Documentaries

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson speaks from a prisoner van outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. The 69-year-old Australian is at the court to hear his verdict Friday on a charge of violating national security that carries up to 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
August 31, 2018 - 1:11 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An Australian filmmaker arrested after flying a drone to photograph a Cambodian opposition party rally last year was convicted of spying and sentenced to six years in prison Friday. James Ricketson had faced up to 10 years in prison. Almost two dozen jailed critics or...
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This 2008 photo provided by Richard Haughton shows Lindsay Kemp. On Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, the influential British dancer, choreographer and mime artist, known for tutoring singers David Bowie and Kate Bush during his career, died at 80. (Richard Haughton via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 4:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Influential British dancer, choreographer and mime artist Lindsay Kemp, known for tutoring singers David Bowie and Kate Bush during his career, has died at 80. Director Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky, who is making a documentary called "Lindsay Kemp's Last Dance," said Saturday that Kemp...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, film director Peter Jackson poses for photographers at the World premiere of the Beatles movie, in London. According to an announcement Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018, Jackson's new film "They Shall Not Grow Old" a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color, will have its world premiere at the London Film Festival in October. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 21, 2018 - 6:15 am
LONDON (AP) — "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson's new film — a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color — has a title and a world premiere date at the London Film Festival in October. The festival said Tuesday that "They Shall Not Grow Old" will be...
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This photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows Jeff Boppre, who is serving two consecutive life sentences for the fatal 1988 shootings of two people in western Nebraska. Boppre is seeking to reopen the case by using new technology to identify fingerprints left at the crime scene. He has maintained his innocence for 30 years and believes he was framed. His request for courts to take another look at his case comes as a new documentary nearing completion calls into question his guilt. (Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 10:20 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man convicted of a 1988 double killing in western Nebraska is seeking to reopen the case by using new technology to identify fingerprints left at the crime scene, even as a new documentary series nearing completion calls into question his guilt. Jeff Boppre, who is serving two...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Michael Moore attends the Turner Networks 2018 Upfront in New York. Moore’s Donald Trump critique “Fahrenheit 11/9” will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21. The film will make its world premiere in Toronto on September 6. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 09, 2018 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore's Donald Trump critique "Fahrenheit 11/9" will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21. Moore unveiled the first look at this latest documentary Thursday, releasing a trailer online . The title is an inversion of his...
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August 06, 2018 - 5:49 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Showtime will air a new documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney examining the history of clashes between U.S. presidents and the FBI. The four-part series inspired by the book "Enemies: A History of the FBI" by Tim Weiner will debut Nov. 18, Showtime...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, Jonathan Demme, director of the concert film "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids," appears at the premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The archive of the late filmmaker Demme is being donated to the University of Michigan Library. The donation by Demme's family was announced Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at the Traverse City Film Festival. It includes photographs, scripts, correspondence, personal notes, unfinished documentary film footage, promotional items, costumes and props.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 03, 2018 - 1:53 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The archive of the late filmmaker Jonathan Demme is being donated to the University of Michigan Library . The donation by Demme's family was announced Friday at the Traverse City Film Festival ahead of a screening of "Swimming to Cambodia," a 1987 film he directed. The...
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Actress Jane Fonda, left, and director Michael Moore pose for photos outside the State Theatre before the "One-on-One With Jane Fonda," panel during the Traverse City Film Festival Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Traverse City, Mich. Fonda is receiving the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award. (Jan-Michael Stump/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 12:55 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Jane Fonda has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at a northern Michigan film festival founded by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. The actress, author and political activist accepted the award Wednesday at the 14th annual Traverse City Film Festival,...
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Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, center, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand left the hospital where they had been recuperating and appeared at a news conference Wednesday, saying the ordeal made them stronger and taught them not to live carelessly. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 20, 2018 - 7:56 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government, saying it is concerned filmmakers and media may take advantage of the young soccer boys who were rescued from a flooded cave, wants to control how movies portray their ordeal and heroic rescue. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat said he will propose...
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FILE - This May 23, 1941, file photo shows Ted Williams, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. A new film explores the life of baseball legend Williams who struggled with his Mexican-American heritage and his volatile relationship with his family and the press. The upcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the former Boston Red Sox slugger uses rare footage and family interviews to paint a picture of a complicated figure that hid his past but later spoke out and defended black players. (AP Photo/File)
July 19, 2018 - 3:12 pm
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. But beneath the smiles...
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