This movie, as it happens, smooths out quite a bit of material in order to make its story points and moods conform to that of…
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The table of contents for RogerEbert.com's complete coverage of AFI Docs 2015.
An interview with "Amy" director Asif Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees.
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"Inside Out" and the stranglehold of Minnesota Nice; 20th anniversary of "Kids"; Small-screen auteurism of Keith Gordon; Danny Elfman on Tim Burton; John Lasseter on the evolution of storytelling.
Joanna Arnow on "Bad at Dancing"; Stephen Cone on Al Pacino; Secrets housed in the Garden of Allah; The legacy of Newton Minow; Our deep need for monsters that lurk in the dark.
Secret sounds in movies and TV; The setting of "True Detective"; Marc Maron's chat with Obama; "The Fisher King": In the Kingdom of the Imperfect; The Knickerbocker Hotel's haunted history.
A report on "In Transit," "Of Men and War" and "Mavis!" at AFI Docs 2015.
A report on "Radical Grace," "The Armor of Light" and "Larry Kramer in Love & Anger" at AFI Docs 2015.