Documentaries

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that the documentary on Robson and Safechuck, who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, that "Leaving Neverland," includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel's guidelines require. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
February 10, 2019 - 11:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Michael Jackson estate is warning the U.K.'s Channel 4 that a documentary on two men who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in a letter to the channel released to The Associated Press on Monday that...
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Nicole Kidman, left, and Meryl Streep participate in the "Big Little Lies" panel during the HBO portion of the TCA Winter Press Tour on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2019 - 8:56 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. STREEP STEPS IN Meryl Streep's self-professed addiction to "Big Little Lies" had the bonus of turning the...
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Mikey Schaefer, from left, Alex Honnold and Sanni McCandless participate in the "Free Solo" panel during the National Geographic portion of the TCA Winter Press Tour on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Makers of the "Free Solo" documentary about Alex Honnold's unaided climb up the rock face of Yosemite's El Capitan say they would have still made the film if Honnold had slipped and fell to his death. Film editor Bob Eisenhardt said Friday the possibility had been discussed...
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February 01, 2019 - 10:04 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Origin stories aren't just for comic-book superheroes, as a documentary about the evolution of animals including elephants and whales intends to show. The two-hour film will highlight the work of leading scientists worldwide and showcase "spectacular new breakthroughs in...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 photo, Palestinian actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, 55, gives an interview in his home at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. A new documentary called “Gaza” is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Abu Yaseen, won’t be attending the gathering due to the very circumstances depicted in the film. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
January 30, 2019 - 10:36 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A new documentary called "Gaza" is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Gaza actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, won't be...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that the documentary on Robson and Safechuck, who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, that "Leaving Neverland," includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel's guidelines require. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
January 28, 2019 - 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's family members said Monday that they are "furious" that two men who accuse him of sexually abusing them as boys have received renewed attention because of a new documentary about them. The family released a statement denouncing "Leaving Neverland," a documentary...
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Rosanna Arquette, left, and director Ursula Macfarlane pose for a portrait to promote the film "Untouchable" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 26, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's name was intrinsically linked to the Sundance Film Festival for years, which makes it somewhat fitting that 14 months after his demise the festival played host the world premiere of a documentary about his rise and fall. "I'm so happy it's at Sundance,"...
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Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 26, 2019 - 12:45 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — It's not uncommon for audiences at the Sundance Film Festival to give standing ovations, but the ceremonial act took on a solemn air as two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as boys walked onstage following the festival's only screening of "Leaving Neverland,"...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Alex Gibney, director of the fIlm "Zero Days" poses for a photo at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Oscar-winning filmmaker Gibney has premiered his latest documentary on the fraudulent tech startup Theranos at the Sundance Film Festival Thursday night, Jan. 24, 2019. "The Inventor: Out for Blood In Silicon Valley" is among a handful of films that kicked off the annual independent festival. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt, File)
January 25, 2019 - 5:15 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has always been interested in the psychology of fraud and self-deception. So when HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Graydon Carter proposed that he look into the blood-testing startup Theranos and its charismatic young leader Elizabeth Holmes,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Lithuanian-born director Jonas Mekas attend the Whitney Museum Gala in New York. Mekas, 96, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at his home, according to the Anthology of Film Archives. He was artistic director of the New York center for film preservation, a leading avant-garde movie theater. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96. Mekas, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee,...
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