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Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

Jim Luce | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

This year's Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled "Suicide: Looking for Answers," the event recently drew more th...

A Season of Tributes for HBO's Sheila Nevins: Fountain House

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Regina Weinreich

Last week at the Pierre, the Fountain House annual symposium and luncheon focused on the topic of "Suicide: Looking for Answers" with a panel of experts in this field. A special humanitarian award was presented to HBO's Sheila Nevins, introduced by Rosie O'Donnell.

Robert Mapplethorpe: His Perfect Moment on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subtitle of the unflinching documentary, Robert Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, comes from Senator Jesse Helms, enemy of free expression, hall...

DocNYC Must See: Marc Levin's HBO film,"Class Divide"

Sally Fay | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

Prolific filmmaker, Marc Levin, has been trying for some time to alert you to the changes that are taking place in New York City and its environs, and...

Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014 on HBO, and Now

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This is a nation knowing the consequences, and keeping those guns around anyway. With guns readily available, everyone's fate is as random as Russian roulette. For the chilling toll, watch Requiem for the Dead on HBO, airing on June 22.

Rosie O'Donnell Takes on Brian Williams at the Athena Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The irrepressible Rosie O'Donnell could not help herself. Coaxed to do stand up on the not funny subject of her heart attack by HBO's Sheila Nevins, the television star created a routine that is more than the heartfelt in its title.

HBO's Sheila Nevins Between Awards: An Interview

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.09.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

'In the case of Phoenix House, many HBO films do focus on addiction. We have all seen many young people succumb to peer pressure to try substances to escape reality. The need for escape seems great right now. '

Sundance Review: Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

Even if you've read Lawrence Wright's book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief on which the film is based, Gibney's adaptation is an eye-opening and transformative experience.

Maria Shriver Shines a Light on the Financial Plight of Many American Women: "Paycheck to Paycheck" on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Introducing a new documentary at HBO, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," Executive Director Sheila Nevins paused at the po...

Sequels Rule the Box-Office -- Television Fights (or Should!) to Retain Its Relevance

Liz Smith | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

I don't now why but the networks are really acting dumb and stupid and against their own best interests! Just read The Hollywood Reporter if you want to see where entertainment is going.

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Last October when the documentary Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory premiered at the New York Film Festival, filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky celebrated an unanticipated event: the release from prison of the West Memphis 3.

The Sound Of Mumbai On HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

A film set in India recreating a classic American Rogers & Hammerstein musical set in Austria. In the heat of lower class neighborhoods of Mumbai, "Climb Every Mountain" takes on new meaning.

Lucas Kavner

The West Memphis 3 Reunite In New York City | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home

After serving over 18 years in prison for the murders of three boys in West Memphis, Ark., Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley -- or th...

Happy Endings at HBO: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

For documentary filmmakers, it doesn't get better than this: having your work bring about change.

Remembering 9/11: Portraits of Resilience

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.11.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

You could feel the weight of the occasion at the Milk Gallery in the Meatpacking District on Thursday night, the site of a portrait exhibition and screening of a documentary marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Gloria: In Her Own Words -- A Life in Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Why did Gloria Steinem evolve into a symbol of so much to so many? It's impossible to know. She became a vessel through which some women discovered themselves, their potential, and the strength to advocate for their own truths.

Gloria Steinem on Michele Bachmann and the Women's Movement

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.14.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

For a public person, Gloria Steinem, 77, the writer and activist who is for many people the face of feminism, knows how to get up close and personal.

Worlds of Pain: From Wartorn to Tiny Furniture

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Both films deal with pain, but virtually issuing from different planets. In Wartorn it's distress of the suicide-inducing variety. In Tiny Furniture it's privileged misery -- the romantic humiliation of a plumpish young woman.

Boy Interrupted: Interview with Filmmaker Dana Perry

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The documentary film Boy Interrupted not only tells the story of a 15-year-old's death by suicide, but it also tells the story of a mother's anguish dealing with her son's lifelong disease of bipolar mental disorder.

Doc Director Megan Mylan Brings Smile Pinki to the World

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brad Balfour

The story behind the making of this year's winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary Short -- Smile Pinki -- is something of a fairy tale equal to the story within the film.

Trapped in Section 60: an Interview with the Directors of "Section 60: Arlington Nation Cemetery"

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

Matt O'Neill: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have become the background noise in this presidential election. No one is paying attention right now.