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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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    What to Expect from Alex Gibney's HBO Doc 'Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown'

    Workhorse Alex Gibney's latest documentary 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' debuts on HBO on Monday, October 27. Gibney was given exclusive access to the Brown Estate archives. But is this an honest picture of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business?

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    Review: Doc Feature 'Finding Fela' Provides Entertaining Primer for Fela Novices (Now in Theaters)

    We never really “find” Fela in this film, which of course is not the point. So prolific and contradictory a figure as he was, no 2-hour foray into his life and music could ever fully do him justice.

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    'Finding Fela': How Alex Gibney Found Nigerian Superstar Fela Kuti

    Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti provides a fascinating subject for frequent music documentarian Alex Gibney in "Finding Fela," which was well-reviewed at Sundance and played in theater via Kino Lorber and hits iTunes and multiple digital platforms on October 31 and Cable Movies on Demand November 1.

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    Full AFI DOCS Slate Includes Holbrook's 'Twain' Odyssey, 'Overnighters' and Alex Gibney Tribute

    AFI DOCS has unveiled its full 2014 program, a slate of 84 buzzed-about films from 28 countries that will unspool from June 18-22 in Washington DC and Silver Spring, MD.

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    Gibney's 'Finding Fela' Nabbed by Kino Lorber; Dino Doc 'Dinosaur 13' Gets Summer Release Date

    News today for two hot docs out of this past Sundance: Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela," on the revolutionary creator of Afrobeat music, now has North American distribution from Kino Lorber, while Todd Miller's "Dinosaur 13," scooped up in Park City by CNN Films, has a theatrical day-and-date set from L...

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    Alex Gibney Is the Guggenheim Honoree for AFI DOCS 2014

    The American Film Institute’s documentary festival, AFI DOCS, will honor Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) as its 2014 Charles Guggenheim honoree during the fest’s 12th edition, running June 18-22 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

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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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    Alex Gibney, Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon Pen Anti-Death Penalty Op-ed

    Alex Gibney and Robert Redford are the executive producers of "Death Row Stories," a CNN docuseries that premiered March 9th and explores different cases of capital crimes, raising pressing questions about the death penalty and process. Susan Sarandon, who won an Oscar for her role in "Dead Man Walk...

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    Live Stream Two Conversations with Edward Snowden and Julian Assange from SXSW

    On Saturday and Monday, you can live stream two insightful talks from South by Southwest in Austin: one with CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and another with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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