Documentaries

7 true crime podcasts to listen to this summer

True crime continues to have its moment, with a whole slew of crime podcasts popping up to ride the wave started by <i>Serial</i>.Our collective interest in …

Crime

Grateful Dead Documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’ Will Make You a Deadhead

Filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev on his 14-year journey to create the definitive documentary about the Grateful Dead.<p>The first time a film crew set out to make a documentary about the Grateful Dead, it didn't end well.<p>The year was 1970 and Warner Brothers executive Joe Smith decided he needed a concert film …

Grateful Dead

The Vietnam War

Watch a Special Preview on Sunday, May 28 9:30/8:30c<p>Get an advance look at the film coming to PBS in September; featuring interviews with filmmakers, …

Vietnam War

Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest project will explore the Vietnam War

Hal Kushner, an Army doctor, had been a starving prisoner of war in Vietnam for weeks when he and his desperate comrades decided to catch and eat the …

Vietnam War

Kiki review – gay ballroom scene strictly life-affirming

An eye-opening documentary about New York’s underground LGBT ball culture<p>Sara Jordenö’s vivid documentary about New York’s underground ballroom scene glows with the heat of radical empathy. Jordenö casts her subjects – gay black and brown teens who find freedom in dance and drag – in warm reds and …

LGBTQ

Ken Burns shares what he learned making his latest documentary, "The Vietnam War"

• Trending Videos CBSN Live »<p>Face The Nation<p>Ken Burns previews his latest documentary, "The Vi...<p>Sunday Morning<p>From the archive: Gregg Allman<p>Sunday …

Face the Nation

The Keepers: A murdered nun, amateur detectives, and our fascination with true crime

In November of 1969, a young nun who taught at a prestigious Baltimore school went missing. Sister Cathy Cesnik, 29, was a great favourite of all the …

Crime

Rise of black business documentary premieres this week in Detroit

A documentary on the rise of black business in America by Detroit filmmaker Anthony Brogdon will premiere in Detroit this week before heading to New …

African-American News

Willem Dafoe Lends Voice to Documentary 'Mountain'

The film from 'Sherpa' director Jennifer Peedom "explores the troubled and triumphant history of our timeless fascination with mountains."<p>Willem …

Entertainment

Indian Documentaries: Fact Is Stronger Than Fiction

'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' is releasing this week: a film on the most famous 'son of India'. Unlike films on other sports personalities like Mary …

India

D-Day documentary narrated by Belichick to premiere in RI

A documentary about D-Day that was narrated by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is premiering in Rhode Island.<p>The Rhode Island-based World …

Bill Belichick

Trouble for Kejriwal documentary. CBFC wants mentions of Congress, BJP removed

A documentary on the rise of Arvind Kejriwal, from an activist to the chief minister of New Delhi, has landed in trouble with the Central Board of …

India

Cannes: Agnes Varda's 'Faces Places' Takes Golden Eye Documentary Prize

In her documentary, the legendary director travels across rural France with graffiti artist JR.<p>Agnes Varda and JR’s documentary film <i>Faces Places</i></i> …

Entertainment

'Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower' Review: Netflix Doc Examines Young Hong Kong Activist

Joshua Wong is undeniably impressive. A Hong Kong activist since the age of 14, Wong has been an unrelentingly democratic force inside an …

Celebrity News

Who killed Sister Cathy? That is — and isn’t — the story of Netflix’s latest true crime show

"The Keepers" is as riveting as a crime series gets. It also exposes pitfalls of the prestige true crime formula<p><b>Note: This story contains spoilers for the Netflix series “The Keepers.”</b><p>True crime fans cleared their schedules for a Netflix binge last weekend when the streaming service dropped the …

Crime

The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur Documentaries To Premiere On A&E Next Month

A&E Network has announced a new two-part documentary about hip hop legend Biggie Smalls, titled "Biggie: The Life of The Notorious B.I.G.." Set to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Filmmaker, PETA say Canadian doc played role in Wells Fargo's move to pull Iditarod sponsorship

A Canadian documentary has become a key weapon in a campaign against the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and the filmmaker says it helped persuade a major corporate sponsor to pull its support. The decision by Wells Fargo was made after the company viewed parts of Fern Levitt’s film <i>Sled Dogs</i>, …

Wells Fargo

James Cameron To Produce Vegan Documentary From ‘The Cove’ Director Louis Psihoyos

"The Game Changers" is a collaboration between Cameron, Psihoyos and MMA champion James "Lightning" Wilks.<p>James Cameron is executive producing a …

Movies

Jewel In The Lotus - Documentary Film

<b>RELEASED:</b> September 1st 1987 <b><br>LABEL:</b> Badiyan Distribution <b><br>DVDS:</b> 1 <b><br>TOTAL LENGTH:</b> 00:27:00 <b><br>FORMAT:</b> DVD <b><br>CATEGORIES:</b> Video <b><br>GENRE:</b> Documentary, Baha'i …

Baha'i

Netflix doc ‘Laerte-se’ unpacks the pain and bliss of transitioning

In the Netflix documentary <i>Laert-se</i>, comic strips depict the inner workings of a Brazilian cartoonist as she comes to terms with her gender identity. …

Filmmaker son of longtime Vogue Italia editor focuses his lens on her provocative work, life

Many filmmakers roam far afield to find a ripe topic for their next creative endeavor, but Francesco Carrozzini simply turned to his mother, who happened to be one of the most provocative and inspiring women in the international fashion industry — yet one he barely knew. Franca Sozzani was the …

Fashion

[Watch] Eugene Jarecki On American Dream & Rise Of Trump In ‘Promised Land’: Cannes

When it comes to making a documentary about a road trip, it helps to already be on one.<p>That’s what happened to Sundance Film Festival award-winning …

‘Joshua: Teenager Vs. Superpower’: Netflix’s Latest Documentary Is A Beacon Of Optimism In The Face Of Adversity

The plot to the absorbing new documentary <i>Joshua: Teenager Vs. Superpower</i> sounds as if it originated from the mind of a Hollywood screenwriter. In the …

Streaming

‘Long Strange Trip’, ‘Berlin Syndrome’ Bow In Specialty Box Office

Ahead of a Memorial Day weekend likely to be dominated by the latest <i>Pirates Of the Caribbean</i>, there are a limited number of Specialties rolling out …

“Buena Vista Social Club: Adios” is an imperfect elegy to a vanishing musical art form

<b>Two stars. Rated PG. 110 minutes.</b><br>Dragan Tasic, Broad Green PicturesOmara Portuondo, Gilberto ‘Papi’ Oviedo and Papi Oviedo in “Buena Vista Social …

Denver

Oscilloscope Lights Fuse On Fireforks Documentary ‘Brimstone & Glory’ — Cannes

Oscilloscope Laboratories has made a safe and sane pickup at Cannes, lighting up North American rights to the fireworks documentary <i>Brimstone & Glory</i>. …

Chamber of Commerce

Anvil stays true to heavy metal

Not too long ago, Canadian metal legends Anvil may have seemed like a band out of time.<p>The group's official website, for example, is a fan-run page …

Music

Spoof Nature Documentary Shows Donald Trump 'In The Wild' At NATO Summit

"Fearful of seeming inferior, he claws his way to the front of the pack and engages a pair of females."<p>President Donald Trump’s attendance at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday has been given the nature documentary treatment.<p>“Funny or Die” transformed footage of Trump interacting with other …

Donald Trump

‘The Keepers’ Is the Best True-Crime Docuseries Yet

The Netflix docuseries should be a model for others — it avoids the mistakes that "Serial," "Making A Murderer," and "The Jinx" made<p>One of the most …

Serial (Podcast)

13 documentaries to dive into this summer — on Netflix, PBS, or at the cinema

A Baltimore step team. Dr. Dre. A woman wrestler. Freedom of the press. This summer’s docs aim to entertain — and educate.<p>If you’re looking for deep …

Black Lives Matter