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Why Society Can Destroy Your Dreams

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my o...

Life Inside This Cult Was Beautiful, Until It Wasn't

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment

In 1985, recent film-school graduate Will Allen found what appeared to be an exciting alternative community in Los Angeles....

Here's A Pro Tip For Katie Couric Before She Does Another Documentary

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

Let us begin with a stipulation: Documentaries, no matter how artful their sheen of objectivity is, are by their very nature biased. And that's okay. ...

Rapper McKinley 'Mac' Phipps Re-Emerges In 'The Truth, The Way, And The Light'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- Hip-hop artist McKinley "Mac" Phipps, who rapped his way out of New Orleans' 3rd Ward and into a recording contract with famed music mo...

Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

Jim Luce | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

This year's Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled "Suicide: Looking for Answers," the event recently drew more th...

Making a Film Is Only Half the Battle

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my o...

'Under The Gun' Examines Both Sides Of The Gun-Control Debate, Even If It Will Only Appeal To One

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.15.2016 | Arts

America has more gun stores than it does McDonald's and Starbucks combined. No amount of Big Macs and mocha frapps should give you more heartburn tha...

The Paris Hilton Documentary No One Wanted Is Finally Here

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment

If "The Simple Life," "Paris Hilton's My New BFF," "Paris Hilton's British Best Friend," "Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF" and "The World According to Paris"...

8 Docs That Go Behind The Scenes Of The Entertainment Industry

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment

It's hard to find someone who hasn't at least contemplated fame and fortune among us. What would it be like to stare out at a stadium of screaming fan...

In New Anthony Weiner Documentary, It’s Hard Not To See Shades Of Trump

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- About 10 minutes into "Weiner," a new documentary chronicling Anthony Weiner’s failed 2013 New York City mayoral bid, a familiar face ...

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

Thrillist | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
Thrillist

By: Christopher Campbell Credit: Portrait Films (edited) Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse q...

Explore The Blissful Spirituality Of Southern India In This Documentary

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts

In an ashram in southern India, life is built around spiritual reflection. A new documentary, "Gurukulam," dives deep into that world by following a H...

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Social Justice Films at the Montclair Film Festival

John Atlas | Posted 05.04.2016 | New York
John Atlas

The stars are coming to the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey, which began on April 29 and runs through May 8. There are dozens of films to see, special events, conversations, parties and panels.

AFRO BRASIL: A Conversation About Shared Struggles

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.29.2016 | Black Voices
Stephen Grant

I moved to Brazil a little over a year ago, but it didn't take long for me to see that Afro-Brazilians face many of the same issues of racism and inju...

Whitney Houston Estate Signs Off On New Documentary

Rolling Stone | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.29.2016 | Black Voices

Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald will helm a documentary about Whitney Houston that has been authorized by the singer's estate since her death i...

14 Fascinating Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Thrillist | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Thrillist

By: Thrillist Entertainment Staff Credit: Miramax Films Netflix is the great equalizer. When you're sifting through zillions of movie options,...

Benjamin Millepied Is So Much More Than Natalie Portman's Husband

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts

In the Tribeca Film Festival documentary "Reset" (also known as "Relevé"), filmmakers Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai follow the Paris Opera Ba...

This Might Be The Most Relatable Film About Teenage Girls Out There

The Huffington Post | Melissa Radzimski | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment

At the end of "All This Panic," one of the central subjects, Lena, sits in the back of a cab, her dyed blue hair fluttering in the night wind, and adm...

Animating a Film When You Can't Draw

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my o...

New Docu-Series Exposes The Flawed Reality Of Racial Profiling

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices

A production company based in St. Louis, Missouri, is shining a light on the harmful stereotypes society assigns marginalized people with its new docu...

'My Scientology Movie' Is An Absurdly Funny Take On The Scientology Documentary

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment

Louis Theroux is a man who is used to getting access. Over the years, the BBC journalist and documentary filmmaker has spent time with members of the ...

WATCH LIVE: Journalist Anderson Cooper & Filmmaker Liz Garbus On Their Latest Film

HuffPost | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Join Alyona Minkovski as she sits down with director Liz Garbus and journalist Anderson Cooper to discuss the documentary, "Nothing Left Unsaid."...

The Tribeca All Access Program: 'Stories Are a Rich Currency that Can Bridge Divides'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.15.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A still from Two Gods, directed by Aman and Zeshawn Ali, photo © Zeshawn Ali When spring rolls around, it isn't the cherry blossoms blooming or the ...

Powerful Video Reminds Us That Mass Shootings Can Happen Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

Charleston. Newtown. San Bernardino. Tucson. Aurora. Before they were the sites of mass shootings, or arenas for politicking and arguing online, they ...

Tribeca Doc Shows Freed Prisoners' Harsh 'Return' To Society

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.13.2016 | Arts

Nearly half of the United States adopts "three-strikes laws," which enforce harsh penalties for anyone who has been convicted of two prior criminal of...