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Kurt Maetzig, master of German cinema

An extraordinary filmmaker who made extraordinary films and lived to the extraordinary age of 101, Kurt Maetzig died August 8. But he was virtually unknown in the U.S.

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New films use humor to make sharp points

Film luminaries like Michael Moore, Matt Damon, George Clooney and Palestinian director Elia Suleiman spotlighted movies mixing wit and wisdom at last month's Toronto Film Festival.