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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...

I AM: The Film, the Message and... Water Bottles?

Cocoa Popps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cocoa Popps

I went to a screening of the documentary, I AM. It was written and directed by Tom Shadyac, a Hollywood director whose projects include Ace Ventura, ...

DVDs: Keep Your Eyes On The Prize and Superman (Not That One) And More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

No matter how much you think you know about the civil rights battle, it's jaw-dropping to see the waves of violence and the angry mobs hurling epithets at little children trying to go to school in Eyes on the Prize.

DVDs: The Tillman Story Is F-ing Good!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE TILLMAN STORY ($30.95 BluRay or $24.95 regular DVD; Sony) -- What makes a true patriot? Is it blind devotion? My country right or wrong? Or is t...

Collective Creativity: Tapping Into the Irish Diaspora and Beyond

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly "IRISH people have a long and proud tradition of creativity. From the poems of Yeats to the invention of Boolean Algebra - the foundat...

New York Jewish Film Festival

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

For those who view the prism of Jewish experience through Woody Allen or Jerry Seinfeld, these films are revelatory.

Reviewing 2010's Pop Cultural Lessons

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As we bid farewell to another year, some pop culture critics are doing more than reflecting on trends gone by -- they're speculating about what it all means. Here, the best explanations.

Jump-Starting the Fan Base

Chris Paine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Paine

Five years after Who Killed the Electric Car, we have a new documentary and a dramatic new era both for electric cars and movie distribution. How the world's changed.

The Hot Breath of Power: Interview With the Director of Client 9

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

This season, docs have become the star attraction of theatrical releases. Soaring above the others are Inside Job -- and now, virtually a companion piece, Alex Gibney's Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.

Author Who Stopped Being An Author Gets Profiled

startribune.com | Posted by James Lileks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As far as the rest of the world is concerned, Fran Lebowitz stopped writing in 1981 to devote herself fully to smoking. There's been talk of a novel, ...

New Film Tries to Inject Compassion Into Immigration Debate

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Renee Feltz

In his new film about the largest immigration raid in US history, acclaimed director Luis Argueta attempts to "create a new narrative about immigrants."

Jackass 3-D Opens With $50m, Setting October/Documentary records, While Red Scores $21m: Weekend Box Office (10/17/10)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

2010-10-18-jackass.jpg Jackass 3-D grossed a whopping $50 million in its debut weekend, setting several records and setting punditry tongues wagging in the process.

Kings of Pastry Takes the Cake!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Excruciating in every aspect, "[Kings of Pastry] is the culinary equivalent of The Hurt Locker."