Documentaries

December 12, 2017 - 3:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer" molded the image of the surfer as a seeker and transformed the sport, has died. He was 80. Brown died of natural causes in Santa Barbara on Sunday, said Alex Mecl, general manager of Bruce Brown Films. Along with...
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December 07, 2017 - 7:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A mixture of legacy journalism and new media with emerging platforms are among the winners of the 2018 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, honored for their work in broadcast, digital and documentary journalism. Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism announced this year's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, a woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas. It came as little surprise to producers, but Showtime's documentary series this fall on mass shooting incidents was itself disrupted by mass shootings. The network cut back on reruns of the series following the Oct. 1 attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. An episode that identified the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the nation's most deadly event had to be changed because Las Vegas made that fact outdated.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 16, 2017 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It came as little surprise to producers, but Showtime's about-to-conclude documentary series on mass shooting incidents was itself disrupted by mass shootings. Showtime cut back on reruns of the series following the Oct. 1 attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed...
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This image released by Lifetime shows Alana Boden, left, with Elizabeth Smart on the set of "I Am Elizabeth Smart," premiering Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. (Sergei Bachlakov/Lifetime via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 3:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart is pleased with how a Lifetime movie and documentary she helped produce about her harrowing ordeal turned out. But she said her visit to the movie set brought back terrible memories when she saw actor Skeet Ulrich looking so similar to the man...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2017 file photo, Ken Burns poses for a portrait during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate. Millions have watched the 11-hour film, which has shaped how many Americans view the war. But controversy remains over the film’s legacy, one revived last after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said the war could have been avoided had there been more compromise. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 04, 2017 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate. The 11-hour, nine-part series premiered in September 1990 and became one of PBS' most widely seen educational programs, with some 40 million taking in at...
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FILE - In this November 1966 file photo, American businessman Jim Thompson views a Buddha statue in Bangkok, Thailand. A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia’s most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand’s legendary silk king. (AP Photo/File)
October 21, 2017 - 12:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia's most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand's legendary silk king. The former American intelligence officer turned textile tycoon went for a walk in the Malaysian jungle 50 years ago and never...
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Laurence Fishburne, from left, Bryan Cranston and Steve Carell in a scene from Last Flag Flying." (Wilson Webb/Lionsgate via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety-nine feature films will dot the sparkling lineup at the 55th New York Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night with Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying." There is no way, really, to take as a whole an 18-day festival that will include new films from Todd Haynes, Woody...
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September 28, 2017 - 11:26 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two documentary filmmakers are suing the city of St. Louis and three officers after the filmmakers were arrested at a protest following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man. Drew and Jennifer Burbridge of Kansas City, Missouri, filed the...
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Workers give the finishing touches prior to the start of a of the 74th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The festival runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
August 29, 2017 - 6:15 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is kicking off the fall cinema season with searing drama, serious glamour and a crop of new movies vying for attention, awards and acclaim. Thanks to its late-summer time slot, just ahead of rivals in Telluride and Toronto, the world's oldest cinema...
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August 04, 2017 - 3:56 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A full federal appeals court will review a ruling overturning the conviction of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" documentary. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after he told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill...
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