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San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival Highlights

Erik Sharkey | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

Once again it is time for the biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comicon, the "Woodstock for Geeks" which is a celebration of comic book...

Venice: Unique Views Of Its Fascinating And Historic Bridges

Vic Stefanu | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Vic Stefanu

World famous Venice is also known as the "City of Canals" or the "City of Bridges."

Malka Nedivi: Remains of the Day

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Painter, sculptor, and accidental filmmaker Malka Nedivi's studio is an unruly treasure trove of found objects, non-traditional materials, personal narratives, family secrets, collective symbolism, dark wit, and an abiding affection for all things broken, lost, and redeemed.

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.

Yogurt Utopia: How the Crowd is Kickstarting Our Film for Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Anna Thomson I'm a seasoned television director with over 30 art and history documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky Arts to my name. Over...

Dutch Animal Ambulance

Julia Gunther | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Julia Gunther

My time with the Dutch Animal Ambulance Amsterdam has taught me that we all have a duty to prevent or at the very least reduce the suffering of the animals around us.

Quiet Please...: Filmmaker Jeffrey Scott Gould's New Misophonia Documentary Is Plenty To Chew On

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing perception is a small component of the purpose of the film, but it's important because misophonia as a condition is not without scoffers and detractors even among friends and family. Jeff describes releasing the trailer and sharing it with the world as sort of a coming out.

The Palm Springs International ShortFest Debuts With A Brilliant, Innovative Lineup

Greg Archer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Over the last decade, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which rolls out the red carpet every January, has emerged as one of the more allur...

Undue Burden: Director Dawn Porter on Trapped

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

For years, women's health rights in the U.S. have been steadily eroding, in large part due to restrictive laws passed by conservative state government...

Michael Moore Invades Britain with his Newest Film

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Sophia A. McClennen

Revolutionary documentarian Michael Moore took his latest film on the road to the UK this week. Oscar shortlisted, "Where to Invade Next" premiered in...

Anthony Weiner, Cory Booker & the Desire to Reveal

Marshall Curry | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Marshall Curry

When the directors of this film were forced to pick between their allegiance to the man who had given them incredible access or to the audience who expected an honest complex film, they picked the audience.

The LA Film Festival 2016: A Life Inspired

Lisa Adams | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts
Lisa Adams

This year marks my fifth year attending the LA Film Festival. The festival's new venue, ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, seemed more user-friendly and re...

"Trans Attraction": Objectifying or Progressive?

Alexa Corazón | Posted 06.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Corazón

Part of the reason why dating is so difficult for transwomen these days is because many men still feel they are not supposed to enjoy their time with us. The amount of exposure trans women have received today is great, but our very existence is still considered somewhat taboo.

'Guns Everywhere' Trolls Miss the Mark on Katie Couric Documentary

Lonnie and Sandy Phillips | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Lonnie and Sandy Phillips

We loved our daughter and were proud of her. A murderer took her life in a theater -- a place where anyone should feel safe. Those are the facts. The corporate gun lobby trolls should be ashamed of themselves for blowing smoke instead of putting out the fire.

Popcorn Preview: The Music of Strangers

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble (2015) Cast includes: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Zameh, Keyhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato, Wu Man Director: ...

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.

"Coach Snoop" Makes a Victorious Touchdown in the Docu-Series World

Susan Holmes-McKagan | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Susan Holmes-McKagan

Are you interested in seeing a documentary that truly lifts your spirits, inspires you to become a better mother/father, mentor, friend, or just become a cooler all-around person? Do you also want to laugh, and root-on some pretty amazing tough kids?

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...

Trafficking Survivor Completed World’s Longest Triathlon To Help Other Victims

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

This woman went from trafficking victim to triathlon victor. When Norma Bastidas shattered the world record for longest triathlon in 2014, by completi...

Kids Get in the Game: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are highlighting seven grantees from East Africa to the Pacific Northwest that are affording individuals life...

Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum: Reconciling with Mother

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Negative mother and daughter relationships are more frequent than may be imagined. Feeling defined by a mother's pejorative observations and pronounce...

Presenting Princess Shaw

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

She, Samantha Montgomery, is a 39-year-old who works a 9-5 at a nursing home in a rough section of New Orleans. On her own time, she takes on the pers...

How One Israeli Hair Salon Brings Jews And Arabs Together

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion

Jews and Arabs live largely segregated in Israel, but you wouldn't know it spending an afternoon at Fifi's hair salon in Haifa. The salon is the subj...

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...

The Digital Malcontent

David Gregory | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
David Gregory

Words and Photography by David Gregory. I've recently re-awakened a love for the medium of black and white film that has for too long been neglected,...