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Eagles Land, Then Soar in New Documentary

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The band reached its highest altitude during the mid to late 1970s, when the single and album Hotel California cemented what Rolling Stone called their "note-perfect Hollywood-cowboy ennui."

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay Civil Rights Hero Bayard Rustin Remembered

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin was a visionary and an openly gay man who dared to be out in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, when homophobia was at an ...

The House I Live In Is an All-Encompassing Look at the Disgraceful 'War on Drugs'

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Eugene Jarecki's newest documentary, The House I Live In , is a superb and comprehensive look at the last forty years of drug policy in America.

WATCH: The Inside Story Of Polygamy's Exiled Youth

www.oprah.com | Posted 12.14.2012 | OWN

Jennilyn Merten and Tyler Measom talk about the power of documentary films and the passion it took to make Sons of Perdition. Read more: http://...

Brilliant Documentary Bitter Seeds Illuminates Plight of the Indian Farmer

Leslie Hassler | Posted 11.29.2012 | New York
Leslie Hassler

Bitter Seeds shows us how little we know about genetically modified seeds. But farmers have an advocate in quantum physicist and activist Vandana Shiva, India's leading opponent of genetic modification and the patenting of seeds.

Silence in the House of God, or When the Trail Leads to the Top

Erica Abeel | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Alex Gibney, preeminent documentarian and a specialist in the abuse of power, weighs in with the superb Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, which tackles the subject of child sex crimes and cover-up in the Catholic church.

The Central Park Five (****)

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.16.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

After screening this film you'll feel like you just took a graduate course in civics, sociology, race relations, criminology, politics, urban studies, African American and Latino history.

Every American Needs to Watch The Warning on Netflix if They Want the Truth about the Financial Collapse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

You have to see this film. It tells about how Brooksley Born, the chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the Clinton administration, saw, very clearly, the impending disaster on Wall Street and in the financial markets.

In The Spotlight: Five Indie Films Worthy of Our Attention

Greg Archer | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Like some off-Broadway gems that so wonderfully showcase rare talent before they land on the big stage, there are a handful of lesser-known films circulating around in the periphery worthy of a closer look.

10 Must-See Films At DOC NYC

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts

This week marks the start of Manhattan's third annual documentary festival, DOC NYC, at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea's SVA Theatre....

WATCH: The Official 'Arrested Development' Documentary Trailer

Posted 12.19.2012 | Comedy

There may be a new season of "Arrested Development" on the horizon and a movie along with it, but in case that isn't enough to make your little comedy...

WATCH: Tom Wolfe Gets Back To Blood In Miami

| Miami New Times | Posted 10.11.2012 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Ciara LaVelle A small motorboat meandered through the 2011 Columbus Day Regatta, carrying just a dr...

Escape to the Movies This Weekend to See How We Can Create the World's Best Health System

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you want to get a clearer understanding not only of why the U.S. health care system fails so many of us but, more importantly, how we can transform it to make it the best in the world, go to the movies this weekend.

Meg Ryan, America Ferrara & Olivia Wilde Team Up For New Doc

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 09.29.2012 | TV

LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't a juicy script that brought together a half-dozen Hollywood stars, including Meg Ryan, America Ferrera and Olivia Wilde. It w...

DVDs: Chimps Rule!

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.26.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Chimpanzee is superior family entertainment and deservedly should be lauded as the biggest hit documentary film of the year

Film Review of We Women Warriors: Tejiendo Sabiduria

Vanessa Perez | Posted 10.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

In Nicole Karsin's debut documentary weaving provides a metaphor for the unity between indigenous people in Colombia whose communities and lands are threatened by violence and armed conflict.

Should We Bring Back The Arts Olympics?

Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Lucas Kavner

From 1912 to 1948 the Olympic Games had a subdivision dedicated to handing out medals in arts events, like literature and architecture and visual arts and music (ironic for the latter, since this year musicians were barely paid to participate even on the sidelines.) Is it crazy to imagine us bringing them back?

Searching for Searching for Sugar Man

Daniel Menaker | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Daniel Menaker

Heisenberg haunts every documentary movie. The viewer never knows how the presence of the camera has affected what he or she is seeing. But we can always be sure that it has.

Documentary Review: How A Janitor And Cab Driver Brought Clean Water To Haiti

Emily Thomas | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Emily Thomas

A great documentary film can be a catalyst for veritable social change. In a similar vein to classic journalism, it can serve the purpose of engaging ...

James Gerken

Who Is 'Bidder 70'?

HuffingtonPost.com | James Gerken | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green

Who is "Bidder 70?" A new film from husband and wife documentarians George and Beth Gage examines the case of 30-year-old environmental activist Tim D...

ReThink Interview: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering on The Invisible War

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Invisible War won the Festival Audience Award for documentaries at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is a powerful and scathing exposé going after the epidemic of sexual assault in the armed forces.

TUGG Last Call at the Oasis to a Theater Near You

Jay Famiglietti | Posted 08.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Famiglietti

You, your families, your neighbors and your co-workers all need to see this eye opener of a movie. It will make you talk about how much we've taken the availability of clean, fresh water for granted.

Lucas Kavner

High School Mariachi Changes Students' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Eloy Martinez didn't fall into Zapata High School's mariachi band as much as he was completely bowled over by it. Six years ago, he was a fifth grader...

The Truth Behind 'Patagonia Rising'

Posted 06.12.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: When one thinks of Patagonia, visions of pristine and untouched nature fill the mind. Dramatic land...

'Today We Have The Power': A Spiritually Radical Documentary

Chris Fici | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

In his debut documentary feature, filmmaker Christopher Timm deftly presents a vital meditation on the bridge between spirituality and social justice, through the prism of the seminal demonstrations at the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in Seattle.