Springsteen, Scorsese talk Catholicism, films and creativity

Entertainment 05/05/19, 23:04

With a friendship going back to a fateful meeting at The Roxy in 1975, Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese shared the stage in Los Angeles Sunday night for a wide-ranging conversation about everything from their Catholic upbringings and maturing faith to Flannery O'Connor, concert documentaries and the role of an ...

Ken Burns Prize for Film to honor documentaries

Entertainment 03/05/19, 10:02

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 documentary uses original research and compelling narrative ...

Threat of lawsuits can stymie, but also help documentarians

Entertainment 01/30/19, 11:53

Denials and denunciations. Lawsuits and legal threats. Attacks and pushback. What's a documentarian to do?While the medium is having a powerful cultural moment, documentaries' paths to the screen can be perilous when they make damning claims about high-profile subjects, like the recent Lifetime television series on R. Kelly or an ...

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

Entertainment 01/21/19, 10:06

For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival.The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different. The slate boasts a wide array ...

‘RBG,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ get directors guild noms

Entertainment 01/07/19, 14:39

Popular documentaries about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Fred Rogers have each snagged another key nomination from the Directors Guild of America.The DGA announced its five documentary selections Monday including "RBG," ''Won't You Be My Neighbor?" as well as the climbing documentary "Free Solo," ''Three Identical Strangers," about ...

In a record year, the movie theater strikes back

Entertainment 12/20/18, 15:58

Reports of the movie theater's death may have been greatly exaggerated.This weekend, ticket sales will reach a new record for the year, passing the previous 2016 high of $11.4 billion. With a week and a half of moviegoing left, the U.S. and Canadian box office is expected to end up ...

Sundance Film Festival unveils 2019 feature film slate

Entertainment 11/28/18, 16:03

Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein, Zac Efron takes on Ted Bundy, Awkwafina dives into a dramatic role, and Harvey Weinstein gets a documentary spotlight in films that will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January.The Sundance Institute revealed on Wednesday 111 feature films, culled from 4,018 submissions, ...

New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

World 10/18/18, 09:23

A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds.The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under ...

‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

Entertainment 09/23/18, 12:09

The gothic family fantasy "A House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office.Audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9," than his George W. Bush-themed one.According to studio estimates ...

The LA Film Festival gets a fresh fall start

Entertainment 09/19/18, 14:34

The LA Film Festival may be in its 24th year, but the local independent film showcase is stepping up with a new fall date, starry premieres featuring the likes of Tiffany Haddish and Henry Cavill and a re-energized commitment to spotlighting documentaries and diverse filmmakers.The festival kicks off Thursday with ...

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