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Mighty Movie Podcast: Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel on Louder Than a Bomb

Dan Persons | Posted 07.23.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I'm basically down with anything that celebrates language, but Louder Than a Bomb is something special. Here's my interview with directors Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel.

HuffPost Review: Louder Than a Bomb

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like Spellbound and Mad Hot Ballroom, Louder Than a Bomb seems to focus on a youth competition, but in the end it's about changing young lives.

Behind 'Louder Than a Bomb': Young Poet Talks Life, Inspiration

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.17.2011 | Chicago

Inside the Vic Theatre, Nate Marshall walks up to a microphone and says, "Look! I got these other poets shook." Indeed, the other poets and the audien...

WATCH: Diana Documentary 'Unlawful Killing' Premieres At Cannes

AP/The Huffington Post | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.15.2011 | Arts

CANNES, France -- According to a provocative new documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, Britain's royals are racist "gangsters in tiaras" and Prince...

Roll Out the Red Carpet for The Greenhorns!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

The Greenhorns aims to do for farming what All The President's Men did for journalism: make it look so cool that it becomes a hot vocation.

Diana Conspiracy Documentary To Premier At Cannes

The Independent | Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts

Brad Pitt, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Robert De Niro will walk down the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens this week. But the latest add...

WATCH: Trailer For Documentary Devoted To The New York Accent

Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts

With Manhattan property getting more and more expensive and funneling old families to the outer boroughs, New York City is losing its accents. "If The...

Mad Science, Tony's & Hip Hop: Highlights This Week

Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts

This week has overflowed with unexpected arts stories. From the breakdancing troupe in Uganda and predictions that the Street Art bubble is due to bur...

WATCH: Ugandan Breakdance Project As Weaponless Fight Against Crime

Posted 07.04.2011 | Arts

Children in Uganda have seen, lost and experienced things that no one should ever be exposed to. A country ravaged by an 18-year-long conflict between...

WATCH: Marfa, TX: 'No Place Like Here'

Posted 07.03.2011 | Arts

"Every Wednesday night in Marfa, we have craft night," says Rachel Neel, its co-founder, "and it's like our church." The 2,000 citizens of the remote ...

WATCH: Werner Herzog On Cave Art

Posted 06.25.2011 | Arts

Werner Herzog's new film, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," examines some of the first traces of human culture. In the documentary, the prolific German dire...

Morgan Spurlock: Mr. Product Placement

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The suit is by Ted Baker of London and Morgan Spurlock owns three copies: charcoal gray, nicely fitted, festooned with lavishly embroidered logos of h...

Calling Bill Maher

Sam Chaltain | Posted 06.20.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

I've decided we need to do something drastic if we want to shake ourselves out of this surreal set of conversations about school reform. We need Bill Maher to make a documentary about education.

WATCH: Tribeca Film Festival Trailers

Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts

This year's Tribeca Film Festival is as varied as they come. Filled with Hollywood stars out of their element, unusual settings and a Chinese comedy W...

Semper Fi: Always Faithful

Rachel Libert | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Rachel Libert

2011-04-15-nhj.jpgSerendipity is often the starting point for documentary films and this was certainly the case with my film Semper Fi: Always Faithful.

Still Looking for Alexander

David O. Stewart | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
David O. Stewart

If good intentions and a lively imagination were all that counted, the documentary Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton would be a masterwork.

Welcoming Warriors Home: The Film

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 06.12.2011 | Entertainment
Craig K. Comstock

The Welcome is not a film about fighting abroad, but about telling the truth about it at home, and about listening to that truth.

The Truth Just Might Be in Here

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.08.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Full disclosure: I'm a huge conspiracy buff. Not in the sense that I believe in UFOs, hybrid alien-human star babies, FEMA death camps or many of the...

Circo: The Trials of an Itinerant Mexican Circus

Rick Ayers | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Rick Ayers

Aaron Schock's new documentary Circo, which follows a year with one small traveling circus in Mexico, is a welcome addition to the world of circus cinema.

How To Butcher A Lamb

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

When I received this lamb, it was without its innards and head, a very disappointing discovery for me.

Activists in the Doc Lab

Lee Schneider | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

If you are an activist, now is the time to make a film to let more people know about your cause, and if you're a filmmaker, especially a documentary filmmaker, now is the time to become an activist.

Medical Documentarians: Putting A Human Face on the Search for a Cure

George Heymont | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Back in the early 1980s, when AIDS was making its first cruel advances through the population, many of us felt an overwhelming sense of hopelessness a...

"Screw the Tripod!" Remebering Ricky Leacock (1921 - 2011)

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.26.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

It's rare to work in an established art form where you can work with and be influenced by those who invented the genre. Not so for documentary filmm...

Artisan Donuts: A Far Cry From The Usual

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"If you're happy, the donuts are happy..." Meet Fany Gerson, the 2011 James Beard nominated cookbook author and donut mastermind behind DOUGH, an i...

Tim Wu Talks Net Neutrality, Information Empires and Freedom

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

2011-03-21-nknknk.jpgWe all know that as technology empowers us to do more, it carries with it all manner of problems. But one of our biggest pickles tends to slip right by us: We're not free.