Documentaries

The documentary "A German Life"

Brunhilde Pomsel was the secretary to Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Yet, she refused to see his crimes. A new documentary about the banality of evil forces viewers to ask themselves what they would have done.

Germany

The four-and-a-half-hour Nazi documentary you can’t afford to miss

NEW YORK — Marcel Ophuls demands your time. Moreover, the 89-year-old documentary film director, born in Germany and holding French and American …

Holocaust

Heath Ledger’s Sisters Make Rare Public Appearance the Premiere of His Documentary

Heath Ledger‘s sisters came together Sunday to remember the late actor nine years after his death at the premiere of the documentary <i>I Am Heath …

Celebrity News

Rebecca Hall stuns in plunging A line frock at Tribeca Film Festival

British-American actress Rebecca Hall looked stunning as she walked the red carpet in her plunging Gabriela Hearst A-line frock during the premiere of her romantic comedy film Permission at Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan on Sunday, April 23.<p>The brunette beauty flaunted her incredible curves and …

Fashion

New Documentary Explores Mystery Behind Batman's Secret Co-Creator

If there’s one name that is synonymous with Batman, it’s Bob Kane. As the series’ original creator, he’s long been seen as the genius behind the Dark …

Comics

With 'Anxiety' film, La Jollan Susan Polis Schutz delivers another documentary on a difficult topic

Anxiety disorders are America’s most common psychiatric problem. But that’s not why La Jolla filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz made a new documentary …

San Diego

New documentary explores the enigmatic island of Maui

<b>Film News</b><p><b>Home to some of the world's most diverse and best waves, Maui also grooms a wide range of pros comfortable in a vast array of</b> …

Hawaii

Film fest honors Xinjiang documentary

A documentary focusing on the culture and social development of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has won the special recommendation award at the …

Xinjiang

Documentary on ace bodybuilder Manohar Aich is a delicate portrait rather than a straight-up biopic

Prateek Vats’s documentary is a rivetting portrait of the renowned muscleman in his twilight years.<p>Prateek Vats’s rivetting documentary <i>A Very Old Man</i> …

Innovation

Movie review: 'American Anarchist' shows confrontation with 'Cookbook' author William Powell

There are as many different ways into a troubling documentary film subject as there are subjective definitions of a fair shake.<p>The intriguing, …

Step to the Line: Mark Zuckerberg posts touching VR film on prisoners trying to change their lives

'One of the most powerful side effects of VR is empathy,' Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.<p>Mark Zuckerberg has highlighted a touching short VR film, …

Facebook

‘Obit’ Celebrates Life Through Those Who Write About Death

A fascinating new documentary shines a light on the New York Times obituary desk, and how its work reveals crucial truths about our society and culture.<p><i>Obit</i> opens with the sight of <i>The New York Times</i> obituary reporter Bruce Weber (who’s since retired) on the phone with a source, asking for key …

Journalism

Roger Stone Makes Surprise Tribeca Appearance, Says He Talks to Trump ‘From Time to Time’

The infamous political operative showed up to the world premiere of the documentary "Get Me Roger Stone" and spoke to the audience after the …

Roger Stone

Hillary Clinton surprised people at a film festival with a special appearance for a very good cause

Her time in public office may be over, but Hillary Clinton shows no signs of stopping her advocation for important global issues.<p>Tribeca Film …

Hillary Clinton

The Fass and the furious: the remarkable career of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Aged just 37, the German director and relentless provocateur died too soon, but he left behind a biting body of work for us remember him by<p>The 35th anniversary of the death of Rainer Werner Fassbinder this year was grimly presaged two weeks ago by the death of his longtime, long-suffering cameraman …

Film (UK)

Movie review: Swing dance changes lives in the upbeat documentary 'Alive and Kicking'

The documentary "Alive and Kicking" is a lively update on the state of swing dancing, which was neither alive nor kicking as an American art form 60 …

Entertainment

Kobe Bryant talks storytelling and his film ‘Dear Basketball’ at Tribeca Film Festival

Kobe Bryant’s retirement from basketball hasn't been much of a retirement. After ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers last year, the …

Kobe Bryant

Tribeca Review: ‘Copwatch’

Four amateur activists record public police behavior in order to prevent further killings by cops in this cursory, unenlightening doc.<p>The topic of …

Policing

28 Tips on Crowdfunding and Promoting Your Film via Social Media from DOC NYC’s Marketing Bootcamp

Continuing my coverage of DOC NYC’s Marketing Boot Camp (read part one here), this installment focuses on two information-packed presentations …

Social Media Marketing

What Does The Lacks Family Think Of 'The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks'? The Movie Portrays Their Heartbreaking Story

HBO's new film, <i>The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks</i>, is, in part, about how Henrietta Lacks was taken advantage of by big industries who made a …

'Shadowman': Film Review | Tribeca 2017

Oren Jacoby's documentary profiles the life and career of famed 1980s street artist Richard Hambleton.<p>Oren Jacoby’s documentary chronicles the life …

Entertainment

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest

NEW YORK (AP) — The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.<p>Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant …

Hollywood

Thousands sign petition to make Louis Theroux the next PM

<b>Louis Theroux has earned plaudits as one of our most recognisable documentary filmmakers of recent decades.</b><p>And there is a band of disillusioned …

Referendums

Apple snatches Tribeca Film Festival movie, sinking its teeth deeper into the media business

Studded with performances from Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow and Carly Simon, a premiere at last week's Tribeca Film Festival also featured a …

Tribeca Film Festival

Dennis Rodman Runs Amok In Colin Hanks’ ‘The Amazing Adventures Of Wally And The Worm’ – Tribeca Studio

After recounting the slow death of the Tower Records chain in <i>All Things Must Pass</i> and before his <i>Eagles of Death Rock: Nos Amis</i> airs on HBO, Colin …

Celebrity News

2017 USA Film Festival

The 47th Annual USA Film Festival will feature 28 separate events and screenings, with a variety of big name actors and filmmakers in attendance.<p>This …

Festivals

Movie Review: "Born in China" (2017)

<b>Movie</b>: "Born in China"<p><b>Director</b>: Chuan Lu <b><br>Rating</b>: G <b><br>Running Time</b>: 1 hour, 16 minutes<p>Image Source<p><i>A look at the births, deaths, rebirths, and family units</i> …

Movies

The real story of documentary queen Sheila Nevins

In the land of non-fiction film, one woman rules: the president of HBO Documentary Films, whose new collection of humorous essays, "You Don't Look …

Creative Writing

‘Genius’ Stars Geoffrey Rush & Johnny Flynn On Their Shared Task Of Humanizing Albert Einstein — Tribeca Studio

In film and television, it’s common to see characters at various ages and stages of their lives, portrayed by different actors—but, in the vein of …

Hollywood

The Orchard Buys Max Winkler's 'Flower' at Tribeca

The Orchard has made the first purchase of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, picking up Max Winkler’s dark teenage comedy “Flower,” TheWrap has …

Movies