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Government Accountability Project Backs Countdown to Zero

In what they are calling a rare move, the Government Accountability Project is backing and promoting Lucy Walker’s upcoming doc, Countdown to Zero, says The Whistleblower: The Government Accountability Project has a long, storied history of working with whistleblowers within the nuclear industry to bring public awareness to the most ...

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Stonewall Uprising, trailer & poster

Along with 8: The Mormon Proposition, which opened last weekend, and last year’s Outrage, Stonewall Uprising is part of an important wave of gay activist documentaries seeming to crest in the wake of Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winner, Milk. As a straightforward history lesson about the genesis of the modern gay ...

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The Tillman Story, trailer & poster

Destined to be one of the most important documentaries of the year, The Tillman Story would already be compelling enough on the merits of its own tragic subject matter. The movie expands in significance when the misguided actions, horrific mistakes, media myth-making, and clumsy attempts at ass-covering deception in the ...

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GasLand, tonight on HBO

[UPDATE: Director Josh Fox is Jon Stewart’s guest on The Daily Show tonight and part of the segment involves the natural gas industry’s smear campaign to try to discredit GasLand.] Sasha gave us a preview of GasLand a few weeks ago, featuring excerpts from an NPR interview with the film’s ...

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Gasland on HBO June 21

One of the most lauded docs at Sundance was Gasland, director Josh Fox’s look at how natural gas companies are using a really dangerous method of extracting natural gas called “fracking,” short for hydraulic fracturing, given the okay by the Bush/Cheney administration, who ran our country into the ground for ...

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Joan Rivers Doc on the Map

There has been much buzz for the Joan Rivers doc – and almost everyone who praises it, does so almost begrudgingly, like they couldn’t believe they would actually like a documentary revealing someone who is already practically over-exposed.¬† Somehow, though, the doc manages to say much about Rivers that hasn’t ...

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Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job

This weekend the San Francisco Chronicle caught up with a documentary Sasha first wrote about from Cannes. “Inside Job” couldn’t be more prescient. Started just 19 months ago, the film is a searing examination of the financial crisis of 2007-10 and its catastrophic ramifications, not just for Americans but the ...

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Countdown to Zero

Valerie Plame and Jordan’s Queen Noor are on hand in Cannes helping promote Countdown to Zero. Hoping to spearhead a movement to reduce nuclear weapons to absolute zero, the producers of An Inconvenient Truth are mounting an effort to raise global awareness of the issue as they did with climate ...

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Cannes 2010: Inside Job

Charles Ferguson is one of the self-appointed truth-tellers – someone whose mission it is in life to bring information to the general public. And what information it is this time around with Inside Job, the story of the most disgraceful case of corruption amid trusted American financial institutions ever perpetrated ...

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Waiting for Superman

For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our buckling public—education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children. Oscar®—winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT ...

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