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Documentary "Schooled" Delves into the NCAA's Lucrative Money Machine

As Americans, college football is in our blood—and our economy. The lucrative—and often mercenary—side of college athletics is explored in 'Schooled: The Price of College Sports.' Read more...

You Are What You Watch: Found Footage Porn Thriller "Lucky Bastard"

In Lucky Bastard, his first feature film, director Robert Nathan explores a culture in which porn is both taboo and readily available Read more...

Forget Brunch, the Apocalypse is Here: Q&A with Filmmaker Todd Berger

There are no bomb shelters or flesh-eating zombies but there's plenty of awkwardness, bickering, and sexual tension when the eschaton presents itself -- during brunch, no less. Read more...

Spotlight on Oscar Docs: "How to Survive a Plague"

In the 1990s, Greenwich Village became the epicenter of the AIDS pandemic – and the activists who banded together to fight it, the subject of filmmaker David France's documentary. Read more...

"Absolutely Anything" Reunites (Some Of) Monty Python

Robin Williams has taken on a lot of peculiar roles and performed with a nutty bunch of co-stars, but his latest project might take the cake: He'll be playing a talking dog alongside three original members of Monty Python. Read more...

Raging Against the Machine: Filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio

Antonino D’Ambrosio, the director of Let Fury Have the Hour, is no stranger to telling it like it is. Read more...

Beasts of the Southern Wild Now Back in Theaters

After earning four Oscar nominations, Benh Zeitlin’s powerhouse indie drama Beasts of the Southern Wild will be storming its way back into theaters starting today. Read more...

Let Fury Have the Hour: Art, Activism, and the Politics of Both

The documentary Let Fury Have the Hour chronicles the artistic counterculture of the 1980s and '90s, the skateboards, punk rock, hip-hop, reggae, theater, and dance that served as a bracing corrective to mainstream consumerism. Read more...

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