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Christopher Campbell is the managing editor of Nonfics and a freelance writer and editor for Film School Rejects, Movies.com, Fandango, RogerEbert.com and Moviefone. In the past he has contributed to Indiewire, MTV News, Movieline, Fandango, Spout, Documentary Magazine, Cinematical, Screen Crush, Pajiba, First Showing and The Documentary Channel Blog. He began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. Since then he has received a Master's degree in Cinema Studies from NYU, where he concentrated on nonfiction film.
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Collected Works of Bill Morrison and ‘The Last of the Unjust’ Top This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
Our latest home video recommendations include a box set collecting the best of Bill Morrison, Claude Lanzmann's 'The Last of the Unjust,' Martin Scorsese's 'The 50 Year Argument,' D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus's 'Town Bloody Hall,' 'Paycheck to Paycheck, 'Koch' and the TV series 'The Amazing Race.'
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Filmmaker Alex Barrett Tells Us Why He’s Bringing Back the City Symphony Genre
English filmmaker Alex Barrett has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for his new feature project, 'London Symphony,' which will pay tribute to the city symphony films of the 1920s while offering a modern take on the English capital in the 21st century.
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‘The Roosevelts,’ ‘Salesman’ and ‘The Final Member’ Top This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
Our latest streaming and rental recommendations include Ken Burns's new miniseries, 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,' plus the Maysles Brothers' 'Salesman,' the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab's 'Manakamana,' Joe Berlinger's 'Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger,' Andrew Rossi's 'Ivory Tower,' 'The Final Member' and 'Casting By.' Also inside is our guide to all the rest of the docs new to DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant and more. Also check out our weekly TV guide.
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Director Jody Shapiro on ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ the Man in the Burt’s Bees Logo and How Isabella Rossellini Spawned the Film
In a film that might not have existed were it not for Roberto Rossellini, we meet Burt Shavitz, the man we know as the face of Burt's Bees. It turns out he's a real person, and on top of that a very unique documentary personality.
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‘I Am Here’ Review: A Disappointing Follow-Up From the Director of ‘Last Train Home’
Lixin Fan follows his extraordinary documentary 'Last Train Home' with a look at China's singing competition show 'Super Boy.' The film, which has already debuted to so-so crowds in the nation of its setting, made its international premiere this week at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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‘Print the Legend’ Trailer
“Print the Legend” is both the definitive 3D Printing Documentary – capturing a tech in the midst of its “Macintosh Moment” –
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‘The Homestretch’ Review: Another Pressing Issue With Another Prosaic Documentary
From Kartemquin Films, the makers of 'Hoop Dreams,' comes a documentary by Anne de Mare and Kristen Kelly about Chicago's homeless youth problem, which is represented in the stories of three teens.
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Inaya Yusuf On the Importance of Her Prison Theater Documentary ‘The One & The Many’
Inaya Yusuf has launched a Kickstarter campaign for 'The One & The Many,' a documentary about a prison theater program in Italy that she is currently shooting. The filmmaker personally shared with us her reasons for making the film, why it's important and what she's learned from it so far.
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‘Crumb,’ ‘Teenage’ and ‘Elena’ Top This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
Our latest home video recommendations include 'Crumb,' 'Teenage,' 'Elena,' 'Fed Up,' 'A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY' 'I Am Divine' and 'The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.' Also inside is our guide to all the rest of the docs new to DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant and more. Also check out our weekly TV guide.
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‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper’ Review: Nick Broomfield Bounces Back By Holding Back
Nick Broomfield bounces back after his disappointing 'Sarah Palin: You Betcha' with one of his best yet, the serial killer documentary 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper.' This film, which superficially could be called a nonfiction noir, is centered around a case of a prolific serial killer in South Central Los Angeles, whom the LAPD didn't seem to be too concerned about over the course of 25 years and potentially hundreds of victims. It's a must-see of this fall's Toronto and New York Film Festivals.