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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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February 25, 2019 - 9:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards, delighting those who see the film as a feel-good throwback but disappointing others who ridicule it as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy." In a year when Hollywood...
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February 25, 2019 - 12:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Rami Malek may have had a brief fall from the heights of his best-actor Oscar victory for "Bohemian Rhapsody" but he recovered in time...
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February 24, 2019 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Free Solo" climbed to the top of the Oscars, winning best documentary feature. The film about rock climber Alex Honnold's quest to achieve a free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017 was honored on Sunday night. Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi were challenged...
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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)
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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