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Culture, The Exhibitionist Talking Baseball With <i>Ghost Town to Havana's</i> Director Eugene Corr and Star Coach Roscoe Bryant

Talking Baseball With Ghost Town to Havana's Director Eugene Corr and Star Coach Roscoe Bryant

What does baseball mean to you? For the kids living in Oakland’s notorious Ghost Town neighborhood, it means being part of a community — a refuge from all of the violence and trauma that each one lives with every day.…
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Music, All Shook Down Go See Shirley Clarke's Groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Documentary at the Roxie

Go See Shirley Clarke's Groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Documentary at the Roxie

Shirley Clarke was a trailblazing, staunchly independent filmmaker who fused documentary methods and subject matter with fictional storytelling techniques. Her films often dealt with urban living, jazz music, and American artists. Her 1963 feature, Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel…
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Music, All Shook Down Chris Metzler on His Fishbone Doc <i>Everyday Sunshine</i>, Which Plays Tonight at the Roxie

Chris Metzler on His Fishbone Doc Everyday Sunshine, Which Plays Tonight at the Roxie

Opening tonight at the Roxie is Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, a documentary about the highly-regarded -- if somewhat forgotten -- punk-funk band from Los Angeles. After years on the road, traveling between festivals, the film is finally…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Albert Maysles Reveals the Human Behind ex-Beatle Paul McCartney in <em>The Love We Make</em>

Albert Maysles Reveals the Human Behind ex-Beatle Paul McCartney in The Love We Make

Some celebrities have had such a huge impact on our culture that it's difficult to imagine them as individual human beings. But filmmaker Albert Maysles has built a career out of quietly capturing the character of each of his subjects,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Werner Herzog Looks <em>Into the Abyss</em> and Finds Death -- and Life -- in a Senseless Capital Crime

Werner Herzog Looks Into the Abyss and Finds Death -- and Life -- in a Senseless Capital Crime

Anyone who has seen his earlier documentaries, including Grizzly Man or Cave of Forgotten Dreams, would agree that German-born filmmaker Werner Herzog could narrate the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and turn it into a completely captivating experience from beginning…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Errol Morris Talks About <em>Tabloid</em> and the Joyce McKinney 'Mormon Sex-in-Chains' Case

Errol Morris Talks About Tabloid and the Joyce McKinney 'Mormon Sex-in-Chains' Case

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris (Standard Operating Procedure, The Fog of War) has a new film called Tabloid, a fascinating, bizarre roller-coaster ride of paranoia, crime, sex, gutter journalism -- and dog cloning. Tabloid, which opened Friday and is currently…
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News, The Snitch Educate Yo'self: Check Out Some Documentaries

Educate Yo'self: Check Out Some Documentaries

Let it be about the journey of some teenagers in Spellbound or a naughty journey toward some teenagers in Capturing the Friedmans, a well-made documentary makes for a great movie and shows us that life can be stranger than…
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