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The Belarus Free Theatre: Committing Dangerous Acts

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Tthe hardships of living under the claustrophobic and brutal Belarusian regime of death squads, disappeared persons and jailings has gone under the radar. Hopefully, this documentary will boost concern and ignite interest and support for those who are suffering.

Plastic City: Redemption

Yvonna Russell | Posted 02.17.2014 | New York
Yvonna Russell

Everywhere you look there are residents of New York carving out a modest income by collecting plastic bottles from the trash, earning pennies per bottle. As consumers, we are unconsciously linked to the process by the purchase of bottled drinks.

HBO Honors World AIDS Day

Posted 12.01.2013 | TV

Today, Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, and HBO is marking the occasion by debuting their latest documentary "The Battle of Amfar." The film, co-directed ...

The Woman Behind James Dean, Al Pacino & More

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Rebecca Shapiro

After a career spanning more than five decades -- and one that's responsible for discovering Hollywood's greatest talent and casting the industry's most iconic films -- Marion Dougherty is now the subject of her own documentary debuting on HBO Monday night.

LOOK: Get Intimate With The Stars Of HBO's 'The Out List'

Posted 07.27.2013 | Gay Voices

HBO premiered Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' documentary "The Out List" last month, in which a diverse cross-section of Americans share personal and prof...

Who Needs This Movie?

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime
Chris Komisarjevsky

The title of the film alone gives me the chills. And, because one of the murderers carries the same name as I, my family will once again be faced with questions from those whose curiosity proves too much to resist. Just maybe, though, it is important for all of us, myself included, to take a step back.

Pussy Riot Arrest Chronicled In New Doc

Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment

The trailer for "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," the documentary that chronicles the feminist punk band's protest and subsequent arrest, has made its way ...

Where Is The Weight of the Nation Today?

John Hoffman | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV
John Hoffman

Why should all families, all schools, all community leaders, all employers and all policymakers watch this series? Because it so effectively undermines our fatalism about the seemingly intractable obesity crisis.

People Who Do the Dangerous Things That Need to be Done: Tim Hetherington

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

You don't want to miss Which Way To The Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington. Devastating as it is, it's reassuring to know there are such impassioned, intelligent, brave gatekeepers willing to shine their light on all of the dark corners of the world.

Which Way Is The Front Line From Here

Molly Rowan Leach | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Molly Rowan Leach

Approaching the two-year anniversary of Tim's tragic death in Misrata covering the risings of the Arab Spring, Sebastian Junger, his close friend and co-director of their Oscar-nominated Restrepo has created an extraordinary documentary of his friend's life.

HBO Picks Up Rights To Whoopi Goldberg's Moms Mabley Documentary

www.hollywoodreporter.com | Posted 06.18.2013 | Media

With Tribeca Film Festival underway in New York, HBO has snapped up one U.S. broadcast and home video rights to one of the selected docs....

Unlikely Heroes

Steven Pressman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Pressman

A Jewish couple sat in their elegant dining room and charted a daring mission that, nearly 75 years later, sounds like a far-fetched movie plot. In April 1939, they sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, bound for Nazi Germany and determined to rescue 50 Jewish children from Vienna and bring them to safety to the U.S.

Director David Frankham's 'WITNESS' Views Conflict Through Photojournalists' Eyes

Turnstyle | Posted 01.19.2013 | TV
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson "The one thing that I keep coming back to with this show is that I feel like it's hard for people to behave badly and to do the ki...

Stones Still Rolling, 50 Years Later, on HBO

Debra Levine | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

One full generation's cultural history floats in the ether now that the great Rolling Stones are marking a half century of existence.

What Kids Really Think About Divorce

Posted 09.18.2012 | Divorce

Parents going through a divorce often wonder how to handle things in their children's best interests. Kids themselves might have the answers. Rosie...

Eat More, Move Less: What's Driving the Obesity Epidemic

John Hoffman | Posted 07.02.2012 | TV
John Hoffman

When it comes to obesity in America, there are things we think you should know. At HBO, we answer to subscribers, not advertisers. And that gives us a certain freedom to speak the truth, even when the truth is disturbing.

Crystal Bell

One Of The West Memphis Three Talks Life In Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 01.13.2012 | TV

On May 5, 1993, three eight-year-old boy scouts -- Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers -- were found dead. One month later, three teena...

Crystal Bell

Inside Latest 'Paradise Lost' Installment

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 01.12.2012 | TV

After serving more than 18 years in prison for the murders of three boys in West Memphis, Ark., Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr....

A Look At 'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory'

Posted 01.12.2012 | TV

When "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills" premiered on HBO in 1996, it documented the Arkansas judicial system's corrupt handling of...

Crystal Bell

A Deeper Look Into 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 11.19.2011 | Entertainment

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at midnight, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) goes into effect. Yet, the stories of the nearly 14,000 service men who ...

VOTE: Scorsese Chose George; Who's Your Favorite Beatle?

Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts

On October 5 and 6, HBO will air George Harrison: Living In The Material Wold, Martin Scorsese's latest documentary. Scorcese said of Harrison's m...

Gloria Steinem... the Icon, the Girlfriend

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.14.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Just so you know, despite her historic achievements as a feminist icon, as a girlfriend, Gloria Steinem is every bit as real as you and me.

Watch Hot Coffee, a Powerful New Film on HBO June 27

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 08.26.2011 | Entertainment
Joanne Doroshow

The name comes from the infamous "McDonald's Coffee Case," which most people believe involved a greedy coffee drinker who spilled hot coffee on herself and won millions for no reason. When you see this film, you'll learn what really happened.

HBO's Journey Into Dyslexia Is Excellent

Dan Brown | Posted 07.10.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Brown

Alan and Susan Raymond make documentaries that matter, and their latest, Journey Into Dyslexia, lives up to their reputation. It premieres on HBO2 Wed...

More To Be Revealed About The Mysterious Bobby Fischer

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin on April 15, 2011 8:23 AM | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

Photojournalist Harry Benson has created a book featuring rare and exclusive photographs of reclusive chess master Bobby Fischer. powerHouse Books wil...