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Documentary Film

New Film Chronicles the Surprising Story of Jewish Renewal in Africa

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.08.2017 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Production photo by permission You're a young Jewish woman on a six month volunteer stint with a women's rights group in Ghana, West Africa. Your pas...

Why Are Straight Men Doing Gay Porn?

Charlie David | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie David

Is it a mockery to have straight men doing gay porn? Or is it an example of how far acceptance and visibility for LGBTQ people have come?

Joshua Oppenheimer: Making the Invisible Visible

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"You have to find the traces of fear and silence that are visible, whether it's in the furrow of someone's brow or in the water as it flows down an ag...

How Football And A VW Bus Changed My Life

Rhett Grametbauer | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports
Rhett Grametbauer

If I was going to visit every stadium I needed to include a flair for the dramatic, add some panache, and an element of danger to my circumventing the country in the name of football. This dream would require the services of a 1967 Volkswagen Bus that I named, "Hail Mary."

All The Things That Climate Cannot Change

The Huffington Post | Karah Preiss | Posted 08.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


A Year In Port

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.25.2016 | Style
Terence Clarke

All three of these documentary films display the many difficulties to be found in growing grapes and making wine, no matter what kind. But for me, these Portuguese vines, many of them so old, yet still so remarkably fine, present the most challenging difficulties of them all... simply because of where they are.

A Time To Choose

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In the new documentary Time To Choose, director Charles Ferguson posits that there is a way to change the trajectory of climate change. The tools for arresting a dismal future are already in play, being pushed forward by innovators and thinkers who recognize the pressing need.

C'MON, GET HAPPY! Filmmaker ADAM SHELL Asks Long Unanswered Questions With New Inspiring Documentary; PURSUING HAPPINESS!

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

The idea of even asking the question, "What is the secret to happiness?" or how to find it might seem impossible to the average man, but filmmaker Adam Shell quickly shows that he is anything but average as he seeks to take on the complicated question with his new film; Pursuing Happiness.

Strike A Pose Documentary Star Kevin Stea: Reunion Was Cathartic For Madonna's Blond Ambition Dancers

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"Over the years, it held on as this lingering, amazing job that changed people's lives," said Stea, who 25 years ago shot to fame with the Blond Ambition tour and accompanying film Madonna: Truth or Dare.

ART BASTARD - Award Winning Documentary Film Spotlighting Artist ROBERT CENEDELLA Opens June 3!

Jack Meyer | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Seventeen-year-old Robert Cenedella walked into his first class at the Art Students League of New York with a small-sized art pad. Scanning the room, Bob realized he was the youngest student in the classroom.

Love Thy Nature: Rethinking Our Connections

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the Earth." --Rumi A new documentary, Love Thy Natu...

The Return: A New Documentary Film Captures the Joy and Pain of Prisoner Reentry

The Vera Institute of Justice | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
The Vera Institute of Justice

For many of us, this documentary film, which premieres tonight on PBS, hits close to home. The stories of rocky recovery and tenuous returning loved ones are familiar; our own families' highs and lows echo though every scene.

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

Thrillist | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment

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

The Great Anesthetic of Modern Day Life

Cassidy Hall | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

"The world is like an anesthetic... people are not going beyond the superficial to the meaning of life -- they don't even ask that question because th...

Kitten Natividad: Last Dancer Standing

Kelly Hughes | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Hughes

Kitten Natividad is best known as a Russ Meyer muse. She starred in two of his most memorable films: Up! and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens. A...

14 Fascinating Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Thrillist | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment

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

Tony Robins: I Am Not Your Guru Opens American Documentary Film Festival

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.05.2017 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

The 5th Annual American Documentary Film Festival opens with 'Tony Robins: I Am Not Your Guru.'

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Jon Eig | Posted 03.31.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

He was fearless. He unapologetically offered up his entire life in his work. His obsession with sex. His fascination with sin. His love of flowers. Whatever he experienced, he put into his photographs for the viewer to accept or reject.

Anatomy of "The Blackfish Effect"

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 03.26.2017 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

How and why did Blackfish inspire this kind of impact over a three-year period of time? From a vantage point at the intersection of documentary storytelling, grassroots activism, multi-platform distribution and media strategy, six key elements can help explain.

New Doc Shines Light on LA's Underground Scene

Andrew Reilly | Posted 03.16.2017 | Arts
Andrew Reilly

All images courtesy of Resident Advisor Los Angeles is home to a cadre of independent artists, producers, DJs and promoters that continually challeng...

'They Will Have To Kill Us First' doc released in the US

Melanie Coffee | Posted 03.05.2017 | Entertainment
Melanie Coffee

Music was as essential as air for those living in the west African country of Mali. Then the Islamist militants flooded in and banned music, choking o...

Best and Most Beautiful Things Premieres at SXSW

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2017 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

One of the year's most touching documentary films, Best and Most Beautiful Things, makes its world premiere this month at SXSW. A provocative and joy...

An Oscar Nominee Explores Art and Ability in Chau, beyond the Lines

Siena Koncsol | Posted 02.25.2017 | Entertainment
Siena Koncsol

I recently had the pleasure of talking with my fellow high school alum and good friend Courtney Marsh, who is nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Documentary Short Film.

The Most Famous Tree Man in New York

Kristin Ciccone | Posted 12.10.2016 | New York
Kristin Ciccone

By Kristin Ciccone Gole and Jeanine Grimaldi An espresso then a cigar. That's how Francois, known as the Tree Man, starts his days in December sell...

I/O: A Documentary About the World of Electronic Music

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.24.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Electronic music has long since been a debated genre of music. For those who live within its pulsating, body-moving lifestyle, it is an important aspect of the counter-culture experience. The way in which it affects the human body and emotion is a deeper and more complex connection than many might think.