Documentaries

FILE - In this July 31, 2005, file photo, Rob Machado competes in the men's semifinals during U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. Machado placed second at the competition. A new documentary, "Momentum Generation," looks at Machado, Kelly Slater, Todd Chesser and others surfers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 14, 2019 - 3:14 am
The day surfing lost one of its most beloved rabble-rousers was the day it rediscovered its soul. That's one of the many takeaways from "Momentum Generation," a beautifully melancholy documentary that is, at its core, about surfers, but speaks every bit as fluently about friendship, loyalty and the...
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March 10, 2019 - 3:57 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A documentary about an Israeli human rights lawyer has won the top prize in its category at the Thessaloniki International Festival. "The Advocate," a 108-minute film directed and produced by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche, focuses on Lea Tsemel, who has...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, former Democratic Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during an interview with Oprah Winfrey live on a Times Square stage at "SuperSoul Conversations," in New York. The new Beto O’Rourke documentary ends with him musing about how to keep the momentum of his 2018 defeat to Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race going, but also declaring just as quickly “maybe that’s it.” (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
March 09, 2019 - 5:01 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is sitting in his kitchen hours after a closer-than-expected Texas Senate race loss to Ted Cruz, musing about how his campaign brought out the best in thousands of supporters. "Somehow we've got to continue that way," he tells his wife, Amy, who stares into his...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to local residents Friday, March 8, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 09, 2019 - 4:16 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has defended her new call to break up big U.S. technology companies at a major tech conference in Texas. The Democratic presidential candidate appeared Saturday at Austin's...
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In this image made from video released on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, by North Korean broadcaster KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, smiles while walking with U.S. President Donald Trump for a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. North Korea's state TV aired a documentary glorifying leader Kim's recent visit to Vietnam that omitted the failed nuclear negotiations with Trump. The footage's release came amid reports that North Korea is restoring some facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps. (KRT via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 12:07 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's state TV has aired a documentary glorifying leader Kim Jong Un's recent visit to Vietnam that omitted the failed nuclear negotiations with President Donald Trump. The footage's release Wednesday night came amid reports that North Korea is restoring some...
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March 05, 2019 - 2:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Chelsea Manning, Werner Herzog's latest and a film about Parkland students in the aftermath of the Florida high school massacre are among the selections that will premiere at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers for the annual New York festival on Tuesday...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2005, file photo, pop icon Michael Jackson waves to his supporters as he arrives for his child molestation trial at the Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria, Calif. A new documentary on HBO, "Leaving Neverland," is about the abuse allegations of two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who had previously denied Jackson molested them and supported him to authorities and in Robson's case, very publicly. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)
March 05, 2019 - 12:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive "Leaving Neverland?" The documentary that aired for two nights on HBO gave the public graphic details of alleged sexual abuse from two men who say Jackson molested them as children. Jackson's estate and family say those claims are utterly...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2017 file photo, Ken Burns participates in the "The Vietnam War" panel during the PBS portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Library of Congress will begin presenting an award named for Burns, who elevated the craft of historical documentaries. Officials announced on Tuesday, March5, 2019, the creation of the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film. The annual award will recognize a filmmaker whose documentary uses original research and compelling narrative to tell stories about American history. The winner will receive a $200,000 grant to help with the final production of the film. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 05, 2019 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress will begin presenting an award named for Ken Burns, who elevated the craft of historical documentaries. Officials announced on Tuesday the creation of the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film. The annual award will recognize a filmmaker whose...
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In this undated photo made available by Pueblo Sight & Sound, shows immigrant activist Claudio Rojas. Rojas was the protagonist of an award -winning documentary that chronicles the plight of immigrants detained at a for-profit facility. Rojas has been taken into custody again, years after his release. Attorney Sandy Pineda said on Monday, March 4, 2019, that Rojas was complying with a required visit when he was detained last week. Pineda says 53-year-old Rojas faces deportation after being denied a request that allows certain immigrants in the country illegally to stay. Rojas is in detention in Miami. ( Ray Santisteban/Pueblo Sight & Sound via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 8:30 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The protagonist of an award-winning documentary chronicling the plight of immigrants held at a for-profit facility was supposed to be celebrating at a film premiere in Miami. Instead, Claudio Rojas is back at another immigration detention facility's cell, facing deportation. Sandy...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, Marlon Jackson, second from left, Tito Jackson, second from right, and Jackie Jackson, far right, brothers of the late musical artist Michael Jackson, and Tito's son Taj, far left, pose together for a portrait outside the Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles. Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Taj Jackson, gave the first family interviews Tuesday on “Leaving Neverland,” which features two Michael Jackson accusers and is set to air on HBO starting Sunday, March 3. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 27, 2019 - 1:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say they weren't entirely surprised to learn that a forthcoming HBO documentary would feature two of his accusers. "I thought...
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