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Meet Three Exonerated Men Devoted To Freeing Innocent Convicts

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.21.2017 | Entertainment

In Dallas, three exonerated men have become detectives of sorts. Rebuilding their lives following wrongful imprisonment, Christopher Scott, Steven Phi...

Where Fascism, Communism And Bach Meet

Harriet Gordon Getzels | Posted 04.04.2017 | Arts
Harriet Gordon Getzels

When Peter Getzels and I were asked to make a documentary in the Czech Republic about a 90 year-old harpsichordist, I envisioned a barbed-wire dive in...

Short Documentary Brings Transgender Narrative To Global Audiences

Katie Sgarro | Posted 03.21.2017 | Queer Voices
Katie Sgarro

In June 2016, Scottish artist filmmaker Lucie Rachel released Where We Are Now, an insightful personal documentary about the relationship between a yo...

17 Sundance Movies We're Eager To See

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2017 | Entertainment

Every January, throngs of movie lovers gather in the snowy hills of Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. It’s an 11-day preview of the y...

'Solitary' Trailer Explores The Damaging Effects Of Prison Confinement

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment

In supermax, no one can hear you cry. The new HBO documentary “Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison” provides unparalleled access to the world ...

Trailer For ABC's Menéndez Brothers Doc Treats Murderers Like Rock Stars

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 12.19.2016 | Entertainment

The first trailer for ABC’s documentary special on Erik and Lyle Menéndez — the brothers who shot and killed their parents in 1989 — was releas...

Netflix Was 'In Discussions' To Make A Show About Prince's Home

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.12.2016 | Entertainment

A Netflix spokesperson said the streaming service was in “discussions” to make a show about Prince’s Paisley Park compound before the artist’s...

'I Am Not Your Negro' Should Be Essential Viewing For All Americans

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.11.2016 | Entertainment

You won’t find a documentary over the next few months that’s more important than “I Am Not Your Negro.” Raoul Peck uses James Baldwin’s unfi...

HBO's Chilling Slenderman Documentary Is A 'Nightmare Come True'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.11.2016 | Entertainment

HBO’s new “Beware the Slenderman” documentary looks scarier than the reality of a Donald Trump presidency. Recently released, the trailer takes...

Must-See Climate TV On National Geographic Oct. 30

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.28.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Get the popcorn! The evening of Sunday, October 30, starting at 8 PM Eastern, is going to be a great night for amazing climate stories on your TV. Coa...

You Can Literally Watch The Entire 'Hamilton' Documentary Right Here

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.25.2016 | Arts

“Hamilton’s America” debuted on Oct. 21 as part of PBS’s “Great Performances” series. But for those of you who opted to spend last weekend...

Inside The History Documentary Every 'Hamilton' Fan Will Want To See

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.19.2016 | Arts

Just over three years ago, filmmaker Alex Horwitz decided to make a documentary. He didn’t know exactly what he was documenting ― at that point, i...

'Tower' Relives A School Shooting That Wasn't An Everyday Phenomenon

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment

In 1966, mass shootings weren’t the stuff of everyday headlines. When a 25-year-old gunman open fired at a Texas university, killing 14 people and w...

The 'Newtown' Trailer Shows Hope For A Shattered Community

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment

The residents of Newtown, Connecticut, have spent nearly four years piecing their lives back together in the wake of America’s deadliest grade-schoo...

A Viral Video Set Sergei Polunin On A Path To Revolutionizing Ballet

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.20.2016 | Arts

In February 2015, renowned American photographer David LaChapelle quietly released a video on the internet. In it, Ukrainian-born Sergei Polunin ― o...

6 Documentaries You Should Watch 'Now!'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment

The second season of “Documentary Now!” started this week, with Bill Hader and Fred Armisen returning to parody famous documentaries. The series i...

This Woman Climbed The Highest Mountains On Every Continent For A Powerful Reason

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.20.2016 | Arts

On Nov. 18, 2015, a woman named Wasfia Nazreen climbed to the top of Carstensz Pyramid, located in the western central highlands of the Papua Province...

Man Behind Discovery Channel Believes The Future Of Docs Is Virtual

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts

In the late 1970s, when the rise of satellite delivered cable services and new television channels focusing on everything from sports to news to movie...

Netflix's New Amanda Knox Documentary Wants You To Pick A Side

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.08.2016 | Entertainment

Netflix is back at it again with another criminal justice thriller. The streaming service released the first two trailers for its new documentary, “...

These Artists Are Living Out Their Dreams In A Handmade Floating House

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.17.2016 | Arts

Fed up with scraping by as artists, this couple made a leap that most people only fantasize about: they left city life behind to build their floating ...

Meet The Extraordinary Husband-Wife Duo Behind 'Curious George'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.15.2016 | Arts

Curious George is one of the most recognizable characters in literary history. Children far and wide grew up getting to know the playful monkey, perpe...

The TFI Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund: Where Fashion & Film Come Together to Save the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I strongly believe that fashion and film go hand in hand. Both visual mediums to their core, they are artistic expressions that demand "usage" to fu...

Teen Whose Life Inspired Viral Mini-Doc Gives Back To His Peers

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.04.2016 | Latino Voices

Gaspar Marcos experienced an outpouring of love and support after a mini-doc by the Los Angeles Times about his life as an unaccompanied immigrant you...

Watch A Saints Player With ALS Record A Sweet Message For His Unborn Son

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment

When star New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason was diagnosed with the debilitating disease ALS in 2011, he began recording a video diary for his un...

28 Documentaries For People Who Just Want To Watch Netflix During A Snowstorm

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.14.2017 | Arts

We’ve already given you recommendations for TV and film to stream when you’re actually watching Netflix and chilling. But if extreme weather is st...