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  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90.
  • Elaine Stritch Remembered: Her Brittle Surface Masked a Fragile Heart

    The billowy white blouse. The black stockings. The oversize sunglasses. The hat. And that famous croak of a voice. When people say there was no one like Elaine Stritch -- and everyone does, in the industry and along the aisles -- it's not a hyberbolic...

    Review: 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' shows the actress feisty, fragile

    Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me." But what makes this documentary on the celebrated actress and singer especially involving is...

    'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney Wins AFI's Guggenheim Honor

    The American Film Institute has selected documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie") as its AFI Docs Charles Guggenheim honoree. The honor will be presented June 20 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and include a presentation of...

    Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Seeks Balance Between Filmmakers

    Funding a documentary is no small feat. Credit card debt, favors and missing paychecks for months (maybe years) are all variables in the equation. Bridge loans and crowd-funding are both popular financing methods, but the most prestigious support comes in...