Documentaries

FILE-- In this July 1, 2019 file photo First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, left, attends a big signing ceremony with her husband, Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Calif. Siebel Newsom has shunned the traditional title of "first lady" and is focusing on women's issues including equal pay and expanding family leave. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 10, 2019 - 2:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was wrapping up a meeting with the president of El Salvador in April when his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, spoke up in fluent Spanish. What, she asked Salvador Sánchez Cerén, did he have to say about the country's poor record on women's rights...
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FILE - This May 25, 2019 file photo shows Michael Moore at the awards ceremony of the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. In "Planet of the Humans," which premiered Wednesday, July 31, at the Traverse City Film Festival, he and director Jeff Gibbs pull the curtain back on the false promises of alternative energy, from electric cars to windmills and biomass, and expose why they're not working. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 4:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What if alternative energy isn't all it's cracked up to be? That's the provocative question explored in the documentary "Planet of the Humans," which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Chinese director Zhang Yimou holds his award for Best Director at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. China said Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian film industry's most prestigious honors, as Beijing continues efforts to bring economic and political pressure to bear on the island it claims as its own territory. (AP Photo/Billy Dai, File)
August 07, 2019 - 12:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian film industry's most prestigious honors, as Beijing ramps up economic and political pressure on the island it claims as its own territory. The one-...
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CORRECTS TO FIRST NAME TO FRAZER INSTEAD OF FRANK PENNEBAKER FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2000 file photo, documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker is flanked by 35-year-old images of Bob Dylan as Pennebaker sits in his New York editing suite. Oscar-winning documentary maker Pennebaker has died at the age of 94. Frazer Pennebaker said in an email his father died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at his Long Island home from natural causes. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
August 03, 2019 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary maker D.A. Pennebaker has died at the age of 94. Frazer Pennebaker said in an email his father died Thursday at his Long Island, New York, home from natural causes. He helped popularize the naturistic style known as cinéma vérité and made such influential...
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This undated photo provided by Piotr Markielau shows his late wife Veranika Nikonova, who died after trying to cross a raging river in the Alaska wilderness. Markielau said he frantically tried but failed to save his wife as she struggled to cross the river near a bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the movie "Into the Wild." (Piotr Markielau via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 5:11 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A newlywed said he frantically tried but failed to save his wife as she struggled to cross a raging river near a bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the movie "Into the Wild." Piotr Markielau told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in an email Tuesday that he and 24-...
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Joel Rosenman, co-producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival, participates in PBS's "Woodstock" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
July 30, 2019 - 7:00 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival says he's come to appreciate how a community can be born of difficulty. Joel Rosenman said Tuesday he was so immersed in pulling off the massive event he didn't realize people "were having the time of their life" despite a...
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This image released by MTV Documentary Films shows Bruce Franks Jr. in a scene from the documentary “St. Louis Superman," one of two films that will be released by MTV's new documentary division. (MTV via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Films about living in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and a St. Louis-area activist turned politician will be the first released by MTV's new documentary division. MTV announced earlier this year that it had hired Sheila Nevins, who for many years was among the most influential...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? Federal regulators are already investigating Facebook's privacy practices. And the antitrust question has been rumbling in the background, with critics calling for spinning off WhatsApp and Instagram. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
July 23, 2019 - 10:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new documentary "The Great Hack" captures how Facebook's cavalier handling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal posed a threat to democracy. But it doesn't prove the filmmakers' claims that the ill-gotten data helped elect Donald Trump. The movie doesn't quite...
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This undated photo provided by 4th Row Films shows Fernando Serrano, 23, who plays a striking miner in "Bisbee '17," a story of how some 1,200 miners, most of them immigrants, were pulled violently from their homes in Bisbee, Ariz., by a private police force and put on cattle cars for deportation to a desolate area of New Mexico in 1917. The dark history of Bisbee was largely an open secret for decades in the funky old copper town just seven miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. It's the sixth film of director Robert Greene, who said he learned about the town southeastern Arizona around 15 years ago. (Jarred Alterman/4th Row Films via AP)
July 13, 2019 - 9:26 am
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — The darkest, most violent chapter in the history of Bisbee was an open secret for decades in the funky old Arizona copper town 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border. But few residents knew the details of how about 1,200 miners, most of them immigrants, were...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2019, booking photo released by the Bristol County Sheriff's Office shows Michelle Carter, convicted for sending a barrage of text messages urging boyfriend Conrad Roy III to kill himself. Roy took his own life in Fairhaven, Mass., in July 2014. A new HBO documentary that explores the case premiers on July 9. (Bristol County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 01, 2019 - 3:07 am
BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Carter sent her suicidal boyfriend countless text messages encouraging him to follow through on his plan to take his own life until he actually did. Two years after Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a case that gripped the nation, the director of a new...
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