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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, Ava DuVernay speaks at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's

OWN's 'Cherish the Day' is a rare celebration of black love

Feb. 21, 2020 3:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay’s trenchant, history-driven projects, including “Selma” and “When They See Us,” from her new romantic drama series is to sell short the determined thoughtfulness that shapes all her work. OWN's...

In this Sept. 5, 1983, file photo, Guion Bluford, Jr., shuttle Challenger mission specialist, is shown in portrait on returning to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The documentary

'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights

Feb. 20, 2020 1:56 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black. Years later, McNair was selected to become only the second...

In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, Robert Durst sits in a courtroom in Los Angeles. Durst faces trial in the slaying of his best friend 20 years ago. Jury selection begins Wednesday, Jan.19, 2020, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Jurors promised trial of their lives in Durst murder case

Feb. 19, 2020 7:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge made a sales pitch of sorts Wednesday to a panel of would-be jurors facing the prospect of serving five months in the murder trial of Robert Durst: this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Where some judges appeal to a sense of public duty and explain how the...

This image released by Netflix shows Zach Ray at work at the Fuyao Glass America factory in Dayton, Ohio, in a scene from the Oscar-nominated documentary

Photo exhibit, Oscar-winning film explore Ohio manufacturing

Feb. 18, 2020 12:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Oscar-winning documentary about a glass factory and a photo exhibition about the closing of a General Motors plant are drawing attention to Ohio's manufacturing legacy and the state of the labor movement. The women behind the projects, filmmaker Julia Reichart and visual artist...

In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, Robert Durst sits in a courtroom in Los Angeles. Durst faces trial in the slaying of his best friend 20 years ago. Jury selection begins Wednesday, Jan.19, 2020, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Eccentric millionaire Durst faces trial in friend's killing

Feb. 17, 2020 2:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is almost no physical evidence connecting New York real estate heir Robert Durst to the slaying of his best friend in Los Angeles 20 years ago. What does link him to the killing of Susan Berman, though, is a cryptic note sent to police with her address and one word:...

New leader of indigenous museum is educator, tribe member

Feb. 15, 2020 1:48 PM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The new executive director of a museum dedicated to the indigenous people of Maine is a professional educator and member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor will be led by Christopher Newell, the museum's trustees announced this week. The museum documents...

US film crew chasing Poland Holocaust story may face charges

Feb. 14, 2020 10:38 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A team of U.S. award-winning documentary filmmakers pursuing a Holocaust-era story in western Poland could face charges of unauthorized excavation work, punishable by up to two years in prison, a Polish prosecutor said Friday. Seven filmmakers, mostly from Los Angeles, are researching...

Filmmaker who wouldn't sign Georgia's Israel oath sues state

Feb. 12, 2020 3:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A documentary filmmaker who refused to sign Georgia's required oath involving Israel is suing the state, saying the law is in violation of free speech rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. A Georgia law passed in 2016 requires some people to sign an oath pledging not to boycott Israel...

FILE - This Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, shows the entrance to SeaWorld, in Orlando, Fla.  SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020,  agreed to pay $65 million to settle a lawsuit in which the theme park company was accused of misleading investors over the impact the documentary “Blackfish” was having on its bottom line. SeaWorld did not admit to any wrongdoing under the terms of the settlement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. .(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

SeaWorld settles investors' lawsuit over orca documentary

Feb. 11, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday agreed to pay $65 million to settle a lawsuit in which the theme park company was accused of misleading investors over the impact the documentary “Blackfish” was having on its bottom line. SeaWorld did not admit to any wrongdoing...

Taika Waititi accepts the award for best adapted screenplay for

Final list of Academy Award winners

Feb. 10, 2020 6:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winners at the 92nd Academy Awards, which were held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre: Best picture: “Parasite" Best actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” Best actress: Renée Zellweger, “Judy” Best director: Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite” Best...