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Stories with subject: Documentaries
  • New films scrutinize Brazil's World Cup legacy 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 2:58 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Two documentary films argue that hosting the 2014 World Cup was detrimental to Brazil.

  • Gov. Ricketts determined to address Whiteclay beer sales 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 6:36 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's determined to address the problems that plague the village of Whiteclay and is working with a Native American activist to seek solutions.

  • Film portrays costs of South Korean craze for top schools 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 4:03 am

    BUSAN, South Korea - A documentary film about the social and personal costs of South Koreans' craze for being admitted to the nation's top three universities depicts a system that is a far cry from President Barack Obama's praise of the Asian country as a model for U.S. educational reforms.

  • With drones in tow, Anderson debuts 'Junun' documentary story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:05 pm

    NEW YORK - Paul Thomas Anderson premiered his first documentary, "Junun," on Thursday at the New York Film Festival, unveiling a sonically rich portrait of Indian musicians recording an album with Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood.

  • London Film Festival focuses on women; protests at premiere 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 2:45 pm

    LONDON - The London Film Festival opened Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote - a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.

  • Documentary film planned on theme park pioneer from New York 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 7:05 am

    TROY, New York - An upstate New York businessman who was considered a pioneer in the amusement park industry is having his story told in a documentary film.

  • President Bush '41' visits his Massachusetts prep school 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:12 pm

    ANDOVER, Massachusetts - Students at Phillips Academy received a surprise visit from a distinguished alumnus - former President George H.W. Bush.

  • Moore's 'Where to Invade Next' acquired by new distributor 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:10 pm

    NEW YORK - Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next," has been acquired by a newly formed distributor.

  • Davis Guggenheim transformed by making 'Malala' documentary 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 2:31 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Davis Guggenheim has made movies about world leaders (Barack Obama, Al Gore) and rock stars (U2, Jimmy Page, Jack White), but it's his new film about a girl and her dad that affected him most.

  • Clarification: Film-The Walk story story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 10:04 pm

    NEW YORK - In a story Sept. 28, The Associated Press reported that the film "The Walk" will open in theaters nationwide Friday. The movie will open wide on Friday, Oct. 8. It will first open on IMAX screens Wednesday, Sept. 30.

  • Leith's mayor unworried film might influence upcoming trial 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 12:01 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - The mayor of Leith says he's not worried that a documentary of the town's struggle with a white supremacist might impact his November trial on a misdemeanor charge.

  • Public defenders try to block TV crew from filming at jail 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 4:52 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Public defenders are seeking to block a television crew from filming a prison documentary at the Sedgwick County jail.

  • A loving resurrection of the Twin Towers opens NY Film Fest 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 2:43 pm

    NEW YORK - In the months and years after Sept. 11, the World Trade Center was swept out of the movies. The Towers were removed from such films as "Zoolander" and "Serendipity" that were shot before the tragedy. Since then, the skyline where the Towers once formed the "H'' in the poster for Woody Allen's "Manhattan" has seldom been more than glimpsed on the big screen.

  • Documentary featuring Obama prison visit debuts in Oklahoma story has photos
    Updated: Sep-23-15 11:40 pm

    EL RENO, Oklahoma - Federal inmates at an Oklahoma prison said Wednesday they are hoping a documentary featuring President Barack Obama's July visit to the facility and in-depth interviews with six of the prisoners will influence policymakers to re-examine harsh sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.

  • Amy Winehouse documentary to be lesson for Thai delinquents story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 11:45 am

    BANGKOK - Social workers in Thailand think the tragic story of the late singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse can be a lesson to wayward youth, so they are treating about 100 of them to a movie about her.

  • New York Film Festival to host Albert Maysles tribute 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 5:54 pm

    NEW YORK - Lincoln Center will host a tribute to the late documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles during the upcoming New York Film Festival.

  • 'Room' wins Toronto Film Festival audience award story has photos
    Updated: Sep-20-15 3:59 pm

    NEW YORK - The top award of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday went to Lenny Abrahamson's "Room," an emotional tale of a captive mother and her five-year son.

  • 11th Camden International Film Festival is underway 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 4:05 am

    CAMDEN, Maine - The Camden International Film Festival's four-day celebration of documentary filmmaking is underway in mid-coast Maine.

  • Producer agrees to 30-day ban on Aretha Franklin film 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 1:45 pm

    DENVER - The producer of the Aretha Franklin documentary "Amazing Grace" has agreed not to show the film for the next month as he and the Queen of Soul try to resolve their dispute over the work.

  • 'Being Canadian' filmmaker Rob Cohen passes AP's Canuck test 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 10:17 am

    LOS ANGELES - In "Being Canadian," Los Angeles-based comedy writer and director Rob Cohen seeks to dispel, or at least poke fun at, some of the canards about being a Canuck. A native of Calgary, Cohen takes a cross-country road trip, tackles the assumption that all Canadians are "nice," examines their perennial inferiority complex toward the U.S., and unravels why for much of its history, the Canadian Football League had only eight names for its nine teams.