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Halyna Hutchins remembered as gifted cinematographer

Oct. 22, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin, traveled far during her 42 years. She grew up on a remote Soviet military base and worked on documentary films in Eastern Europe before studying film in Los Angeles and embarking on a promising...

In 'Becoming Cousteau,' diving into the depths of Jacques

Oct. 21, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Who was Jacques-Yves Cousteau, exactly? He was an oceanographer and explorer but held no scientific degree. He was an environmentalist whose voyages were nevertheless sometimes funded by oil companies seeking drilling sites. He was a filmmaker who made...

New documentary examines life of Alabama native Helen Keller

Oct. 16, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new documentary will examine the life of one of the most famous Alabamians of all time, author and social advocate Helen Keller. Alabama Public Television says “American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller” will premiere nationwide Tuesday. The...

Todd Haynes: Finding the frequency of the Velvet Underground

Oct. 14, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

The most often-repeated thing said about the Velvet Underground is Brian Eno’s quip that the band didn’t sell many records, but everyone who bought one started a band. You won’t hear that line in Todd Haynes’ documentary “The Velvet Underground,” nor will...

Review: An idiosyncratic tribute for an idiosyncratic band

Oct. 13, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

As a young man starting college, director Todd Haynes fell immediately for the Velvet Underground — the band which, musician Brian Eno famously said, didn’t sell many records, but everyone who bought one went and started a band. It sounds like the storyline of a great...

Hollywood makeover breathes new life into Welsh soccer club

Oct. 10, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

WREXHAM, Wales (AP) — It has been described as a “crash course in football club ownership” and the two Hollywood stars who bought a beleaguered team in English soccer's fifth tier with the lofty aim of transforming it into a global force are certainly learning on the job. ...

Doc tells story of La. man convicted by non-unanimous jury

Oct. 09, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — For more than 120 years, Louisiana has been an outlier among states allowing people to be convicted of serious offenses without the unanimous consent of a jury. Brandon Jackson, 49, from Shreveport, is one of those people. Now, a new collaboration...

Documentary reviews Confederate flag fight in Orangeburg

Oct. 08, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Public Television stations are showing a documentary on Sunday about how a Confederate flag flying outside an ice cream shop ruined a businessman's dream. “Meltdown in Dixie” airs at 6 p.m. Sunday. It...

In 'The Rescue' a perilous underwater mission in focus

Oct. 07, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Stanton, the elite British cave diver who helped lead the mission to save 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand in 2018, isn’t much for movies. Stanton will without hesitation plunge into the murkiest of waters but he rarely sets foot...

Review: Thai cave incident explored in riveting ‘The Rescue’

Oct. 06, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

The outcome is right there in the title. And yet the new documentary “ The Rescue,” about the harrowing 18-day ordeal in which 12 young soccer players and their coach were saved from a flooded cave in Thailand, is still a stressful, suspenseful experience. It’s other things, too —...