Documentaries

2019 Kennedy Center Honoree singer Linda Ronstadt arrives at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 27, 2019 - 9:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Between the Kennedy Center Honors and a CNN documentary about her life debuting on television New Year's Day, Linda Ronstadt is taking a career victory lap. Ronstadt drew attention this month for a comment at a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by the State Department and Secretary...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows George MacKay, center, in a scene from "1917," directed by Sam Mendes. (François Duhamel/Universal Pictures via AP)
December 23, 2019 - 10:16 am
It's been a good time for World War I buffs — especially if they're also movie buffs. A year ago director Peter Jackson applied state-of-the-art technology to century-old war footage to bring the Great War alive with sudden, stunning immediacy in his documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old.” And now,...
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HOLD FOR STORY BY WILLIAM J. KOLE — FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks in the locker room at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. More than two years after he hanged himself in his prison cell in April 2017, while serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, Netflix is releasing "Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez" on Jan. 15, 2020. Hernandez's suicide came just a days after he was acquitted of most charges in another double murder case. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 21, 2019 - 12:06 am
BOSTON (AP) — More than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's story still fascinates — and now it's heading back to the small screen. Netflix is releasing “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” on Jan. 15. The three-part documentary examines...
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This image released by Disney shows Dorothy McGuire, left, and Tommy Kirk in a scene from the 1957 classic “Old Yeller." The film is among 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. (Disney via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 2:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More films directed or co-directed by women than ever before have been added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Among the 25 selected are Patricia Cardoso's 2002 “Real Women Have Curves,” Gunvor Nelson's 1969 “My Name is Oona” and the 1971 “A New Leaf,”...
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FILE - This Jan. 25, 2010, file photo, shows the United States Department of State seal on a podium at the State Department in Washington. Two organizations of documentary filmmakers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that new rules requiring U.S. visa applicants to register their social media handles are making them fearful of publicly speaking their minds. State Department rules took effect in May and apply to more than 14 million applicants each year, requiring them to register all their social media handles from the past five years on about 20 different online platforms. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 05, 2019 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two organizations of documentary filmmakers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that new rules requiring U.S. visa applicants to register their social media handles are making them fearful of publicly speaking their minds. State Department rules took effect in May and apply...
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November 28, 2019 - 10:25 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch father accused of holding six of his children against their will on an isolated farm for nine years is now also suspected of sexually abusing two of his other children, prosecutors said Thursday. The abuse allegations add a grim new element to a case that is...
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FILE - This April 9, 2006 file photo shows New York Post columnist Cindy Adams at the opening night of the Broadway play "Festen," in New York. Adams will be the subject of a Showtime documentary series in 2021 with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard executive producing. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh, File)
November 26, 2019 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime will be putting the spotlight on Cindy Adams, the New York Post columnist and elder stateswoman of Manhattan gossip. The 89-year-old Adams will be the subject of a documentary series in 2021 with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard executive producing. At her height, Adams wrote...
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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 - 1:16 pm
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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Actor Tom Hanks arrives for the Gala Premiere of the film "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood" at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 08, 2019 - 12:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since it was first announced, the idea of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers has seemed like dream casting, a match as snug as a warm zip-up sweater. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," starring Hanks as the host of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," premiered Saturday night at the...
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Robbie Robertson, left, and Janet Zuccarini attend the premiere for "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band" on day one of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 05, 2019 - 7:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The 44th Toronto International Film Festival kicked 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 North America's largest film festival heralds the beginning of the fall...
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