Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Documentary Opens in September

Tony Sokol Jul 16, 2019 Legendary singer tells a musical story in her own voice in the documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. Linda Ronstadt has released over 30 studio albums, charted ...

Arthur Bressan Jr: The Auteur of Gay Liberation

Arthur Bressan, Jr.Queer cinema in America is not without a sense of loss. In trying to bridge a period of censorship and queer coding (whether in compliance to censors or deliberately transmitting ...

Doris Day Appreciation: Sweetness and Light Met Grit and Tenacity, Both on Screen and Off

Doris Day Appreciation: Sweetness and Light Met Grit and Tenacity, Both on Screen and Off When teenager Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff sang along to Ella Fitzgerald on the radio, the Cincinnati native could never have predicted that, as Doris Day, she would go on to become one of the 20th ...

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’ There’s a lot of talk these days about empowerment in the music industry. “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (“The Celluloid Closet”), is a no-frills ...

Film Review: ‘2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary’

Film Review: ‘2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary’ While the presence of “Minding the Gap” and “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” in the Oscar documentary feature category suggest a welcome evolution in the way the Academy thinks about ...

Best Documentary Short preview of all 5 Oscar contenders will help on your prediction

Best Documentary Short preview of all 5 Oscar contenders will help on your prediction According to our official racetrack odds, “Black Sheep” looks to be out front for this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film. Those odds are pulled together from the forecasts made by our ...

2019 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts, Ranked: Contenders Use True Tales to Unpack Urgent Issues

2019 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts, Ranked: Contenders Use True Tales to Unpack Urgent Issues Each of this year’s five contenders for the Oscar Best Documentary (Short Subject) packs a timely issue at its heart: immigration, women’s health, health care, racism, and the spread of fascist ...

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films Review: A Collection of Great Mini-Movies, For the Price of a Feature

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films Review: A Collection of Great Mini-Movies, For the Price of a Feature In the run-up to the Oscars, you may well have already seen all of the contenders — except for those in the shorts categories. Now’s your chance, with the 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films program, to ...

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at 25: Inside the Making of the Robin Williams Classic

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at 25: Inside the Making of the Robin Williams Classic When Lisa Jakub showed up to audition as the oldest daughter of Robin Williams and Sally Field in Mrs. Doubtfire, she was introduced to a matronly Scottish woman. Jakub thought she was talking to the ...

Film Review: ‘CinemAbility’

Film Review: ‘CinemAbility’ First unveiled on the festival circuit in 2012, “CinemAbility” has been around long enough that at least eight of the participants have since died. The interviews may be a bit old, but that doesn’t ...

YouTube Orders Lgbtq Documentary About Pride Movement

YouTube has greenlit “State of Pride,” an original feature documentary that promises an unflinching look at the significance of the gay-pride movement from award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and ...

Film Review: ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’

Film Review: ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ No one tells stories like Scotty Bowers. Dishy, sordid, and deliciously off-color, his firsthand accounts reveal a different side of the Dream Factory from the one that studios so carefully ...

Michael Lumpkin Replaces Jacqueline Lyanga as AFI Fest Director

After eight years, Jacqueline Lyanga has departed as director of the AFI Fest and is being replaced by Michael Lumpkin, who already heads the AFI Docs festival. The American Film Institute, which ...

AFI Expands Michael Lumpkin Role To Director Of Festivals, Replacing Longtime Head Jacqueline Lyanga

Michael Lumpkin, who has served as Director of the American Film Institute’s Docs for the past three years, has just been named Director of AFI Festivals. Jacqueline Lyanga, who began serving as ...

Michael Lumpkin named director of AFI Festivals, AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga departs

AFI Docs kicks off on June 13 with world premiere of Personal Statement. The American Film Institute (AFI) on Tuesday (June 12) announced the appointment of Michael Lumpkin as director of AFI ...

Jacqueline Lyanga Exits as AFI Head Bob Gazzale Merges Festival Staffs to Streamline Costs — Exclusive

The 50-year-old American Film Institute is merging the staffs of its two film festivals, Los Angeles’ AFI Fest (November 8–15) and Washington, D.C’s AFI Docs (June 13-17) — and with that, the ...

Jacqueline Lyanga Exits as AFI Head Bob Gazzale Merges Festival Staffs to Streamline Costs — Exclusive

The 50-year-old American Film Institute is merging the staffs of its two film festivals, Los Angeles’ AFI Fest (November 8–15) and Washington, D.C’s AFI Docs (June 13-17) — and with that, the ...

Emmy favorite Lily Tomlin (‘Grace and Frankie’) poised to score nomination #25

Emmy favorite Lily Tomlin (‘Grace and Frankie’) poised to score nomination #25 Lily Tomlin is one of Emmy’s favorite funny ladies. In the last half century, she has racked up a staggering two dozen nominations and has six Emmys Awards lining her mantle. This beloved TV veteran ...

Summer Studio Movies Of 2017 Fail Vito Russo Test Of Lgbtq Representation

Summer Studio Movies Of 2017 Fail Vito Russo Test Of Lgbtq Representation There’s the Bechdel Test and then there’s the Vito Russo Test. Where the Bechdel Test evaluates the portrayal of women in film, the Vito Russo Test examines the representation of the Lgbtq community ...

GLAAD Report Finds Lgbtq Characters Are Either Invisible Or Used As Punchlines In Studio Movies

GLAAD’s annual studio report measuring Lgbtq representation in Hollywood gave Lionsgate Entertainment, Sony Pictures, and Walt Disney Studios ‘Failing’ ratings, while 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and ...

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