Documentaries

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces upcoming concerts at the London O2 Arena in London. The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to the airing Thursday night of an ABC TV special on the end life of the late King of Pop. The estate said in a statement Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” is not approved by Jackson’s heirs, and will most likely violate their intellectual property rights. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
May 23, 2018 - 7:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Michael Jackson estate's objections to a television special about him (all times local): 4:45 p.m. ABC says its documentary on Michael Jackson airing Thursday night is news that does not infringe on intellectual property. The network was responding to a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, an exile Tibetan wearing a mask in the likeness of 32-year-old Tashi Wangchuk, stands next to a screen projecting a New York Times video during a street protest demanding his release, in Dharmsala, India. China has sentenced the Tibetan language activist to five years in prison for inciting separatism after he appeared in a documentary video produced by The New York Times. Tashi Wangchuk had been detained in 2016, two months after the video and accompanying article were published. His lawyer says he plans to appeal. The case highlights the Chinese government's sensitivity to issues involving ethnic minorities. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)
May 22, 2018 - 7:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese judge sentenced a Tibetan shopkeeper to five years in prison on Tuesday for inciting separatism, based on his comments in a New York Times documentary in which the man talked about the erosion of his culture and language in the tightly secured region. Tashi Wangchuk's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif. Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday May 17, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 17, 2018 - 8:32 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. Houston's longtime assistant Mary Jones tells filmmaker Kevin Macdonald that the late singer told her that...
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This image released by Showtime shows filmmaker Liz Garbus, left, talking with New York Times White House correspondent Julie Hirschfeld Davis in Washington, during the filming of the original documentary series "The Fourth Estate." The first episode of the series will close the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Showtime via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Liz Garbus' first day shooting inside The New York Times newsroom was President Donald Trump's inauguration day. Her final day was April 16, when the Pulitzer Prizes announced the Times had won three of the coveted awards. In between, she spent more than a year documenting one of...
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April 25, 2018 - 6:08 am
MADRID (AP) — American filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been awarded Spain's Princess of Astorias award for the arts, with the jury describing him as an uncontested major figure of contemporary cinema. New York-born of Italian descent, Scorsese has produced and directed dozens of fiction and...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2007, file photo, characters from The Simpsons pose before the premiere of "The Simpsons Movie," at the town's movie theater in Springfield, Vt. “The Simpsons” focused on political correctness and seemingly tried to address criticism of its portrayal of its Indian shop owner Apu. The Sunday, April 8, 2018, “No Good Read Goes Unpunished” episode featured Marge sharing her favorite childhood book with her daughter, Lisa. But Marge realized the book is more racist and offensive than she remembered. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)
April 09, 2018 - 4:36 pm
"The Simpsons" briefly addressed Sunday criticism of its portrayal of its Indian shop owner, Apu. But a comedian who helped spark a conversation about the character calls the show's response "sad" and attacked the show on Twitter for reducing a discussion about racism to political correctness...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, Ava DuVernay arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. DuVernay is scheduled to be a guest at the 20th annual Ebertfest in Champaign, Ill. The University of Illinois said Monday, March 12, 2018, that the Oscar-nominated director of "Selma" and "A Wrinkle in Time" will attend the film festival, which honors the late Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
March 12, 2018 - 11:54 am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Director Ava DuVernay is scheduled to be a guest at the 20th annual Ebertfest next month in Illinois. The University of Illinois said Monday that the Oscar-nominated director of "Selma" and "A Wrinkle in Time" will attend the film festival in Champaign honoring the late movie...
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Guillermo del Toro and the cast and crew of "The Shape of Water" accept the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 05, 2018 - 1:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards. Guillermo del Toro's lavish, full-hearted monster romance "The Shape of Water" swam away with best picture at an Oscar ceremony flooded by a sense of a change for a movie business confronting the post-Harvey Weinstein era...
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Miguel Lafourcade, left, and Natalia Lafourcade perform "Remember Me" from "Coco" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 11:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 90th annual Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have won their second Academy Award for best original song. The husband-and-wife duo picked up the...
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Dan Cogan, from left, James R. Swartz, David Fialkow, and Bryan Fogel accept the award for best documentary feature for "Icarus" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 9:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryan Fogel's sports doping documentary "Icarus," which exposed the state sponsored doping program of Russia's Olympic athletes won best documentary at the Academy Awards Sunday. It beat out both Agnes Varda's feel-good "Faces Places," which took the Film Independent Spirt Award...
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