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Mike Hogan

Susan Sarandon Says White House Denied Her Security Clearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment

Susan Sarandon says she was recently denied security clearance to visit the White House. And Michael Moore absolutely hated the Davis Guggenheim docum...

There is Nothing More Contagious Than Passion

Tamer Shaaban | Posted 06.19.2012 | Teen
Tamer Shaaban

I did the only thing I knew how -- I made a short film with a message. The message was simple: "We are Egyptian. We are human. Let us be human. Let us be free." It wasn't about race, religion, or class.

A Filmmaker With A Cause

Mother Nature Network | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

When it comes to fighting for the environment, few people can claim to walk the talk as much as Franny Armstrong.   The documentary filmmaker, who ...

True/False Film Festival 2012

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Although the True/False Film Festival is now in its ninth year and enjoying its highest attendance ever, to the first-time visitor it feels like a wonderful just-discovered secret.

ReThink Review: Undefeated -- Why Sports Matter

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Oscar-nominated documentary Undefeated follows a season in the life of the Manassas High School football team. But as is true of any great sports story, it really isn't about the final score.

[Interview] The Documentarians Who Prove That 'We're Not Broke'

Turnstyle | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah Nelson Exactly how and why the United States has found itself in financial crisis and up to its eyeballs in debt is, from one point-of-view, ...

FACE IT: Documentaries Are the New Therapy

Michele Willens | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Michele Willens

At the Sundance Film Festival this month, the most anticipated documentary was Ethel, about the matriarch of the Robert Kennedy clan, directed by her daughter Rory. It joins a growing list of personal passion projects made by filmmakers.

Matt Sledge

'The Pruitt Igoe Myth' Finds Architecture's Big Flop Was Somebody Else's Fault

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The images of its destruction are some of the most iconic in all of modern architecture. Less than 20 years after they went up, the towers of the Prui...

Tuskegee Airmen Film Being Screened At White House

AP | By SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 01.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Star Wars creator George Lucas may have had a tough time getting Hollywood interested in a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, but he has t...

ReThink Review: Pina -- Maybe the Best 3D Movie So Far (And It's a Documentary)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I've seen the first spectacular 3D film that absolutely must be seen in 3D. And most amazingly, this film is a documentary about a German choreographer whom I'd never heard of. That film is Pina.

History Channel Explores 'Mankind'

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 01.03.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- After its successful series on the history of America in 2010, television's History channel is setting its sights even higher. The networ...

Stocking Stuffers: The Best Movies About Miscarriages of Justice

David Protess | Posted 02.18.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Hollywood relishes tales of villains, victims and heroes, so it is not surprising that movies about miscarriages of justice have long been a staple of the film industry.

Early Preview: Punk Rock Activist Collective Documentary

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Get an early preview of the in-progress documentary "Positive Force: More Than A Witness," about the District of Columbia's 26-year-old ...

How German Is It? Werner Herzog at DOC NYC

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Werner Herzog is all over DOC NYC. In this, its second year, his film Into the Abyss was screened opening night on Thursday.

Saki Knafo

Filming The Unfilmable: Hollywood's Attempts To Chronicle 9/11

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

In late 2002, CIA officers at Guantanamo Bay reportedly rented the 1998 Roland Emmerich flick "Godzilla." The film had largely failed to engage the in...

5 Documentaries Worth Seeing

Delia Lloyd | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Delia Lloyd

The Thin, Blue Line dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas. The film was so powerful and convincing that it helped free an innocent man from prison.

'Project Nim': An Experiment To Make A Monkey Human, Gone Wrong

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

-- The baby was taken from his mother's arms when he was only a few days old and whisked away to a distant place where he knew no one. Those who sur...

Terrence Malick Directs the Latest Sarah Palin Documentary

Spencer Green | Posted 08.31.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

According to inside sources, the three-hour Thin Rogue Line does not consist of any actual footage of Palin, relying instead on a series of shots of caribou, glaciers, and migrating salmon.

Documentaries: In Defense of Diversity -- Documenting Our Changing World

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.26.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Instead of fear, a chaotic economy in the West and upheavals elsewhere causing us to think nationally and turn inwards, now is actually the time to reach out towards other parts of the planet. Will this happen? Documentaries can help us move in this direction.

Egyptian Filmmaker Uses Twitter to Gather 300 GB of Revolution Video (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Andy Plesser

Amr Salama, an Egyptian fillmaker and a central figure in creating the alternative media universe during the revolution in Egypt, is finishing a d...

!W.A.R.: Fighting the Politics of Exclusion by Documenting a History of Women's Art (and Much More)

Penelope Andrew | Posted 07.31.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Hershman Leeson asks the audience? "Can you name three women artists?" She took her camera into the streets where flabbergasted subjects exiting world-class museums struggle to name names. A few, tentatively, produce, "Frida Kahlo?"

Meet The Real Life Horse Whisperer

Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment

In 1998, Robert Redford directed and starred in "The Horse Whisperer," a film, based on a 1995 novel of the same name, about a group of men who could ...

Filmmaker Maggie Betts On 'The Carrier': 'This Movie Is About...The Possibility Of Seeing An HIV-Free Population'

Black Voices | Rebecca Carroll on Apr 21st 2011 3:41PM | Posted 06.21.2011 | New York

Gotham socialite and filmmaker Maggie Betts makes her directorial debut with the compelling new documentary, 'The Carrier,' which premieres tonight (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...

Hollywood, Exposed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

How much are your eyes worth? What's the value of your subconscious? Morgan Spurlock, already an anti-corporate crusader known for his fast food at...