Latest Documentaries News

Filmmaker revisits case that challenged her and her 2 moms

Sep. 24, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ry Russo-Young knew she had a story worth hearing, but it was one she was struggling to tell. As a youngster, Russo-Young was at the heart of a legal fight that drew headlines in 1990s America: The two mothers who raised her in New York, including one...

Camden Film Festival celebrates documentaries

Sep. 19, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The Camden Film Festival, which celebrates documentaries, is wrapping up this weekend on Maine's Midcoast. The festival opened with “Becoming Cousteau,” from two-time Oscar nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, about the undersea explorer who tried...

Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'

Sep. 18, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law ended when a Los Angeles County jury convicted him in the murder of his best friend more than 20 years ago. The 78-year-old New York real estate heir, who was long suspected but never...

NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

Sep. 17, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago, a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying that was linked to his wife’s 1982...

'Hard Knocks' to showcase Colts for first in-season episodes

Sep. 16, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

The “Hard Knocks” franchise will have regular-season episodes for the first time when “Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts” debuts on Nov. 17 on HBO. NFL Films announced the series during halftime of Thursday night’s game between the New York Giants...

Jessica Chastain redeems a televangelist in 'Tammy Faye'

Sep. 15, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect — the hours of television footage, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary. But...

Alanis Morissette blasts documentary 'Jagged' as 'salacious'

Sep. 14, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just hours before the HBO documentary “Jagged” was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Alanis Morissette criticized the film about her life as “reductive” and “salacious.” Morissette participated in the film,...

Dionne Warwick, star of a new documentary, keeps smiling

Sep. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

The first standing ovation Dionne Warwick ever received was as a 6-year-old, when her reverend grandfather brought her up to the pulpit of the St. Luke’s AME Church in Newark, New Jersey, where she sang “Jesus Loves Me” for a rapt congregation. Warwick's most...

Oklahoma board urges governor to commute death sentence

Sep. 13, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board on Monday recommended the governor commute the death sentence of Julius Jones, who has maintained his innocence in a 1999 killing that has garnered national attention. The five-member board...

'RBG' filmmakers find a rich vein: Feminist love stories

Sep. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

The label “date movie” hasn't traditionally been applied much to documentaries but filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen have twice now made non-fiction films of trailblazing female icons that also happen to be portraits of loving, supportive marriages. In “RBG,”...