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CNN to Air Three More 'Death Row Stories' Starting Next Sunday

CNN's original series "Death Row Stories" is set to return to the news channel next Sunday, July 13, with three new episodes debuting on successive Sundays.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 3, 2014 11:54 AM
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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.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 21, 2014 11:59 AM
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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 Lionsgate.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 7, 2014 2:11 PM
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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.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 1, 2014 11:00 AM
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'Breaking Bad,' 'Scandal,' 'The Story of Film' Among This Year's Peabody Award Winners

This year's Peabody Award winners are a zeitgeisty mix of new television classics, from "Breaking Bad" to "House of Cards" and "Scandal," and underdogs like FX's "The Bridge."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2014 2:14 PM
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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 Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, and making its world premiere.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2014 11:58 AM
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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.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 7, 2014 3:25 PM
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Sundance 2014: Buzzy Premieres Lean Toward Comedy, Documentary All-Stars Unveiled, Redford Books Failure Workshop

The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled the films selected to screen in its out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections. This is where the better-known directors and stars show up for red carpet walks in front of the Eccles Theater, and where much of the acquisition heat will be focused.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 9, 2013 4:00 PM
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IDA Documentary Awards Honor 'The Square,' 'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and More

The International Documentary Association unveiled their 2013 IDA Documentary Award winners at a ceremony Friday evening in Los Angeles. Top honors went to Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian revolution doc "The Square" for Best Feature, set to premiere on Netflix in January and currently sitting on the 2014 documentary Oscar shortlist.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 7, 2013 1:30 AM
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The Documentary Oscar Shortlist Has Landed

Well, after we had the temerity to predict the Oscar shortlist of 15 documentaries, we didn't do half bad.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 3, 2013 2:00 PM
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