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True Son

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The most exciting scenes show smart, charismatic Tubbs cleaning his opponent’s clock in a televised debate. Tubbs and his campaign manager clash some over the best use of their time and Tubbs’s reluctance to ask strangers for money, but we only see this conflict in talking-head interviews — with sharper on-the-ground footage, True Son might have been as sharp a doc as it is inspiring a story.

Nov. 4-6, 7:10 p.m., 2014

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