An upcoming film will detail the 'Minerva Monster' flap of 1978 in Stark County, Ohio:The creature that lured Bigfoot hunters and curiosity seekers to southern Stark County is now the subject of a documentary.Former Beacon Journal reporter...Show More Summary
The Church of Scientology’s counter-PR campaign against Going Clear, the documentary debuting Sunday night on HBO, has two main prongs: Twitter account @FreedomEthics and a dedicated section on the Freedom magazine website tagged, simply,...Show More Summary
In one of the more amusing press mixups lately, the AP issued a correction last week stating that alleged murderer Robert Durst from HBO’s true-crime documentary The Jinx was not, in fact, the frontman of Limp Bizkit. Apparently Fred Durst — the actual frontman of Limp Bizkit — has been hearing a lot about this. […]
Happy is a 2011 documentary that’s currently streaming on Netflix (US), Amazon Prime Instant Video, and possibly also Hulu (I haven’t been able to confirm that – if you know, please do comment). It’s one of the most thought-provoking...Show More Summary
Lead us not into temptation, but at least allow me the devilish pleasure of scrutinizing HBO’s documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” alongside National Geographic Channel’s dramatic passion play “Killing Jesus.”Read full article >>
I love the Thessaloniki documentary film festival: a chance to travel far, from a gorilla reserve in the Congo (the award-winning film Virunga) to a small town in Ukraine, where FEMEN activists bare their breasts to protest Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary
Both the book League of Denial and the PBS documentary that draws from it devote a great deal of attention to Troy Aikman, who played in a Super Bowl after suffering a serious concussion in the NFC Championship Game, and who retired in part because of concerns about concussions. But 15 years after his playing…
In the early 1980's, Steve Jobs and his young team showed signs of brilliance. See it for yourself in this little known (but compelling) documentary footage.
Dreamcatcher, the Showtime documentary that airs March 27, 2015 (9 p.m. ET/PT) surprises you from the start. The darkness of the Chicago streets where there are prostitutes at work, is pierced by the voice of Brenda, someone we will get to know much better, yelling out, "Hey, do you need condoms?" You heard that correctly. Show More Summary
Brenda Myers-Powell, an ex-prostitute who has devoted her life to helping at-risk women and girls through her organization The Dreamcatcher Foundation, is the compelling subject of veteran filmmaker Kim Longinotto's new documentary, "Dreamcatcher," debuting on Showtime tonight, March 27, 2015. Show More Summary
WENDY MCELROY: ‘The Hunting Ground’: Reaping Profit from Rape Hysteria. When the ‘documentary’ “The Hunting Ground” premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, it was advertised as a “piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses.” In fact, its objectivity and perspective have been systematically dismantled since then. The film is best understood as a […]
Advertisers are in love with short branded documentary films these days that are built around some sort of surprise for one of the main characters. The idea, in fact, has become clichéd—meaning a lot rests on the execution of the idea. Show More Summary
The award-winning documentary Peace Officer chronicles a SWAT team founder’s mission to hold warrior cops responsible for the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Film director Fernand Melgar said that documentary about the lives of homeless immigrants in the Swiss city of Lausanne will be screened in London.
This week we’re excited to bring you some exclusive excerpts from the upcoming “allegorical documentary” by Michael Trigilio, “Bodhisattva, Superstar.” On Monday we’ll be releasing a podcast episode where we interview Michael about the film, exploring many of the underlying messages and meanings therein. Show More Summary
Episode Description: We’re joined this week by filmmaker Michael Trigilo, to explore some of the themes from his newest allegorical documentary, “Bodhisattva, Superstar.” Included in our conversation are questions around what it...Show More Summary
Watch the entire development of Broken Age, from Kickstarter to Act 2's release.
Oh, hey. Didn't see you there. Did I mention I was interviewed extensively for Damon Ristau's (the guy who made The Bus Movie) new documentary about the Beetle, The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car? No? And I didn't mention that Ewan McGregor's in it, too? Really? I should have. Because it looks like it'll be great. Read more...
Last we checked in with the Discovery Channel, it had just acquired a new president who promised that his channel would stop trying to trick children and stoned people into believing in mermaids and crap by airing “documentaries” that presented said crap under the guise of pseudoscientific fact. Show More Summary
The line between nonfiction and narrative is often blurred, and in "A Girl Like Her," Amy S. Weber explores how traditional documentary storytelling techniques can be used to tell a familiar but fictional tale.