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Documentary Films

The Power and the Roar - Joe Strummer's Car

Malu Halasa | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Malu Halasa

A new documentary, I Need a Dodge! Joe Strummer on the Run, part hilarious road romp and therapist's couch, unravels the one of British punk's long-standing mysteries.

Building a Transmedia Project for Young Adults With Mental Illness, Their Families and Their Health Care Providers

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Telling stories across multiple media forms, tapping the strengths of each, offers the potential to develop meaningful stories in much deeper and more engaging ways.

WATCH: Is Your Penis Fit For A Museum?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.22.2014 | Weird News

Thinking of a romantic getaway? Consider traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland. Located conveniently on the fringe of the Arctic Circle, this quaint little ...

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Green Day's Broadway Moment

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

A new documentary is taking a behind-the-scenes look at Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's 2010 Broadway debut. "Broadway Idiot," which hit...

Why You Should Show Our Female Vets Some Love

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

In February, we're told that our minds should revolve around foil-wrapped chocolates, bouquets of flowers and celebrating how much our loved ones mean to us. But we should also remember the military women struggling to return to their civilian lives as mothers, wives and friends.

WATCH: The Inside Story Of Polygamy's Exiled Youth | Posted 12.14.2012 | OWN

Jennilyn Merten and Tyler Measom talk about the power of documentary films and the passion it took to make Sons of Perdition. Read more: http://...

WATCH: Check Out This Exclusive Clip From The Soundtrack To 'How To Survive A Plague'

Posted 12.14.2012 | Gay Voices

The acclaimed new documentary "How To Survive A Plague" has been moving audiences nationwide since its release this fall. The film, which surveys ...

D.A. Pennebaker Gets an Oscar, Talks About Vermeer

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Allan M. Jalon


No Way Out But One: Custody, Abuse and the Family Courts

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

The film is advocacy journalism at its very best, exposing what can happen when men accused of abuse get custody in family courts.

DreamYard Fashion Week: Behind the Camera

Gabbie Bowen | Posted 11.28.2012 | Teen
Gabbie Bowen

My dream is to become a filmmaker. Whenever I watch movies, I watch the special features to see the movie-making process.

Lucas Kavner

High School Mariachi Changes Students' Lives | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Eloy Martinez didn't fall into Zapata High School's mariachi band as much as he was completely bowled over by it. Six years ago, he was a fifth grader...

FACE IT: Documentaries Are the New Therapy

Michele Willens | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Michele Willens

At the Sundance Film Festival this month, the most anticipated documentary was Ethel, about the matriarch of the Robert Kennedy clan, directed by her daughter Rory. It joins a growing list of personal passion projects made by filmmakers.

Last One To Make A West Memphis 3 Documentary Is A Rotten Egg!

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.13.2012 | Home

It was only a few months ago that "Paradise Lost 3," the final chapter in the landmark documentary series about the conviction and subsequent release ...

How Film and Philanthropy Work Together

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The DOC NYC Festival featured a panel examining the intersection between documentary filmmaking and philanthropy.

Ryan Reynolds and The Whale

David Kirby | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
David Kirby

By now, most people have heard of the feature film Dolphin Tale, but there is another true dolphin story out there worth seeing, a remarkable film called The Whale.

Pamela Yates on Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Dan Persons | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The one thing Pamela Yates knew while filming When the Mountains Tremble was that she wanted to see the Guatemalan generals in charge of the slaughter of Mayan villagers punished for their crimes.

5 Documentaries Worth Seeing

Delia Lloyd | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Delia Lloyd

The Thin, Blue Line dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas. The film was so powerful and convincing that it helped free an innocent man from prison.

Battle for Brooklyn Recasts the Atlantic Yards Narrative

Norman Oder | Posted 08.15.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

The compelling new documentary does not just recount seven-plus years of community conflict over the Atlantic Yards megaproject. It shows how the media shape the public's understanding of it.

Growing Bolder: A Deadline Unlike Any Other

Marc Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

Documentary filmmaker Tim Gray knows all about deadlines. But he's now working against the most imposing, most important, deadline of his career. The men and women whose stories he tells are dying at the rate of 1,000 a day.

A Tale of Two Festivals: The Kansas Silent Film Festival and The True/False Documentary Film Festival

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

One of the great things about being a film geek in Kansas City is that we are in throwing distance of a pair of two wonderful festivals that celebrate terrific movies from the past and first-rate documentaries.

WATCH: MUSIC DOCUMENTARY: Stephin Merritt Of The Magnetic Fields Has Strange Powers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

What would music be right now without the Magnetic Fields? With lyrics as strange and magical as Stephin Merritt's voice, the Magnetic Fields' songs ...

Film Review: Sons of Perdition

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

I hope Sons of Perdition is given wide distribution because directors Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten have done a great service to all Americans by making this documentary.

The Best of Both Worlds: How Big Can Documentary Get?

Jane Root | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Root

Documentary programming has gripped audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. But what may be most interesting in terms of documentary topics is how the genre has influenced non-documentaries.

Entertaining Warriors in an Avatar Age

Rick Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rick Allen

The USO and SnagFilms are teaming up to bring the best in documentary film to 130 USO Centers around the world. This special USO Theater will give service members full length films for free.

World's Largest

Amy C. Elliott and Elizabeth Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amy C. Elliott and Elizabeth Donius

The premise of our first shoot was to find giant roadside attractions built to lure people. Now, 20 states, 50 attractions, and six years later we're premiering at SXSW.