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Live from the Nantucket Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is my second year at the Nantucket Film Festival, and this will probably be my one dispatch, mostly because I'm having too much fun to take time to write about it.

AFI Docs Fest Wraps Up

Michael Rose | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Last week I was able to view a handful of the 81 films from 25 countries, at the five-day long AFI Docs festival that attracted filmmakers, national policy and opinion leaders, journalists and a large crowd of viewers to the 13th annual running of the event in the Washington DC area.

Liz Garbus on What Sets Her 'Nina Simone' Doc Apart From Upcoming Biopic

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The Academy Award-nominated documentarian has directed a new film that uses rare archival footage and never-before-heard recordings to paint a remarkable portrait of legendary singer Nina Simone.

Lauryn Hill at the Apollo: Celebrating Nina Simone

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

After the screening, Lauryn Hill fronted a big band singing songs from Nina Simone's songlist, starting with "Ne Me Quitte Pas." She played "Ain't Got No, I Got Life" as a rap tune. Jazmine Sullivan sang "Baltimore." These performers, along with Mary J. Blige, Usher and others are part of a Nina Simone tribute album.

Steve Buscemi's Day Job: HBO's A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Stories about firefighters conjure images of 9/11, inevitably, as no one can forget the enormous sacrifice of those men climbing up the stairs as othe...

Page One, The Other F Word, Bobby Fischer: New Docs Worth a Look

Linda Flanagan | Posted 08.28.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Flanagan

Aging punk rockers and the New York Times might not seem to have much in common, but staying afloat in a rapidly changing digital world is a theme sha...

New Documentary On The Genius And Insanity Of Bobby Fischer

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.05.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

By the time he died in 2008, Bobby Fischer had proven that chess was more than a simple board game. His takedown of world champion Boris Spassky from ...

Bobby Fischer: Against the World, and Against Me

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.31.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last Tuesday, Bryant Park was a chess fest. Young and old, seasoned and novice players sat head in hands contemplating plastic pieces on the checkered mats. You could hear a pawn drop.