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Errol Morris is a Boston institution and a national treasure for the documentaries he has made during the past 30 years.
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1988’s “The Thin Blue Line” freed an innocent man from prison.
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2003’s “The Fog of War,” in which Robert McNamara broods over his part in the Vietnam War, won an Oscar.
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2008’s “Standard Operating Procedure” probed the nature of photography and the sins of Abu Ghraib.
New Yorker Films
“Gates of Heaven” (1978) remains the greatest film about pet cemeteries ever made.
Now, he is putting the finishing touches on “The Unknown Known,” a documentary on former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
The most important thing Morris may do this year is put his name on “The Act of Killing,” which opens in the area on Friday.
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