Clarke Oregon road trip. Dunne gets to use h...

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    RADiUS Goes Lego, Nabs 'Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary'

    Apparently Lego is a hot property in both narrative and non-fiction filmmaking. RADiUS has clicked together worldwide rights for the first official, feature-length doc about the world of the Lego brick, “Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary.”

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    '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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    EXCLUSIVE: New Trailer for Restored Classic Opera Doc 'Tosca's Kiss,' Presented by Dustin Hoffman

    TOH! has scored a trailer exclusive to the 30th anniversary restoration of Daniel Schmid’s classic music documentary “Tosca’s Kiss,” which centers on the lives and passions of a group of retired opera singers living in the Casa Verdi home in Milan.

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