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Gabe Polsky On His Hockey Documentary ‘Red Penguins,’ The Movie Michael Eisner Doesn’t Want You To See

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Awards Daily's Megan McLachlan talks to director Gabe Polsky about Red Penguins, the documentary that follows when the Pittsburgh Penguins invested in Russian hockey. It sounds like something out of the classic Paul Newman comedy Slap Shot. Strippers stripping between the periods at ice hockey games, while live real-life bears drink Iron City beer to entertain the crowd. Only it isn't some outlandish prank from a comedy---it actually happened. Just in time for the return of NHL hockey, Gabe Polsky's documentary Red Penguins (out on digital August 4) flashes back to the early...

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Lineup for What Would Have Been the 47th Annual Telluride Film Fest

The Telluride folks are trying to make the best of a very bad situation. In a regular year, in one month many of us would be arriving in the little pocket of paradise to help launch Oscar season. But COVID ate Telluride, along with every other good thing. Here is the lineup anyway: THE SHOW AFTER LOVE (dir. Aleem Khan, UK, 89 min) ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY (dir. Liz Garbus, Lisa Cortés, USA, 102 min) How to watch: In select theaters Sept. 9, available to stream on Amazon Prime Video Sept....

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Wilford Brimley, the Actor

I suppose for most of the general population, Wilford Brimley is either known as the Quaker Oats guy or as the old fella doing PSAs for diabetes (or, as Wilford called it die-uh-beet-us). There's no shame in becoming synonymous with hot cereal, or in being the best-known advocate for the treatment of a deadly disease—it's just that his work as a crusty pitchman overshadowed something very significant: Wilford Brimley was a damn fine actor. Brimley's trip to becoming an in-demand character actor was a roundabout one. He dropped out of high school to...

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