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AMC Sets Hollywood Documentaries

Continuing its commitment to developing original documentaries, AMC will roll out a number of films this year exploring and analyzing Tinseltown’s involvement in social, political and historical issues.

The movie network’s original-documentary slate for 2005 includes: Daniel Anker’s Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust; Robert Stone’s Hollywood and theVietnam War; and Good Cop, Bad Cop, from producer/director Barak Goodman.

The films follow the AMC premieres of Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood and Hollywood and the Muslim World during 2004.

Other documentaries chronicling Hollywood and filmmaking will be announced throughout the year, according to network officials.

“AMC is dedicated to telling rich, complex stories that explore the intersection between film and society,” said Jessica Shreeve, AMC’s vice president of documentaries, in a prepared statement.

“The documentary format is the perfect way to dissect how movies have influenced our way of life, told by talented and award-winning filmmakers,” she added. “In 2005, AMC is committed to producing larger, topical documentary films -- a natural addition to the network’s slate of original series and themed movie festivals.”

Imaginary Witness:Hollywoodand the Holocaust will debut on AMC March 1 at 9 pm (EST/PST).

Hollywood and theVietnam War is set for a 10 p.m. bow May 30 as part of a Memorial Day movie marathon, which includes the films Apocalypse Now, Sands of Iwo Jima, Force 10 from Navarone and other war-themed films.

GoodCop, Bad Cop will premiere in September during a special Labor Day film festival.