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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...

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...

“Lifeline: Clyfford Still” will make its world premiere at DOC NYC

Source:  Bloomberg Clyfford Still was not an easy man. He called the paintings of fellow abstract expressionist Barnett Newman “pathetic” and referred to influential art critic Clement Greenberg as “a small and lecherous man.”  He destroyed one of his own canvases by...

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...

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...

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...