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Wim Wenders' Pina, trailer & poster

Wim Wenders' Pina, trailer & poster

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The Island President Takes on World to Try to Save it

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What a wonderful documentary is Jon Shenk’s The Island President, which just had its first viewing in North America here at the Telluride Film Festival.  Beautifully shot, heartbreaking real, the film presents the everyday horror we’re all sort of living with: global warming is real and it feels like the end of everything.  Though there probably isn’t a more hot-button issue, except maybe healthcare and abortion, the subject has been…

Kris Tapley galvanized by Herzog's Into the Abyss

Kris Tapley galvanized by Herzog's Into the Abyss

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Kris Tapley at In Contention calls Werner Herzog’s new documentary “a crucial viewing experience.” In short, the film is a penetrating, comprehensive look at the issue of capital punishment by way of studying the circumstances and prominent figures in the case of Michael Perry and Jason Burkett, two Texas youths who were accused of a triple homicide in 2001… Whatever your position on capital punishment, the film is necessary, plain…

Stonewall Uprising leads to NY gay marriage equality

Stonewall Uprising leads to NY gay marriage equality

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Nearly 42 years to the day since the Stonewall Riots of June 27, 1969, New York State becomes the 6th and largest state to legalize gay marriage. Congratulations, New York! (and thanks to all the straight folks around the country helping celebrate by playing with their 4th of July fireworks already.) civilrights.org, Stonewall Riots: The Beginning of the LGBT Movement Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969 (June 22,…

Page One Asks Us to Take a Hard Look at Ourselves

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Pete Hammond interviews David Carr and the LA Times’ Jim Rainey If Microsoft never saw the internet coming, and Google never saw Facebook coming, and Facebook never saw Twitter coming, it is chilling to imagine what newspaper publishers never saw coming: all of the above.  The movement towards “citizen journalism” coincided with the movement towards “reality TV,” as we find ourselves in an age of self-made stars, writers, bloggers, photographers,…

Tonight: HBO's Bobby Fischer Against the World

Tonight: HBO's Bobby Fischer Against the World

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Page One: Inside the New York Times Trailer

Page One: Inside the New York Times Trailer

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Featuring our lifelong pal, David Carr. Oscar doc race is already looking, once again, like the category featuring the best films of the year. It’s usually the doc race or the foreign language race, or the shorts. ¬†Very rarely is it the Best Picture category, although last year was not too shabby.

PBS Alert: Waste Land and Stonewall Uprising

PBS Alert: Waste Land and Stonewall Uprising

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Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land aired on PBS Independent Lens last Tuesday, but I didn’t notice the listing in time give a heads up. Luckily, Independent Lens re-broadcasts Sunday evening in many areas, so check your local schedule for another chance to catch it. Filmed over nearly three years, Lucy Walker‚Äôs Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his home country…

Females Rule the Jungle in Disneynature's Powerful doc, African Cats

Females Rule the Jungle in Disneynature's Powerful doc, African Cats

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To watch DisneyNature’s African Cats is to celebrate the roar of the female cat who not only is responsible for raising all cats, male and female, but also must protect her young and hunt for food. They rule. This documentary wisely focuses on two mother cats – a seductive, cunning cheetah named Sita and a devoted, strong lion named Layla and the daily struggles they face basically keeping their species…

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Trailer

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Trailer

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