Films in contention run the gamut from “Afternoon of a Faun” to “A World Not Ours”
- By Steve Pond on October 29, 2014 @ 8:54 am
“CitizenFour” and “Finding Vivian Maier” are joined by “Point and Shoot,” “The Salt of the Earth” and “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” in top doc...
- By Steve Pond on October 22, 2014 @ 3:17 pm
“CitizenFour’s” Laura Poitras tells TheWrap that the answer to snooping is encryption, not legislation
Three of the shortlisted films, including Lucy Walker’s “The Lion’s Mouth Opens,” deal with terminal diseases
- By Steve Pond on October 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am
Amy Berg’s film will join 150 others, including works from Laura Poitras, Steve James, Wim Wenders and Rory Kennedy
- By Tim Molloy on July 28, 2014 @ 6:28 am
Rangers face industry, poaching, corruption and war
- By Steve Pond on March 27, 2013 @ 6:19 pm
A year after revamping the feature-documentary rules to bring in more voters, the Academy's Documentary Branch changes more rules and plans for a larger branch
- By Steve Pond on February 26, 2013 @ 6:34 pm
The new schedule confused things, the Best Director nominations shocked people, and the movie that was in trouble in January came roaring back in February
- By Chris Willman on February 14, 2013 @ 5:14 pm
At TheWrap screening series, the producer of "The Invisible War" explains how the film is shedding light on the epidemic of sexual assault in the...
- By Chris Willman on February 7, 2013 @ 1:41 pm
At the finale of TheWrap's awards screening series, the "Plague" filmmaker told of whittling through hundreds of hours of ACT UP footage to preserve a...
- By Lew Harris on January 26, 2013 @ 8:05 pm
Directed by first-time feature filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling, the film won the U.S. Documentary Directing Award
- By Steve Pond on January 9, 2013 @ 7:51 pm
Low-budget film about Israeli-Palestinian conflict wins big prize at New York awards show for nonfiction filmmaking; "Detropia," "The Imposter" and "Bully" also honored
- By Steve Pond on November 19, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
"Hoop Dreams" director Steve James' movie about sports-related brain injuries competes for an Oscar as the National Football League comes under increasing fire on the...
- By Steve Pond on November 2, 2012 @ 5:09 pm
Rock doc "Searching for Sugar Man" and mistaken-identity tale "The Imposter" lead all films with five nominations for Cinema Eye Honors
- By Steve Pond on October 14, 2012 @ 6:41 pm
After years of tweaking and changing the Oscar documentary rules, Michael Moore says he's going to propose ending the special treatment
- By Steve Pond on October 13, 2012 @ 2:03 pm
Brad Pitt makes a surprise appearance at a screening of the documentary "The House I Live In" and slams U.S. drug policy
- By Steve Pond on October 11, 2012 @ 9:37 am
Half of the films on the Oscar short-doc shortlist come from directors who've previously won or been nominated for Academy Awards
- By Steve Pond on September 28, 2012 @ 9:47 am
An engaging documentary about an American basketball player in Iran, "The Iran Job" finds a new way to explore cultural differences and explode stereotypes
- By Steve Pond on September 24, 2012 @ 6:20 pm
A change in the Oscar documentary process could help unconventional films like "Samsara" and "Searching for Sugar Man" — but maybe not "2016 Obama's America"
- By Chris Willman on September 4, 2012 @ 11:23 am
Affleck's "Argo" remained the festival's most popular triumph, but by Labor Day's end, newbie documentarian Sarah Polley had claimed the late-buzz trophy
- By Chris Willman on September 3, 2012 @ 11:39 am
Telluride tributee Cotillard brought the Cannes entry "Rust & Bone" to America, while Ken Burns and Errol Morris gave the fest some documentary star power
- By Brent Lang on August 28, 2012 @ 3:20 am
Women represented 39 percent of documentary directors at film festivals, but only 18 percent of the directors of narrative features
- By Steve Pond on August 17, 2012 @ 2:54 pm
Second week of L.A. DocuWeeks program includes three documentaries that re-enact events, including 9/11 and a concentration-camp concert
- By Steve Pond on August 10, 2012 @ 9:27 am
Oscar-qualifying showcase DocuWeeks, which could have been lost to new Academy rules, launches with a screening of Rory Kennedy's HBO documentary "Ethel"
- By Steve Pond on July 31, 2012 @ 9:09 am
Additions to Toronto Film Festival lineup also include projects from Martin McDonagh, Julien Temple and Rob Zombie, plus revivals of Hitchcock and Pixar
- By Steve Pond on July 27, 2012 @ 5:39 pm
"You've Been Trumped" says Donald Trump ran roughshod over Scottish environment to build a golf course; IMDb users say the movie is better than "Lawrence...
- By Steve Pond on July 27, 2012 @ 2:37 pm
Alison Klayman, the first-time director of the documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," wants her film to be seen in China by any means necessary
Writers Guild of America East reaches first-ever agreements for writer-producers at reality and documentary producers Lion Television and Octomen Productions in New York