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    International Documentary Association Nominations Impact the Oscar Shortlist

    The International Documentary Association Award nominations have influence on the doc Oscar race. Several key contenders did not land feature nominations.

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    Review: Why Margaret Brown's 'The Great Invisible' Matters

    Our mediated culture is obsessed with the tragedy of right now. But director Margaret Brown is interested in the long-term story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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    Why Jagger & Gibney's 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' Is a Musical

    Alex Gibney loves music docs. From "The Blues" to "Finding Fela" and his in-the-works looks at Frank Sinatra and Janis Joplin, he's a music maven. So it's fitting that he and producer Mick Jagger take a musical slant on the Godfather of Soul in "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" (HBO, October 2...

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    Watch New Trailer for Griffin Dunne Doc About His Aunt, Joan Didion

    Check out the new trailer for "We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live," documentarian Susan Rostock's and Griffin Dunne's documentary about his famous aunt, Joan Didion, wife of his late uncle John Gregory Dunne, brother of Griffin's father, Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne, who died in 2009...

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    Watch 'E-Team' Q & A: Filmmakers Follow Four Human Rights Watchers Into Danger

    Doc vets Ross Kaufman and Katy Chevigny, co-directors of "The E-Team" (theaters October 22, Netflix October 24), take us behind the scenes on an extraordinary doc that follows four intrepid Humans Rights Watchers as they go deep into dangerous territory to establish-- in a way some journalists do no...

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    Exclusive: The 25 Most Influential Documentaries (According to Cinema Eye Honors)

    Some of your favorite documentary filmmakers selected the documentaries that influenced them the most.

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    Laura Poitras Takes Us Behind the Scenes on Edward Snowden Doc 'CITIZENFOUR'

    We take you behind the scenes with documentarian Laura Poitras who tells us how she came in contact with whistleblower Edward Snowden and decided to make the secret documentary "CITIZENFOUR" about his historic decision. They met in Hong Kong, she worked from Berlin, he wound up in Moscow. And Poitra...

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    How Sebastian Junger Went Hobo for HBO Doc 'Last Patrol' (TRAILER)

    Concluding Sebastian Junger's trilogy on war is HBO-backed "The Last Patrol" (which will also be a book), about four men who have given up covering war. They hiked at high speed the 300-mile trip from D.C. through Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in stages over the course of a year without tents, freezing...

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    Watch: 'Happy Valley' Trailer Exposes the Sandusky Penn State Scandal

    Distributed by Music Box Films, here's the trailer for director Amir Bar-Lev's documentary on the unveiling of sex offender Jerry Sandusky.

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    Screen Talk: 'CITIZENFOUR,' 'Birdman,' and More Awards Updates

    On this week's Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and I agree that Laura Poitras' riveting "CITIZENFOUR" has jumped to the front of the crowded documentary race.

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