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2014-05-01 12:28:34

Filmmakers and Policy Leaders to Attend June 20, 2014 AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium at the National Archives in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute announced today that AFI DOCS will pay tribute to Academy Award(® )winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney as its 2014 AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim honoree during its 12th edition held June 18-22, 2014 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD. The AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim...

2009-07-30 14:10:02

ESPN will highlight Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman during a one-hour documentary about Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship series. The Cubs were leading the Florida Marlins 3-0 in the top of the eighth and were just five outs away from their first World Series berth since 1945. Distraught fans said Bartman may have cost the Cubs a series victory when he interfered with a foul ball that left fielder Moises Alou was about to catch. Florida came back and won the contest 8-3 and the...

2008-09-25 09:00:34

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot GONZO: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson" was bound to show up on the Naro Expanded Cinema calendar sooner or later. Offering more tribute to than analysis of a writer who has been hailed as the most famous inebriate of his generation and as the co- founder of a "new journalism," it gets one screening tonight. The Naro, of late, has positioned itself as the savior of our times with frequent bookings of documentaries and...

2008-08-05 09:00:47

He was decades past his "gonzo" glory days, well into a lifetime of substance abuse and just a couple of years away from the moment he would take his own life with the final evidence of what he liked to call "my gun problem." But here's what Hunter S. Thompson wrote for ESPN.com the morning of Sept. 11, 2001: "It will be a Religious War, a sort of Christian Jihad, fueled by religious hatred and led by merciless fanatics on both sides," Thompson typed, predicting rollbacks in civil liberties...

2008-07-28 18:00:27

By Bob Keyes Filmmaker D'Arcy Marsh returns to his roots, quite unexpectedly, with a series of short films called "Between the Tides" about the wonders (natural and otherwise) of midcoast Maine. Marsh, who lives in the Boston area and has won an Emmy for his television work, began making movies when he spent time in Maine as a young boy. He went to camp in Tenants Harbor in the 1940s, and later worked there as a counselor. He has since gone on to big things in the TV and film...

2008-07-10 09:00:56

In February, Alex Gibney took home the Academy Award for best documentary feature for "Taxi to the Dark Side," his eerie investigation into charges of prisoner abuse by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It's grim stuff, and Gibney thwarted the worst kind of despair during the lengthy production and editing process by, yes, making another movie _ simultaneously. "It was loony," recalls the director, describing a setup where two separate editing operations were going at...

2008-07-04 06:00:44

By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 4--It's not 'just the facts, Ma'am,'" says Alex Gibney, channeling TV's Dragnet's Jack Webb. The writer-director-producer, who won the best documentary Oscar this year for Taxi to the Darkside and is currently promoting Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson, abhors the notion that a filmmaker can capture reality simply by pointing his camera at it. That's why this disciplined and prolific artist (he also executive-produced Charles...

2008-07-04 03:00:16

For artful hyperbole, scalding personal invective, jaundiced political analysis and drug-fueled fantasy, American news writing has never produced a wild man to equal Hunter S. Thompson. He was a troublemaker, a rule-bender and a lawbreaker. A sworn enemy of Objective Journalism, he was gleefully partisan and often brilliant. While other commentators marked the funeral of Richard Nixon in hushed and solemn tones, Thompson wrote from the gut: "If the right people had been in charge of Nixon's...

2008-06-27 12:02:43

By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 27--The Spring 2008 Cinema Sundays series wraps this weekend with documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney's Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Former Cinema Sundays programmer Gabe Wardell, now executive director of Independent Media Artists of Georgia, Etc. (IMAGE), and organizers of the annual Atlanta Film Festival will be on hand for the introduction and post-film discussion. Showtime at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., is 10:35...

2006-05-11 04:29:25

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The writer-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" has signed a deal to develop a white-collar crime drama at CBS Paramount Television. Alex Gibney will co-write and direct the project, which tracks a fictional low-level government official's probe into shady dealings at a corporate giant. The studio is expected to hire another writer and executive producer for the project. Gibney...


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