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Mighty Movie Podcast: Matthew Akers on Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

Dan Persons | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

More than just a simple transcript of a museum show, the documentary Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present is its own, emotionally-charged experience.

'Hollywood to Dollywood'

Stephen L. Betts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephen L. Betts

Hollywood to Dollywood follows the efforts of North Carolina natives Gary and Larry Lane to get a screenplay they've written into Dolly's hands, having penned a part in the story specifically with her in mind.

'We Were Here': Remembering the AIDS Epidemic of the 1980s

David Weissman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Weissman

We Were Here has taken me on an incredible journey of rediscovery -- of forgotten details of terrible suffering, of moments of extraordinary generosity, but, mostly, of a kind of bewilderment that this whole nightmare actually happened.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Bud Clayman on OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie

Dan Persons | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

You could say that a documentary with the title OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie is maybe biting off more than it could chew, but no more so than the filmmaker who found himself coping with all those afflictions.

ReThink Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Jonathan Kim

This film urges us to look hard at what charities like Komen are really saying about breast cancer, those who have it and the companies trying to "pinkwash" themselves, insulating themselves from criticism.

Iran's Thriving Sex-Change Operations Industry

The Huffington Post | Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Although it has some of the strictest laws on sexuality and same-sex relations in the world, Iran also has a reputation for an extremely liberal sex-c...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ravida Din on 'Pink Ribbons, Inc.'

Dan Persons | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the new documentary, Pink Ribbons, Inc, producer Ravida Din and director Léa Pool look at how the activism surrounding a pressing women's issue was co-opted by corporations and diverted into high-profile, soft-focused fund raising activities.

The Man Behind Marilyn (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Not many people can claim to have won an Oscar, seven Emmys, written five bestsellers, travelled the world, been to the brink of collapse and reinvented themselves and, most famously, spent years photographing the enigma that was Marilyn Monroe.

The New School Presents a Sneak Preview of the Documentary Flying Paper

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 07.24.2012 | College
Stephanie Spiro

After the preview of the movie, a man in the audience, visibly moved, raised his hand and said: "Growing up in Palestine, kite flying was the only thing that made me feel free."

10 Things We Learned from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

Here are 10 things we learned from a fascinating film that chronicles Joe Cross's personal mission to regain his health while traveling across America, juicer in tow, and inspiring others to do the same.

Empires: Individuals in Search of Society

Marc Lafia | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Marc Lafia

The new empire still plays by the games of the old empires: of divisiveness, of scarcity, of might and fear, even while we have never had such abundance and innovation. It is this paradox that our documentary Empires sets out to unravel.

The House That Chicken Wings Built: NYC's Kasadela Izakaya (Video)

Liza de Guia | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

The restaurant wasn't doing well financially; they knew they needed something special on the menu to draw in customers. But what could that one thing be?

Sundance Afterglow: Rhys Ernst and the Wilds of Trans Filmmaking

Emerson Whitney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emerson Whitney

Rhys Ernst's films are a tactile fusion of art and queer theory with tones of subtle surreality that nudge at gender identity and real life fabulousness.

Seventies DIY Pioneer Publishes Book on Tiny Homes

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Kirsten Dirksen

Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter is a nod to the current "grassroots movement to scale things back," and in it he profiles about 150 builders who have created homes under 500 square feet.

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Fightville

Dan Persons | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Fightville is a documentary about the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, a.k.a. Ultimate Fighting, a particularly intense brand of man-to-man combat where very few holds are barred.

ReThink Interview: Jessica Yu, Director of Last Call at the Oasis

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Last Call at the Oasis explores the reasons why humans are polluting and consuming more fresh water than nature can replenish. I spoke with Yu, discussing some of the scarier facts she learned and how we need to shift our thinking about water.

WATCH: 'The Fighter,' A Documentary About An Undocumented Luchadora

Posted 09.13.2012 | Latino Voices

This is the story of "The Fighter", Alicia Torres Don, a Mexican luchadora and a resilient warrior in life. Torres Don is also known as "La Aguila...

Internet Star Chris Crocker's New Look Featured In 'V' Magazine, Doc To Premiere On HBO

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Over the last five years Chris Crocker has racked up over 270 million views on YouTube, many of which came from his 2007 "Leave Britney [Spears] Alone...

'Untamed Americas' Exclusive First Look!

Posted 05.04.2012 | TV

National Geographic's "Untamed Americas" is a gorgeous new high-def wildlife miniseries, narrated by Josh Brolin, and we've got the exclusive first lo...

ReThink Interview: Ondi Timoner -- On Tech Startups and the Documentary Renaissance

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Ondi Timoner's latest ventures, an interview show called BYOD (Bring Your Own Doc) and a YouTube channel called Live Public, use Timoner's interests in mind- and life-changing documentaries and technology to go behind the scenes of how both are made.

Bel Borba Is 'The People's Picasso'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts

"When I think of any artistic movement in Salvador, I automatically link it to Bel Borba." An airport taxi driver delivers these words to the document...

The Lives of Tiny House People: Direct Cinema Documentary (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsten Dirksen

This week I released via YouTube -- in an attempt to make it some type of "of the people, for the people" -- my documentary We the Tiny House People: Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters in the New and Old World.

A Liberal Lens: An Intimate Photo Essay of Occupy Wall Street

VC Ferry | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
VC Ferry

Where this movement goes, I don't know, but as a photographer and one who cares about the whole, it inspires me to continue to cover it.

Gay Jesus: From His Lips To God's Ears

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Kergan Edwards-Stout

The Catholic faith is important to my family, and as much as I wanted to make them happy, I learned pretty quickly that I first needed to make myself happy.

Documentary Follows Native American Spiritual Leader Through Healing Rituals

Posted 04.26.2012 | Arts

Shoshana and Nathan Philips are from the Omaha tribe in northeastern Nebraska, where Shoshana served as a healer and educator. She was diagnosed with ...