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Martin Scorsese's doc 'The 50 Year Argument' gets premiere date on HBO

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Martin Scorsese’s latest documentary, The 50 Year Argument, is set to premiere on HBO Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET.

The documentary, directed by Scorsese and David Tedeschi, looks at The New York Review of Books and its founding editor Robert Silvers. “I have learned so much over the years from The New York Review of Books—it’s given me so much that I jumped at the chance to make this film,” Scorsese said in a press release. “And [Tedeschi] and I both welcomed the challenge of making a film that reflected what is so unique about the Review, really, a film about the adventure of thought, and, as Colm Toibin puts it, the sensuality of ideas.”

The 50 Year Argument is the third Scorsese documentary to premiere on HBO, the first two being Public Speaking and George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Scorsese most recently received a Best Picture Oscar nod for 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Originally posted August 11 2014 — 2:58 PM EDT

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