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A Heavy Metal magazine documentary is in the works

Source:  Variety Fox Digital Studio, Heavy Metal Media, and 4th Row Films are developing a documentary feature film about  sci-fi fantasy magazine Heavy Metal, with Douglas Tirola attached to direct. Tirola has directed six feature documentaries including A&E...

A Visitor’s Guide to America’s Big Border Wall

Source:  The Atlantic As the border between the United States and Mexico began to figure more and more prominently in the news cycle, filmmaker David Freid noticed a consistent blind spot. No one, it seemed, was talking to the people who actually lived there. Fried...

Zeitgeist Films debuts trailer for “Zen for Nothing”

Source:  FirstShowing Zeitgeist Films recently debuted the official U.S. trailer for "Zen for Nothing" from Swiss filmmaker Werner Penzel. The documentary opened in Switzerland and other parts of Europe in 2016, but is just now getting a limited U.S. release.  "Zen...

Vulture’s Top 10 Documentaries of 2018

Source:  Vulture 1.   Hale County This Morning, This Evening - “How do you not frame someone?” A bit of onscreen text asks that question at one point in director RaMell Ross’s lyrical, years-in-the-making film about the lives of two African-American teens in sleepy,...

“Free Solo” set for a one-week IMAX engagement in January

Source:  Deadline In the wake of being shortlisted as one of the remaining 15 documentaries in consideration for a Best Documentary Feature Oscar, E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s "Free Solo" will get a one-week engagement in IMAX theaters beginning on January 11....

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” stadium tour is coming to Netflix

Source:  Refinery29 On New Year's Eve, Taylor Swift's "Reputation" stadium tour will play its last stadium: Netflix. Swift secretly filmed footage during her performances at AT&T Stadium in Dallas and will premiere the concert on Netflix on December 31....

Mental illness hits close to home in “That Way Madness Lies”

Source:  Los Angeles Times The ravages of mental illness, and the toll it takes on both the sufferer and family members, have rarely been presented as vividly as they are in Sandra Luckow's documentary, "That Way Madness Lies." A highly personal portrait of her...

Why Costco is opening its own chicken farm

Source:  CNBC In 2019, Costco will open a chicken farming operation in eastern Nebraska. This venture will provide Costco with 40% of its yearly chicken needs, allowing it to partially escape the American chicken oligopoly run by the likes of Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride,...

The “Somm” franchise gets better with age

Source:  Eater Jason Wise’s "Somm" series continues to improve as the franchise evolves and more characters get thrown into the mix. The latest installment, "Somm 3," is a good-natured tour of the wine world that seems built to appeal to both newbies and fans of the...

Oscars 2019: Academy unveils shortlists for documentary categories

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced its shortlists in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories. The shortlists pare down the list of Oscar hopefuls from which Academy members will choose nominees...

A Ted Bundy true crime docuseries is coming to Netflix

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Netflix is adding another true crime docuseries to its roster, this time focusing on notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. The streaming service, home to "Making a Murderer," "The Keepers," and numerous other crime docuseries, will...

The 10 Best Documentaries of 2018 – Rolling Stone

Source:  Rolling Stone 1.  Amazing Grace - It only took 46 years to see it, but this legendary concert film chronicling Aretha Franklin’s two-night stand at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles — the same 1972 shows that gave her the best-selling...