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The Atlantic Selects: “Mothers and Meth”

Source:  The Atlantic In the United States, methamphetamine is making a comeback. Following the legalization of medical marijuana in California, Mexican cartels pivoted to the production of pure liquid meth, which is brought across the border and crystallized in...

Victor Kossakovsky’s “Aquarela” captures the raw power of water

Source:  Variety In titling “Aquarela,” his latest grandiose, sense-pummelling documentary ride, one has to wonder if iconoclastic Russian director Victor Kossakovsky was the tiniest bit annoyed that a certain awards juggernaut from last year’s Venice Film Festival...

13 great rockumentaries every music (and movie) fan should see

Source:  Mental Floss What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (1964) - A singular piece of filmmaking where nonfiction talent met transcendent musical genius on the threshold of gargantuan stardom, this is the best Beatles documentary ever produced. Directed by...

In Sicily, a plague of cancer overwhelms an oil refinery town

Source:  Yale Environment 360 The winner of the 2018 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest, “Venerable Augusta,” examines how the people of Augusta, Sicily, led by the town’s priest, are fighting back against a cancer epidemic linked to a massive petrochemical complex....

How documentaries became the hottest genre of the summer

Source:  TIME Ah, summer! The season of superhero blockbusters and exhilarating action movies - enterprises that demand little more of us than shutting down some of our brain power and sinking into cushy stadium seats. But the summer of 2018 has put a wrinkle in that...

Ed Sheeran shows you how he makes music in “Songwriter”

Source:  Los Angeles Times Unlike sausage, music — at least that of pop giant Ed Sheeran — does improve when you know how it’s made. The documentary “Songwriter” travels with the musician as he creates his most recent album, “Divide,” writing and recording future hits...

An Anthony Bourdain documentary is coming to a movie theater near you.

Source:  Fortune Anthony Bourdain’s life will be coming to movie theaters. CNN confirmed to Vanity Fair last week that it’s collaborating with Zero Point Zero, the production company behind Bourdain’s wildly popular shows, to create “the definitive Bourdain feature...

“Crime + Punishment” examines the damage caused by policing quotas

Source:  The Washingston Post The documentary “Crime + Punishment,” through a combination of sobering statistics and lively characters who bring those statistics to vivid life, tracks the progress of a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of 12 New York City police...

“Minding the Gap” is an astonishing film about American life

Source:  The New York Times They grew up together in Rockford, Illinois, three boys united by their love of skateboarding. At a certain point — around middle school, it seems — one of them, Bing Liu, began videotaping their exploits. A pleasure of “Minding the...

Trailer: The Fight to Reunify Separated Families

Source:  The Atlantic One month ago, Anita and her five-year-old son, Jenri, were separated at the  U.S.-Mexico border. “I haven’t talked to him—I know nothing about my son,” says Anita in the trailer for an upcoming Atlantic original documentary. “This whole thing is...