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Watching and Reading: February 1, 2008

WATCHING Patti Smith talks about the new film Patti Smith: Dream of Life by Stephen Sebring (via Salon.com). Classic moments from the Sundance Film Festival (via The Sundance Channel). READING Salon.com film critic Andrew O’Heir writes about his favorite narrative and documentary films from Sundance. Michael Moore wants multiplexes to air more documentaries and foreign

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Watching and Reading: Week of January 4, 2008

Watching The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 POV Film ScreeningsNext week: Waging a Living in Burtonsville, Maryland. New Yorker: Naked Campaign ShortsIllustrator Steve Brodner draws the candidates. Reading A New Award for Nonfiction Filmmaker and blogger AJ Schnack announces the birth of a new award for

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Watching and Reading: Week of December 20, 2007

WATCHING Afropop TV A thrilling compilation of films on African life and culture. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars released on DVD. Good stocking stuffer. An Unreasonable Man Doc about crusader Ralph Nader on PBS’s Independent Lens Tuesday night. Indie Lens Short Film FestivalEclectic mix of stories and storytelling 18 in ’08 Nonpartisan doc and movement

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Media Guide: The Masters of Documentary on ‘Charlie Rose’

When the Charlie Rose Show started putting the entirety of its archives on YouTube (3,860 videos and counting), it allowed us to revisit old interviews, and get insightful peeks into the brains of some of the most intelligent, powerful and creative people in American today. Among those are some of America’s greatest documentarians. Charlie Rose

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