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  • Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film

    Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film
    Rory Kennedy thought she already knew something of the Vietnam War, of its tragedy and lingering scars on America and the Vietnamese. When she was approached about making a documentary on the final hours of U.S. involvement there, the director wondered...
  • Academy Unveils 2014 Governors Awards Recipients

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki, and Maureen O'Hara will receive Governors Awards at the Academy's sixth annual ceremony, Nov. 8 at Hollywood & Highland. Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt...
  • 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. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Producer Danny Bramson To Head Jury Of Italy's Biografilm Fest

    ROME - U.S. music and movies producer Danny Bramson will head the jury of Italy's Biografilm Festival, the unique event billed as a cinematic celebration of human lives which will open with Bramson-produced Jimi Hendrix Biopic "All Is by My Side,"...
  • '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...
  • Norton Museum looks back at Bob Dylan

    Norton Museum looks back at Bob Dylan
    “It will be a good joke on us all if, in fifty years or so, Dylan is regarded as a significant figure in English poetry. Not Mr. Thomas, the late Welsh bard, but Bob, the guitar-picking American balladeer. One step toward the latter's canonization...
  • 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...
  • Review: HBO's 'Six by Sondheim' is a stylish salute to a Broadway legend

     Review: HBO's 'Six by Sondheim' is a stylish salute to a Broadway legend
    Ever since Stephen Sondheim reached the four-score mark three years ago, the spotlight has shifted from his work to the legend himself. There have been birthday galas, musical tributes, interviews galore and books in which the master reveals the secrets...
  • Interactive video for Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' premieres

    Interactive video for Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' premieres
    Well, it took only 48 years, but Bob Dylan and his camp have finally come up with an official music video for “Like A Rolling Stone.” His breakthrough was a 1965 hit that gave him his first Top 10 single while shattering the rules for what was...
  • DVD Review: The Coens and company take a look inside 'Inside'

    DVD Review: The Coens and company take a look inside 'Inside'
    Joel and Ethan Coen's fictionalized look at the New York folk music scene immediately before the emergence of Bob Dylan is, like most of their films, cleverly written and perfectly cast. The only extra in this new release is a 42-minute making-of...