'Blue Island,' exploring Hong Kong's protest movement and ensuing crackdown, won Hot Docs' Best International Feature Documentary Award.
‘Navalny’ Director on Putin and Security Concerns: ‘We Knew What We Were Getting Into When We Started This Project’
Daniel Roher wants as many people as possible to see 'Navalny' to keep the spotlight on the imprisoned Russian dissident poisoned in 2020
Magnolia Pictures has snapped up North American rights to a Martin Scorsese executive-produced doc about New York's historic Chelsea Hotel.
Hot Docs will open with 'Into the Weeds,' about a former groundskeeper who battles an agrochemical corporation after his cancer diagnosis.
‘Bad Vegan’ Director Chris Smith on How the Chef Who Stole Millions Became Netflix’s Latest True Crime Star
Netflix's 'Bad Vegan' docuseries tells how Pure Food owner Sarma Melngailis ended up stealing millions of dollars from investors.
Abortion Activists Depicted in ‘The Janes’ Sound Alarm About Possible Roe v. Wade Overturn: ‘It’s Going to Be Horrible’
Following Doc10 Film Festival’s opening night screening of “The Janes” on May 19, several original members The Jane Collective — an underground abortion clinic led by women in the pre-Roe v…
Carlos Santana Documentary Coming From Director Rudy Valdez, Imagine, Sony Music Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)
Latin American jazz fusion icon Carlos Santana will be the subject of an expansive documentary directed by Emmy winner Rudy Valdez. Imagine Documentaries is collaborating on the project with…
George Carlin’s enduring comedic legacy inspired Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio to make HBO’s upcoming documentary about the counterculture icon, whose observations remain eerily topical nearly…
Leading arthouse sales company The Match Factory has acquired distribution rights to murdered Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravičius’ documentary “Mariupolis 2,” ahead of the film’s premiere…
The Cannes Docs sidebar of the Cannes Film Market has announced the lineup of its annual Doc Day, which takes place on May 24. The day will open with a morning session dedicated to ACID Cannes
Veteran Georgian director/writer Lana Gogoberidze is editing documentary feature “Returning to Life.” The film is about her mother, Nutsa Gogoberidze, who was the Republic of Georgia’s first…
“POV,” the longest-running series for independent documentaries on television, has unveiled the majority of its slate for the series’ 35th season, which launches on July 11 with Yung Chang’s…
‘The Janes’ Director Speaks Out Against Leaked Supreme Court Abortion Opinion: ‘I Burst Into Tears When I Found Out’
Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes were devastated to learn that the Supreme Court may soon overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion. The filmmakers had just screened “The…
Big World Pictures has taken distribution rights in U.S. and Canada to Salomé Jashi’s documentary “Taming the Garden,” which competed at the Sundance Film Festival, and also played in the…
To help documentary lovers navigate this crowded sector, Variety has assembled a calendar of TV and film documentary premiere dates that will be updated regularly.
Variety editors ranked top documentaries about Hollywood -- films that examine productions gone out of control and key figures behind the scenes.
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