Norman Lear has created multiple television shows that have taken on racial and societal injustices, but he will soon be in front of the camera as one of the correspondents of the EPIX documentary series, America Divided. Each episode of the series, which Lear executive produces along with Common and ... More »
National Geographic’s scripted/unscripted hybrid series Mars gives viewers both a real and dramatized quest to colonize the planet. The combination present-day documentary and scripted look at the future is what director Everard Gout...Show More Summary
National Geographic Channel announced this afternoon that Katie Couric Media, along with National Geographic Studios, are joining forces on two-hour documentary Gender Revolution (working title), billed as an “unflinching look at the...Show More Summary
National Geographic Channel has acquired worldwide rights to the untitled climate change feature documentary produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Oscar-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. Martin...Show More Summary
National Geographic Channel announced production of its first virtual reality documentary short film, The Protectors, co-created by Oscar-winning director Kathyrn Bigelow (Last Days, The Hurt Locker) and VR creator Imraan Esmail (The...Show More Summary
THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL: Started today, runs through Sunday. Here’s Mahalia Jackson at the festival in 1958. And Anita O’Day– also 1958. Both clips are from the classic documentary Jazz On A Summer’s Day.
The soul singer, the subject of a new documentary that chronicles her career and cancer struggles, tells of a hard new turn in her story.
With Newport Jazz Festival this weekend, we look back at 'Jazz on a Summer's Day' and the documentary's influence.
Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the Internet are doing, too. This week, we have commentary on Hillary Clinton’s DNC speech, news on a documentary about Hamilton, an interview with Gillian […]
Watch the trailer for the new documentary "Women He's Undressed" about Orry-Kelly, Hollywood's out costume designer.
Learn about up-and-coming rapper Saba via this documentary.
A half-century after the Beatles called it quits as a touring band, 2016 is rapidly becoming the year of the Beatles Live-Revisited. There’s the forthcoming Ron Howard-directed documentary “Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years,” which premieres in theaters nationwide in mid-September. And now a...
The iconic documentary Grey Gardens made its debut in 1975, and introduced us to two of the staunchest women of the 20th century: Little Edie Beale, and her mother, Big Edie. To get warmed up for the premiere of Cocktails and Classics: Grey Gardens, take our quiz to find out which Edie you are! Watch... Read more »
“I want to teach you how to hold the camera.” That’s what Steve Gleason, the former safety for the New Orleans Saints, tells his wife Michel Varisco in an early scene from “Gleason,” a documentary about his struggle with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), formerly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Show More Summary
The documentary "Zero Days" takes a thriller-style look at the unprecedented attack on the country's nuclear facilities using the Stuxnet virus. It shows the lack of norms in this new kind of war. What’s left unexplored is how companies have become fair game in cyber battles.
This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven’t seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars, a six-part TV miniseries that blends documentary and science fiction to dramatize humankind’s first trip to Mars in 2033—and io9 is proud to exclusively debut the first trailer. Read more...
If you watch just one René Redzepi doc, make it this one Do you like food? Do you like movies? Do you like movies about food? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might enjoy Eater at the Movies, a column by Joshua David Stein. The new documentary Ants on a Shrimp is three things. Show More Summary
“The Search for Earth Proxima” is a short documentary co-directed by Brett Marty and Josh Izenberg that focuses on the search for Earth-like exoplanets. Specifically, the film looks at the team working to build a telescope to search for exoplanets around Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our own. Since astronomers first discovered exoplanets in […]
Perhaps one of the most provocative and timely programs to air will be a PBS documentary that addresses the tense — and sometimes deadly — tensions that can erupt when young people of color get pulled over by police officers. “The Talk,” which will air on PBS, is a two-hour documentary looking...
"It doesn't take much to rile up the outrage police these days," begins "Can We Take a Joke?", Ted Balaker's documentary about the plight of comedians in the age of social media shaming, campus speech codes and mandatory apologies by performers who's offended the public. Show More Summary