Documentaries

Vanessa Redgrave turns director with documentary at Cannes

May 10, 2017

Vanessa Redgrave makes her directing debut with "Sea Sorrow," a highly personal documentary about the migrant crisis that is set to premiere at this month's Cannes Film Festival

Steve McQueen to direct authorized Tupac Shakur documentary

May 9, 2017

Academy Award winner Steve McQueen is set to direct a documentary about Tupac Shakur

LA's violent uprising of 1992 returns to TV 25 years later

Apr 20, 2017

Six films are revisiting the Los Angeles riots this week to mark the 25th anniversary of the worst civil unrest in US history, a remarkable number of simultaneous releases focused on a single event

Documentary delves into life of music pioneer Clive Davis

Apr 20, 2017

Music mogul Clive Davis has celebrated his legacy with the debut of a documentary about his life during the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Climate change a character in Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch'

Apr 11, 2017

Rapid warming of the sea is major focus of new season for Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch.'

Film academy rules ineligible documentary series like 'O.J.'

Apr 7, 2017

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has ruled documentary series like the recent Oscar winner "O.J.: Made in America" will no longer be eligible for the Academy Awards

Sweden PM finds gender-segregated school bus 'disgusting'

Apr 4, 2017

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says "it is disgusting" if a private Islamic school in Stockholm has girls directed to the back door of a school bus while boys use the front door, as claimed by a television documentary

Split Screens Fest coming to NYC in June to celebrate TV

Apr 3, 2017

IFC Center, home to DOC NYC, the country's largest independent documentary film festival, is launching a new annual event that celebrates the art and cultural impact of television

Family files lawsuit in Canadian filmmaker's Keys dive death

Mar 28, 2017

The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion in the Florida Keys has filed a wrongful death lawsuit

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

Mar 28, 2017

PBS documentarian Ken Burns and 2 partners say they're making a film on the late boxer Muhammad Ali

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