Albert Maysles has spent much of his life behind a camera catching intimate glimpses of the lives of others: politicians, rock stars, heavyweight champions, travelling salesmen, eccentric society mavens and everyday people.
Called the "premier showcase for documentary films" by the Hollywood Reporter, the American Film Institute SILVERDOCS festival brings a full slate of documentary films and the International Documentary Conference to Silver Spring, Md.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case Tuesday centering on whether a documentary on Hillary Clinton should be classified as a political ad, making it subject to campaign finance laws. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle describes the case…
Across the country, resurgent interest in things handmade is redefining craft-making for the 21st century. Quilts are cutting-edge outlets for self-expression, and samplers carry messages of anti-consumerism, environmentalism and feminism.
For documentary filmmakers, the reward of an Oscar nomination is twofold: It raises awareness around the film's subjects or issues and generates interest in a genre that ticket buyers don't generally flock to.
Herbert Gettridge struggled for years to rebuild his New Orleans home in the lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. In an interview, producer June Cross describes how she documented Gettridge's story in "The Old Man and the Storm" which airs…
Following a reprise of the documentary "Eyes on the Prize" that chronicled the civil rights movement in America, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, who was part of the movement and the narrator of the series, discusses the series' significance after 20…
After much pressure, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns agreed to add stories about Hispanics' role in World War II to his documentary, "The War." A Latino history professor and a film festival CEO give their views.
Judy Woodruff and the Generation Next team criss-crossed the country last summer to gauge and document the views of 16-25 year olds. NewsHour presents excerpts from the documentary.
Filmmaker CC Goldwater, tells the story of her late grandfather Barry Goldwater, the Arizona senator and one-time candidate for president through a documentary to air on HBO.
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