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Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021
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," the 2018 Oscar-nominated...
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021
Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West first came across the name Pauli Murray while working on their Oscar-nominated documentary "RBG." Ruth Bader Ginsburg had written "Pauli Murray" on the front cover of her first women's rights brief before the Supreme Court to give credit for the idea she'd be...
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020
Indirectly, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired CNN Films' new documentary on the life of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.
The unexpected commercial success of the "RBG" film in theaters two years ago had CNN looking for another contemporary leader whose life...
Sunday, Sep. 15, 2019
Free Solo, which won the Best Feature Documentary Oscar earlier this year, has now made its mark on the television front, topping the first night of the 71st Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday (9/14) in Los Angeles with seven wins.
The wife and husband team of...
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019
The Television Academy has revealed the recipients of its 12th Television Academy Honors, recognizing seven exceptional programs that have harnessed the power of television to inspire social change.
The honorees include two documentary specials, two documentary series, two drama series...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
For director Rudy Valdez, the impact that his directing The Sentence has had on him only became fully evident long after the project was wrapped and hit the festival circuit. In some respects he didn’t have the luxury of being impacted during the nearly 10 years he chronicled the...
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) unveiled its 2019 Documentary Motion Pictures nominees that will advance in the final voting process for the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards.
The films nominated for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures are listed below...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
One hundred sixty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards®.
The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
- Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow
- Active Measures ...
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018
Escapism is usually the domain of big-budget spectacles, but a pair of blockbuster documentaries has caught on at the summer box office partly because they're a respite from today's headlines.
The Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...
Wednesday, May. 2, 2018
Is RBG getting enough kale?
That was the question — only partly in jest — that circulated back in early 2017 when President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The idea — for liberals, anyway — was that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had better stay healthy, or the court's...