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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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    Director Alex Gibney's IDA Speech on The Folly of Objectivity and Why He's Drawn to Abuses of Power

    At their annual awards ceremony last Sunday, The International Documentary Association (IDA) presented Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney with the 2013 Career Achievement Award.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes with Alex Gibney at His Jigsaw Productions

    It’s not just productivity but prescient subject matter that marks Alex Gibney’s work as a director. His Lance Armstrong portrait “The Armstrong Lie” opens Friday; “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” was released in July. Last year, Gibney directed “Park Avenue: Money Power & the American Dre...

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    5 Films About Real-Life Sporting Controversies

    It will surprise exactly no one to learn that few of us here at the Playlist ever sat at the jocks’ table in high school and only a very few of really count ourselves as major sports fans. However there are aspects of modern sporting culture that, whether or not we find ourselves transfixed by the s...

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