American Themes Fade In The Film Academy’s Globalist Documentary Branch

American Themes Fade In The Film Academy’s Globalist Documentary Branch While an all-male list of director contenders and a mostly white actors roster caught the eye of the diversity-conscious on Oscar nominations day, another blip signaled deep change within the Academy ...

‘Independent Lens’ Winter Lineup Includes ‘One Child Nation,’ ‘Always in Season’ (Exclusive)

‘Independent Lens’ Winter Lineup Includes ‘One Child Nation,’ ‘Always in Season’ (Exclusive) Independent Lens, the Emmy-winning PBS series, will feature a lineup of buzzy documentaries during the first three months of 2020 that will include everything from deep-dives into racial injustice and ...

10 Best Documentaries of the 2010s, From ‘Oj: Made in America’ to ‘The Invisible War’ (Photos)

10 Best Documentaries of the 2010s, From ‘Oj: Made in America’ to ‘The Invisible War’ (Photos) Facts are so often stranger than fiction: The truth can be so terrible that we struggle to believe it, or so joyous and full of life that we’re inspired or moved. The past decade has seen a boom in ...

‘For Sama’ Wins Top Ida Documentary Award; ‘Finding Neverland’ and ‘The Cave’ Also Score

‘For Sama’ Wins Top Ida Documentary Award; ‘Finding Neverland’ and ‘The Cave’ Also Score Filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ “For Sama” (PBS) took top honors at the 35th Annual Ida Documentary Awards at the Paramount Theatre Saturday night. The harrowing and intimate portrait of a ...

‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations

‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations John Chester’s “The Biggest Little Farm,” a film about a husband and wife trying to establish a small farm in Southern California, led all films in nominations for the fourth annual Critics’ Choice ...

Documentaries Are Now the Art-House Lifeline, But Even the Best See Limited Results

Covering specialized box office has largely come to mean covering documentaries. They’re no longer a subset; these films are the top performers for art-house theaters. But as distributors begin the ...

Tiff Will Screen a 14-Hour Documentary on Women Directors That Will ‘Rewrite Film History’

Tiff Will Screen a 14-Hour Documentary on Women Directors That Will ‘Rewrite Film History’ Last fall, documentary essayist Mark Cousins unveiled an ambitious new project: “Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Film,” which presents an alternative approach to film history exclusively ...

ABC News Taps Marie Nelson As Svp Integrated Content Strategy

Marie Nelson, who began her broadcast career at ABC News, is returning to the division as Senior Vice President, Integrated Content Strategy. ABC News President James Goldston announced Nelson’s ...

Bleak Indie Summer Continues: ‘Maiden’ Outpaces Openers as ‘Late Night’ Collapses

Bleak Indie Summer Continues: ‘Maiden’ Outpaces Openers as ‘Late Night’ Collapses Festival favorite “Maiden” is the latest in documentary to buttress a weak summer at the specialty box office. “Maiden” opened in New York and Los Angeles at a level below some of the year’s top ...

‘Wild Rose’ Outpaced by Documentaries at Specialty Box Office

‘Wild Rose’ Outpaced by Documentaries at Specialty Box Office Documentaries continue to dominate the specialized world. Among new openers, three of the four are non-fiction titles. They include “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” (Magnolia) and a reissue of David ...

‘A Bigger Splash’ Tops Quiet Weekend; ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office

‘A Bigger Splash’ Tops Quiet Weekend; ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office The 4K restoration of 1974 semi-fictionalized documentary A Bigger Splash edged out with the top per theater average among the specialties this weekend, playing an exclusive run at the Metrograph ...

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ Booked For Weekend Launch; Jacob Tremblay & Vera Farmiga Lead ‘Burn Your Maps’ – Specialty Box Office Preview

Sundance premiere Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am begins its theatrical run in several New York and L.A. theaters today via Magnolia Pictures. Filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders directed ...

Condensing language by Anne-Katrin Titze

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on direct-to-camera for Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am: "It really conveys how much Toni is controlling the narrative." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze In the first instalment of ...

‘The Raft’ Film Review: Compelling Doc Recounts Seagoing Social Experiment With Unexpected Results

What could possibly go wrong when ten beautiful strangers — six women and four men — are thrown together in cramped quarters for a closely observed transatlantic voyage? Surprisingly, not the kind of ...

Amazon Prime Video Launches Shorts Festival for Underrepresented Filmmakers

Amazon Prime Video has announced it will launch the All Voices Film Festival, a short-film competition for U.S. filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds to compete for a grand prize of $25,000. ...

Magnolia swoops on 'Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am'

Doc about first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature premiered at Sundance. Magnolia Pictures has swooped on North American rights to Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ ...

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ Documentary Acquired by Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia Pictures announced on Tuesday that it has landed North American rights to Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ uplifting documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.” The documentary, about the ...

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’: Magnolia Pictures Acquires Doc On Nobel Prize Winner

Exclusive: Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, an uplifting documentary chronicling the vibrant life and ...

Samuel L. Jackson’s 13 Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. This week’s question: What is Samuel L. Jackson’s best performance? Carlos Aguilar ...

Sundance: Steve Bannon Documentary ‘The Brink’ Acquired by Magnolia (Exclusive)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired “The Brink,” a fly-on-the-wall documentary about Steve Bannon, the controversial advisor to President Donald Trump. The film follows Bannon as he tries to export his ...

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