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Saved in America

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

In her debut documentary Saved in America I quizzed filmmaker and bombshell (not important, but she is) director Kim Sill about her journey protesting, benignly and politely (she is southern and a lady after all) in front of pet shops that sell puppies born and breed in puppy mills.

7 More Documentaries To Stream On Netflix

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment

Here are seven more documentaries worth your valuable, binge-watching time, all available on Netflix.  "What Happened, Miss Simone?" "What Happe...

'Listen to Me Marlon' Reveals Our Greatest Actor In His Own Words

John Turturro | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
John Turturro

There is only one Marlon Brando. No actor, despite the countless who have been compared to him, has had the masculinity and femininity, the gentleness, the sudden violence, the surprise, the gracefulness, the sexuality and the innate poetry that made up this complicated soul.

21 Gorgeous Documentaries Everyone Should Stream Right Now

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts

There are only so many hours in the week you can spend streaming old episodes of "Seinfeld," staring at a glowing screen while the faint echo of a bi...

Jose Antonio Vargas Discusses Unpacking Race In New Doc 'White People'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

  MTV's documentary "White People" premiered on Wednesday and spurred an Internet frenzy around the role race plays in the lives of Ame...

'Look Of Silence' Director On How The Film Is Sparking Change In Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.17.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

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'Give Me Goosebumps!': Celebrating the Relaunch of the TFI Doc Fund and New Partnership with The Orchard

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This idea, the concept of cinema as a hand across cultures, is exactly what the TFI Documentary Fund is about. From a festival that began to heal a city, to a program and their funds that continue to mend the world through cinema, TFI is high on my list of groundbreaking, life-changing organizations. Many may have tried to imitate it but none have even come close.

Blaze Starr -- A 38DD and Proud of It

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

Bold, unapologetic, kind-hearted, a bigger personality than even her formidable chest. Blaze Starr was more than her body, an endearing legendary broad, a luminous star now aligned with more of her kind.

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Adriana Aristizábal

I have to recognize, I knew almost nothing about the tragedy that happened almost 30 years ago in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The nuclear power plant accident was catastrophic, and its effects on the population were beyond human comprehension.

Pity Porn: The Unlikelihood of an Unbiased Porn Doc

Casey Calvert | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Casey Calvert

Porn is Bad. It's an old, tired narrative about the business, but it's safe for the press. So what if some porn stars criticize your review? That's much more manageable that criticism from the entirety of the flyover states, or worse, your editor, a little closer to home.

10 Films Every Human Rights Advocate Should Watch

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts

The stars of this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival are as eclectic and awe-inspiring as ever -- a gang of 18 revolutionary cows in a Palestinia...

The 15 Best B&H Photo Event Space Videos Of All Time

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

For anyone who doesn't know about the B&H Photo Event Space, you are living in the dark. Firstly, B&H is the Disneyland for photographers - a photo an...

10 Documentary Videos For Street Photography Fans

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image (c) Michael Ernest Sweet While not all these photographers are strictly street photographers, they are, I believe, photographers that street p...

Meet the Disease That Feels Like ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's All at Once

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Lugavere

In The Lion's Mouth Opens, Walker focuses on young actress Marianna Palka as she finds out whether she has inherited this fate, an incurable degenerative disorder which took her father and now has a 50 percent chance of taking her body and her mind.

Sara Boboltz

Nature Documentaries Are Way More Fake Than You Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Filming animals takes a long, boring time -- but some of the things producers have done to speed things up may surprise you.

A Talk With Epiphany Morgan and Carl Mason

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Erin McKelle

Filmmakers and life partners Epiphany Morgan and Carl Mason talked to 365 strangers in the last year, as they set out to create a new bite-sized documentary (they call them docobites) every day about a stranger they met during their adventures.

The Film You Don't Want to Miss: 'Prescription Thugs' at the Tribeca Film Festival

Richard Taite | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

At the festival, the documentary film "Prescription Thugs" will be screened. I am honored to be featured in this film and to help educate the public about the grave danger that is posed by the abuse of prescription medications.

Wealth Battles Health in New PlantPure Nation Documentary

Linda Watson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Linda Watson

The documentary follows them and another advocate of whole foods, plant-based eating as they lobby the Kentucky legislature and run a series of short eating trials in a small North Carolina town.

Gale Anne Hurd On The Legacy of Wilma Mankiller (Exclusive Video)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

I've asked Gale Anne Hurd to share her thoughts on why the story of the first female Principal Chief of The Cherokee Nation is one for the history boo...

New Film Healing of Love Is Challenging the Paradigm of Relationships

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
Erin McKelle

Have you ever felt frustrated with our culture's current model of acceptable relationships- that is, monogamous pairing? Realized that in our world of social networking, we're losing real, close connections to others?

What Does 'The Jinx' Mean For The Future Of True Crime?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment

Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From...

Three Major Misconceptions About Africa

Timothy Kurek | Posted 05.18.2015 | DC
Timothy Kurek

As fate would have it I was introduced to Gessye, a grad student in Washington, D.C. who has experienced firsthand the ignorance of beliefs about her continent and decided to actually do something about it.

Al Maysles -- A Fond Farewell

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 05.09.2015 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

I don't make movies like Al. I'm too busy working out my neurotic wounds to be a fly on the wall, but I adore his films. Who doesn't? They are smart, funny and like Al, very sensitive.

Oscars' Near Misses: Poverty Documentaries

Joy Moses | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Joy Moses

In the lead up to the 87th Annual Oscars ceremony, 134 documentaries were submitted for consideration by the Academy. Only 5 were nominated. Amongst the 129 near misses, was a list of films illuminating interesting aspects of poverty in America. Here are seven of the better ones.

The Best Netflix Documentaries to Watch Right Now, 2015

Nana Meriwether | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Nana Meriwether

Alas, I am here to save you all. I am obsessed with documentaries and I have seen a lot of the films available on Netflix. Below is a list of what I think are must see documentaries, as of January 2015.