Documentaries

In this undated photo, labor leader Maria Moreno speaks with migrant farmworkers in rural California. A new film dives into the mystery around the Mexican American labor leader who organized farmworkers years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and then disappeared from the public eye. (George Ballis/Take Stock via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 8:00 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new film dives into the mystery around a Latina labor leader who organized farmworkers years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and then disappeared. "Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno" on PBS focuses on a Mexican American mother of 12 who galvanized poor...
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This image released by PBS shows the late actor Raul Julia, the subject of a new documentary,“Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage.” The film is a co-presentation of American Masters and VOCES and is slated to premiere Friday on most PBS stations. (PBS via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 9:38 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The influential Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá who opened doors for a generation of Latino artists in film and television is the subject of a new documentary. "Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage" on PBS looks into the formation of Juliá from his middle-class upbringing in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank appears at the opening of the exhibition featuring his work, "Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2016," at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in New York. Frank, one of the 20th century's greatest photographers, has died at age 94. Frank died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, The New York Times reports, citing Peter MacGill, whose Manhattan gallery has represented Frank's work since 1983. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
September 10, 2019 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Frank, a giant of 20th-century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94. Frank died Monday in Inverness, on...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in a scene from "A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood," in theaters on Nov. 22. (Lacey Terrell/Sony-Tristar Pictures via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 44th Toronto International Film Festival is kicking off Thursday with a documentary celebration of Canada's own The Band and the premiere of Armando Iannucci's adaptation of "David Copperfield." The start of the festival, North America's largest, heralds the beginning of the...
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Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of the Yukos Oil Company, right, and Director Alex Gibney pose for photographers during the photocall of the movie 'Citizen K ' at the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 5:12 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney says profiling exiled businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky allowed him to explore power in Russia from the end of communism until now. The resulting film, "Citizen K," premiered at the Venice International Film Festival Saturday. Gibney says...
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August 30, 2019 - 5:24 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield started interviewing former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos four years ago thinking that it might be a redemption story for the then 85-year-old. What she found is that Marcos was not only standing by the controversial history of her...
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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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