The battle over who has the right to tell which stories has intensified in the wake of the world's recent racial reckoning and is pitting well-known documentary filmmakers against each other
Documentary sales are slowing due to corporate belt tightening and streamers commissioning their own projects.
Seven Years, Thousands of Hours of David Bowie Footage and an Inspirational Train Ride Later, Brett Morgen Finally Realized His ‘Moonage Daydream’
Brett Morgen went through a lot to make David Bowie documentary "Moonage Daydream," a psychedelic tour through the life of the shape-shifting artist.
The former secretary of state and her daughter executive produced 'In Her Hands' for Netflix
Mark Fletcher's film screens in the Zurich Film Festival's Focus Competition.
‘Last Flight Home,’ ‘As Far as They Can Run’ Take Top Nonfiction Honors at Woodstock Film Festival 2022
Two MTV Documentary films vying for Academy Awards attention — Ondi Timoner’s “Last Flight Home” and Tanaz Eshaghian’s short “As Far as They Can Run” — garnered the top nonfiction…
In Elena Avdija’s documentary “Stuntwomen,” which is world premiering at Zurich Film Festival, you don’t just become a stuntwoman: you have to work for it. Virginie Arnaud, Petra…
Netflix has released the powerful first trailer for the Sundance Award-winning documentary “Descendant.” Directed by Margaret Brown, the documentary focuses on members of…
“POV Shorts” will kick off its fifth season Nov. 7, with 11 documentaries highlighting topics including art as activism, freedom of expression, Americans with disabilities…
Eleven documentary projects from six countries have been selected for the Intl. Documentary Assn.’s annual Enterprise Documentary Fund Production Grant. Selected from 248…
Manhattan’s Downtown Community Television Center celebrated the opening of the media arts center’s long-anticipated nonprofit, 67-seat movie theater, Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for…
In “Patrick and the Whale,” director and editor Mark Fletcher explores an area not often examined by wildlife filmmakers: the emotional connections that bind sperm whales and their…
“In Her Hands,” a Netflix documentary produced by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, has won the 18th Camden Intl. Film Festival’s audience award. While the in-person component of the…
On Friday, during the 18th edition of the Camden Intl. Film Festival, organizers unveiled a Diane Weyermann Fellowship at Points North Institute.Weyermann, the former chief content…
Variety editors ranked top documentaries about Hollywood -- films that examine productions gone out of control and key figures behind the scenes.
By Pat Saperstein
Here are some of the best politically relevant documentaries to help make sure you're up to speed on the historical background of some of the most important issues.
Some of the best docuseries of the year examine a seminal year in rock history, a pyramid scheme and a cursed fashion brand.
Here are 10 noteworthy true-crime documentaries dating back to the late 1980s.
These nonfiction tales also serve as vessels for processing the complicated nature of the human experience.