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McMorris in search of one more win: Olympic snowboard gold

Jan. 21, 2022 15:39 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Mark McMorris points to the top of his leg. “I have a femur rod here,” he says. Then, to the top of his arm. “A big plate in my humerus.” And at his face. “Plates put into my jaw but I had one of them removed.” McMorris...

Eva Longoria Bastón's doc looks at Chávez, De La Hoya fight

Jan. 21, 2022 09:59 AM EST

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya wanted to make a documentary about his 1996 fight against Julio César Chávez. It was coming up on 25 years since the “Ultimate Glory” showdown and he figured the time was right to look back. So he asked Eva Longoria Bastón, his friend of 20 years, if she’d be...

The Sundance Film Festival is back and online once more

Jan. 19, 2022 15:16 PM EST

The lights may be dim at the Eccles Theater and Park City's Main Street will have fewer cinephiles packing the snowy sidewalks when the Sundance Film Festival begins its 44th edition Thursday night. But if 2021 proved anything, it's that the world's premier independent film festival is more than...

New this week: Mellencamp, Hilary Duff and 'Fraggle Rock'

Jan. 18, 2022 08:24 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi latest masterpiece, “A Hero,” comes to Amazon Prime Video on...

Virginia college senior releases doc on human trafficking

Jan. 16, 2022 09:04 AM EST

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Kaitlyn Savage wants to bring awareness to what she believes is a major problem in the United States and around the world — human trafficking. According to the Organization for World Peace, while statistics vary, by some estimates there are up to 300,000...

Review: ‘Who We Are’ offers a searing view of racism in US

Jan. 15, 2022 10:44 AM EST

“If you’ve ever owned a slave, please raise your hand,” Jeffery Robinson asks a live audience at the beginning of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” a searing documentary based on a lecture he’s spent a decade perfecting. Obviously, nobody in the auditorium...

$5M gift made to Hampshire College in honor of Ken Burns

Jan. 05, 2022 13:31 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Hampshire College has received an anonymous $5 million gift in honor of one of its most famous alumni, award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, that will help the Massachusetts school continue its academic transformation. It's the second $5 million gift...

South Dakota film to feature Native American elders' voices

Jan. 01, 2022 01:23 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Urla Marcus has hoped for a long time to preserve the voices of area elders in a carefully crafted, artistic format. Now Marcus, director of the Center for American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University, will help to shape a documentary to do just that. ...

Documentary to focus on civil rights in Grand Rapids

Dec. 30, 2021 10:58 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A company in western Michigan is producing a documentary that will focus on the struggle for civil rights in Grand Rapids. The documentary is based on the book “A City Within a City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan” and is in the...

New this week: 'Lost Daughter,' NYE in Nashville, Boba Fett

Dec. 27, 2021 10:15 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directing debut, “The Lost Daughter,” scintillatingly adapts the...