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The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork

Source:  Bloomberg In less than one year, WeWork went from having a $47 billion valuation and being the darling of the venture capital world to needing an $8 billion infusion to avoid running out of money. "The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork" is the story of Adam...

“Apollo 11” wins big at Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter "Apollo 11" was named best documentary at the fourth annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards on Sunday night. The ceremony took place at BRIC in Brooklyn. Overall, "Apollo 11" was the night's biggest winner.   Along with best...

“Love Child” is one of the most absorbing documentaries of the year

Source:  IndieWire Sahand and Leila weren’t asking for much when they fled their native Iran in 2012. As Leila explains during one of many interviews during Eva Mulvad’s aching and intimate documentary “Love Child,” the couple wasn’t looking for a good life elsewhere;...

Zeitgeist Films, Kino Lorber acquire “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes”

Source:  Realscreen Zeitgeist Films, in association with Kino Lorber, has acquired Allison Reid’s documentary, "The Woman Who Loves Giraffes." The film tells the story of Anne Innis Dagg, who in 1956 at the age 23, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to...

I was the fastest girl in America until I joined Nike

Source:  The New York Times Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.”  Then her body started breaking down. At 17, Mary Cain was already a record-breaking phenomenon: the fastest girl in a generation, and the youngest...

Meth is making a comeback

Source:  VICE While the war on opioids rages on in America, meth is making a comeback. Legislation around the war on drugs has shifted dramatically in the decade since Congress first went after methamphetamine, with states like California passing laws that let people...

“Love Child” is one of the most absorbing documentaries of the year

Source:  IndieWire Sahand and Leila weren’t asking for much when they fled their native Iran in 2012. As Leila explains during one of many interviews during Eva Mulvad’s aching and intimate documentary “Love Child,” the couple wasn’t looking for a good life elsewhere;...

Meet the artists in the most militarized region in the world

Source:  The Atlantic “It is a paradise that has been set ablaze.” That is how Masood Hussain, a renowned Kashmiri artist, describes his homeland.  The transmogrification is reflected in his paintings. While Hussain once painted the idyllic rural landscapes of his...

FRONTLINE presents “Fire in Paradise”

Source:  FRONTLINE Multiple blazes are currently raging across California — and 10 of the 20 most destructive blazes in the state’s history have happened in the last four years. New FRONTLINE documentary "Fire in Paradise" goes inside the deadliest and most...

Now Streaming on FRONTLINE: “Flint’s Deadly Water”

Source:  FRONTLINE "Flint’s Deadly Water" is the result of two years of on-the-ground reporting from a team of FRONTLINE journalists — all of them Michigan natives — who set out to determine the true toll of the Flint water crisis. As it turns out, it's likely far...

HBO orders two more seasons of Axios news series

Source:  ABC News HBO has ordered two new seasons of its Sunday night news series "Axios on HBO" which has produced newsmaking interviews with presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and business leaders Elon Musk and Tim Cook. The announcement means 12 new episodes...

Austin Davis has only eaten mac and cheese for the past 17 years

Source:  VICE For most people, eating nothing but mac and cheese seems like a childhood fantasy.  But for 20-year-old Austin Davis, who has been eating nothing but mac and cheese for the past 17 years, it’s not a fantasy -- it’s his reality and has become his...

“Say Amen, Somebody” sings the praises of gospel music

Source:  Los Angeles Times What has been a very good year for gospel music on film is about to get better.  First came the release of “Amazing Grace,” the record of a legendary 1972 Aretha Franklin gospel performance in Los Angeles, and now comes the re-release of the...

A new documentary exposes the dark truth of a west Texas massacre

Source:  Texas Monthly Tensions along the border ran high in the final years of the Mexican Revolution.  Violence spilled across from northern Mexico into the Texas frontier, where recent Anglo settlers clashed with Mexican-Americans who had lived there for...

HBO produces short documentary to help kids understand 9/11

Source:  AP For students from elementary to high school, the Sept. 11 terrorist attack isn’t a memory.  It’s history.  A new HBO documentary that premieres on the event’s 18th anniversary treats it that way. The necessity of her project, “What Happened on September...

I was the fastest girl in America until I joined Nike

Source:  The New York Times Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.”  Then her body started breaking down. At 17, Mary Cain was already a record-breaking phenomenon: the fastest girl in a generation, and the youngest...

NBC Sports acquires “The Russian Five”

Source:  Deadline NBC Sports has acquired "The Russian Five," a documentary about the first five Russians to play together in the NHL. The film tells the story of how Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Vladimir Konstatinov, Slava Kozlov, and Igor Larionov defected from...

1091 Media and REI team up for “Return to Mount Kennedy”

Source:  Deadline 1091 Media is teaming with outdoor retailer REI to release "Return to Mount Kennedy," a documentary helmed by Eric Becker that combines elements of history, politics, mountaineering and even some grunge, with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder providing...

“Blink of an Eye” tells a NASCAR tale of triumph and tragedy

Source:  Los Angeles Times What should have been the ultimate Cinderella story — Michael Waltrip’s 2001 Daytona 500 victory snapping a 462-race losing streak — proved to be tragically bittersweet when his friend and team owner Dale Earnhardt Sr. fatally crashed...

This real-life invisibility cloak was designed for military use

Source:  Futurism Canada’s Hyperstealth Biotechnology already manufactures camouflage military uniforms for countries around the world. Now the company has patented a new Quantum Stealth material that disguises a military's soldiers — and even its tanks, aircraft, and...

Can Dungeons and Dragons help fight screen addiction?

Source:  Retro Report on PBS These days parents are worried about their kids' addiction to Fortnite and other video games. A generation ago, Dungeons and Dragons was the game that seemed like a menace.  But in a surprising twist, its role-playing strategies are now...

“Sing Me A Song” reveals the impact of the internet in Bhutan

Source:  Deadline Online dating has been a staple in Western culture since the inception of Match.com, but in a monastery deep in the mountains of Bhutan, the internet is being introduced for the first time. In the Thomas Balmes-directed documentary "Sing Me A Song,"...

Zeitgeist Films, Kino Lorber acquire “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes”

Source:  Realscreen Zeitgeist Films, in association with Kino Lorber, has acquired Allison Reid’s documentary, "The Woman Who Loves Giraffes." The film tells the story of Anne Innis Dagg, who in 1956 at the age 23, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to...

The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork

Source:  Bloomberg In less than one year, WeWork went from having a $47 billion valuation and being the darling of the venture capital world to needing an $8 billion infusion to avoid running out of money. "The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork" is the story of Adam...

The Rise of Chick-fil-A: Chicken Sandwiches and Culture Wars

Source:  CNBC Chick-fil-A is now the third largest restaurant chain by total sales in the U.S. after overtaking KFC, Wendy’s, and Burger King. Its ascent has occurred so rapidly that other fast-food brands are taking note of its unique business model. Popeyes recently...

Architect Mario Botta is having a major moment

Source:  Architectural Digest Architect Mario Botta’s work can be found around the world, from San Francisco to Switzerland.  Now the Swiss architect’s work can be seen on the big screen in the new documentary "Mario Botta: The Space Beyond," which will be screened...

Oprah’s Book Club is coming to Apple TV+

Source:  TechCrunch Apple and Oprah Winfrey will be working together to bring Oprah’s Book Club to the Apple TV+ streaming service. In the new series, the talk show host and producer will interview the authors of her book club picks, starting with Ta-Nehisi Coates,...

“Apollo 11” wins big at Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter "Apollo 11" was named best documentary at the fourth annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards on Sunday night. The ceremony took place at BRIC in Brooklyn. Overall, "Apollo 11" was the night's biggest winner.   Along with best...