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Absorbing documentary ‘City of Ghosts’ chronicles courage under fire in Syria

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Absorbing documentary ‘City of Ghosts’ chronicles courage under fire in Syria

- Heroes emerge in the shadow of the so-called Islamic State, and those heroes get their moment in Matthew Heineman's absorbing documentary "City of Ghosts." The movie, which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival, follows the men behind the citizen-journalism group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, which chronicles the oppression inflicted on the Syrian city of Raqqa by the group known as ISIS
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Film Streams ends its first decade set to expand as nonprofit cinema’s mission has grown and evolved

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Film Streams ends its first decade set to expand as nonprofit cinema’s mission has grown and evolved

- In late July 2007, Film Streams opened the Ruth Sokolof Theater — a two-screen cinema playing new indie, documentary and foreign films, as well as well-regarded repertory classics. Ten years and 1,600 or so movies later, the downtown movie house is still here, and it’s about to get a midtown sibling: the revived Dundee Theater, slated to open later this year
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Poacher in DiCaprio documentary acquitted of several charges

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Poacher in DiCaprio documentary acquitted of several charges

- DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — A Tanzanian poacher who was a subject of a documentary co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio has been acquitted of several wildlife trafficking charges, though he is in prison for a related crime. Boniface Methew Malyango, nicknamed "The Devil Has No Mercy," was acquitted on Wednesday of illegal possession of elephant tusks and other charges, authorities in Tanzania said
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DIA hosting marathon screening of Detroiters' home movies

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DIA hosting marathon screening of Detroiters' home movies

- In 1967, Detroit erupted in one of the worst riots in American history, a rebellion against police brutality and racial inequality in a city where many said it couldn’t happen. Take care of the films, Lawrence J. Bohner always used to tell his son, Larry Jr. The films are important. They’re our history. Lawrence, a lifelong film buff who died in 2003, shot a treasure trove of 8mm home movies from the 1940s through the 1970s, capturing everyday life in Detroit
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TIME and PBS Documentary Nominated for Emmy Award

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TIME and PBS Documentary Nominated for Emmy Award

- We are pleased to announce that the TIME and PBS special A Year in Space has been nominated for a 2017 News & Documentary Emmy in the Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary category— our company's first Emmy nomination in a traditional TV category . This one-hour first installment of a two-part series aired in March 2016 on PBS and is adapted from TIME’s original digital video series about astronaut Scott Kelly, whose 12-month stay on the International Space Station tested human limits for space travel and laid the groundwork for a manned mission to Mars
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JUST IN: Austin police officer featured in documentary film about fallen cops

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JUST IN: Austin police officer featured in documentary film about fallen cops

- Family members of an Austin police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2012 will attend an advanced film screening on Wednesday that highlights police deaths across the country. Among those featured in the film is Jaime Padron, a senior Austin police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a call about a suspicious, intoxicated person at a North Austin Walmart
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These Mass. movies will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

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These Mass. movies will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

- “Stronger,” the David Gordon Green film about Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, will get its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF, which runs Sept. 7-17, released its gala titles Tuesday morning. “Stronger” stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman, and Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black” as Bauman’s girlfriend, Erin Hurley. (Bauman married and had a daughter with Hurley in ; in February, they confirmed plans to divorce
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Birmingham's Sidewalk Film Festival announces 2017 opening, closing night films

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Birmingham's Sidewalk Film Festival announces 2017 opening, closing night films

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‘Crash Parade!’ Man Films Himself Mowing Down Beach Chairs, Cooler During Florida Pursuit

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‘Crash Parade!’ Man Films Himself Mowing Down Beach Chairs, Cooler During Florida Pursuit

- DUNEDIN, Fla. – A man fleeing police recorded himself driving at high speed across the pristine sand of Clearwater Beach in Florida, plowing through chairs and drinking alcohol, according to WTSP-TV. After a wild, nine-minute chase, officers caught up with the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Ryan Stiles, of Pinellas Park. The video shows Stiles tearing across the beach screaming obscenities. At one point he yells “Crash parade, bro!” as he appears to drive over multiple folding chairs
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People on the edge dominate docs at Woods Hole Film Festival

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People on the edge dominate docs at Woods Hole Film Festival

- Many of the documentaries featured in the 26th annual Woods Hole Film Festival (July 29-Aug. 5) befit an event located on the far southern fringe of Massachusetts. They deal with people on the edge — outsiders and nonconformists who deviate from the norm or are marginalized but who nonetheless prevail. They include a child raised in a foster home, a fiery Latina activist for the rights of farm workers, Native American women who deliver justice to the members of their tribes, a rock singer driven by demons to the brink of self-destruction, self-proclaimed geeks who want to be on the forefront of space technology, and other geeks who proudly indulge their obsession with a technology long outmoded
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Composer Timothy Brock returns to West Seattle to support restoration of Admiral Theater

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Composer Timothy Brock returns to West Seattle to support restoration of Admiral Theater

- Silent films spoke to Timothy Brock. The music accompanying the films drove the story and elicited emotions as well as, if not better than, dialogue, he thought. It was the music that attracted a 10-year-old Brock to see his first silent film at the Granada Theater in West Seattle. Brock had always known he wanted to be a composer and a conductor
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Suzanne Wasserman, historian and documentary filmmaker, dies

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Suzanne Wasserman, historian and documentary filmmaker, dies

- Suzanne Wasserman's interest in history was sparked by the colorful indivudals she met while growing up in Hyde Park and Kenwood with parents who were deeply involved in political and neighborhood issues. She went on to get a doctorate in American history from New York University and then embarked on a career as a historian, filmmaker and advocate in New York
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Chilean filmmaker’s life: ‘Poetry’ in motion

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Chilean filmmaker’s life: ‘Poetry’ in motion

- Chilean visionary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky continues to take us metaphorically on his amazing life journey at age 88. A continuation of the re-enacted from memory, autobiographical story Jodorowsky began in his marvelous “The Dance of Reality” (2013), the equally lyrical and surreal “Endless Poetry” features Jodorowsky’s son Adan as the young, rebellious Jodorowsky, a fledgling poet who breaks the bonds of an oppressive, authoritarian, money-grubbing father (Jodorowsky’s older son Brontis, who made his first screen appearance in Jodorowsky’s “El Topo” and is this film’s strongest actor)
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Top 10 science fiction movies of all time

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Top 10 science fiction movies of all time

- The Journal released a list of the 15 best action movies recently. Movies with lots of action that also happened to be science fiction movies were excluded from the list. Those films haven’t been forgotten though. This is the list for action-packed science fiction movies. And while the first list only had one sequel, the science fiction movies are dominated by sequels
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Best Bets this weekend: ‘Legally Blonde,’ Fountain Films, Joe Mullins

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Best Bets this weekend: ‘Legally Blonde,’ Fountain Films, Joe Mullins

- Laura Bell Bundy, who originated the role of Elle Woods on Broadway, co-directs the hit musical in her hometown. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street. Tickets are $35 to $85. . Lexingtontheatrecompany.org. Triangle Park at 400 West Main Street is the setting for a free outdoor screening of Tim Burton’s animated film, starring Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara
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As 'Dunkirk' marches into theaters, here are 9 of Christopher Nolan's major films, explained

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As 'Dunkirk' marches into theaters, here are 9 of Christopher Nolan's major films, explained

- Christopher Nolan may have found his masterpiece with “Dunkirk.” The World War II epic opens in theaters Friday, but it’s already received an outpouring of positive reviews. Time movie critic Stephanie Zacharek said the film is “ambitious and harrowing,” but Nolan has a “masterpiece on his hand.” “Its visual and sound effects are elaborate and impressive. This is a grand spectacle, not an empty one, a rare example of the Hollywood blockbuster dollar well spent,” she wrote
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"Last Chance U" documentary returns for season 2 on Netflix

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"Last Chance U" documentary returns for season 2 on Netflix

- NEW YORK (AP) — The East Mississippi Community College Lions are back as the documentary series "Last Chance U" returns for a second season. All eight episodes of season two will be available on Netflix starting Friday. The first season of the documentary by director Greg Whiteley chronicled the ups and downs of the junior college football team's 2015 season and turned out to be hit that reached well beyond hardcore sports fans and drew people to Scooba, Mississippi
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  • Absorbing documentary ‘City of Ghosts’ chronicles courage under fire in Syria
    Absorbing documentary ‘City of Ghosts’ chronicles courage under fire in Syria

    , sltrib.com

    Heroes emerge in the shadow of the so-called Islamic State, and those heroes get their moment in Matthew Heineman's absorbing documentary "City of Ghosts." The movie, which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival, follows the men behind the citizen-journalism group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, which chronicles the oppression inflicted on the Syrian city of Raqqa by the group known as ISIS
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Festivals

  • Museum: John Waters film fest hails part of collector's gift
    Museum: John Waters film fest hails part of collector's gift

    , richmond.com

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Museum of Art is about to begin a John Waters film festival to celebrate a gift of photographs and a sculpture by the movie maker. Waters' pieces include "Pig Latin," a 6½-foot-long (2-meter) strip of photos showing eight movie scenes with a pig Latinized line from seven of them, starting with Marlon Brando in "On the Waterfront" and "I-way oulda-cay een-bay a-way ontender-cay
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Documentary

  • '12th and Clairmount' to be shown at Campus Martius tonight
    '12th and Clairmount' to be shown at Campus Martius tonight

    , freep.com

    In 1967, Detroit erupted in one of the worst riots in American history, a rebellion against police brutality and racial inequality in a city where many said it couldn’t happen. Buy Photo. A free showing of “12th and Clairmount” is planned at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit. The Downtown Detroit Partnership says the documentary will be shown at 8 p
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Filmmakers

  • Filmmakers set out to honor the gone-but-not-forgotten record store Other Music
    Filmmakers set out to honor the gone-but-not-forgotten record store Other Music

    , latimes.com

    Other Music was the general store for New York City's rock boom in the 2000s. That era — when bands such as the Strokes, Interpol and Yeah Yeah Yeahs thrived in downtown and Brooklyn — was recently documented in the book "Meet Me in the Bathroom." And now it gets a fresh look in a new documentary about the compact but beloved record store that shuttered exactly a year ago
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Science fiction films

  • Discovery Center hosts sci-fi movie series
    Discovery Center hosts sci-fi movie series

    , concordmonitor.com

    The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center has a line-up for staff picks for its summer sci-fi film series. The adventures begin Friday at 7 p.m. with a screening of Pacific Rim, where sea monsters and humans battle. (Rated PG-13) On Aug. 4, watch Galaxy Quest. The bickering cast of a Star Trek-style show discovers they have to battle real aliens. (Rated PG) For each night, doors open at 6:30 p
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Cannes

  • 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes, Sofia Coppola, Diane Kruger, Joaquin Phoenix go home winners
    'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes, Sofia Coppola, Diane Kruger, Joaquin Phoenix go home winners

    , nydailynews.com

    The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d'Or award to Ruben Ostlund's Swedish comedy "The Square" on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award. "Oh my god! OK," the Swedish filmmaker exclaimed after he bounded onto the stage to collect the prestigious Palme, in a rare and somewhat surprising win for a comedy
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Fantasy films

  • Charlie Hunnam's childhood self would be pleased with King Arthur role
    Charlie Hunnam's childhood self would be pleased with King Arthur role

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    Charlie Hunnam thinks his younger self would be proud of his 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' role. The 37-year-old actor bagged the lead role as the titular monarch in the upcoming fantasy movie directed by Guy Ritchie, and has said it's a role his childhood self would have loved as he "grew up" watching the 1981 movie 'Excalibur' - which follows the same legend - and playing with toy swords
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