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HBO acquires World War II doc “The Cold Blue”

Source:  Deadline HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Erik Nelson’s "The Cold Blue" which tells the story of the Eighth Air Force that flew multiple deadly missions during World War II. "The Cold Blue," from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and...

Watch the haunting trailer for Robert Greene’s “Bisbee ’17”

Source:  Paste Documentary is eerily pertinent in light of today's immigration crisis. On July 17, 1917, 1,200 miners of mostly Eastern-European and Mexican descent were rounded up by a group of 2,000 armed and deputized citizens and forced out of the small town of...

“Hitler’s Hollywood” examines films produced in Nazi-era Germany

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Rudiger Suchsland's documentary, "Hitler's Hollywood," chronicling German cinema during the Nazi era has the perverse effect of making you want to watch many of the films under discussion. It's understandable considering the fascinating...

In “A German Life,” Goebbels’ secretary explains her actions

Source:  The New York Times “A German Life” is likely to be the last new movie of its kind: a documentary that presents contemporary testimony from someone who witnessed the inner workings of the Nazi high command. The movie is taken from 30 hours of interviews with...

Netflix orders big budget docuseries “The Last Czars”

Source:  Deadline Netflix has commissioned "The Last Czars," a big budget drama docuseries about the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia, from production company Nutopia. The six-part docuseries will follow the fall of the Russian Imperial Romanov family, headed by...

Meet Lynn Novick: The other director of “The Vietnam War”

Source:  The Washington Post There is a distinctive style to a Ken Burns documentary — the camera’s smooth movement over black-and-white photographs, an interview subject whose eyes seem to be gazing beyond the camera into the past, the lilt of a fiddle or the blare...