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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Doc “Unrest” Gets September Release Date

Source:  Variety Jennifer Brea’s documentary “Unrest,” which won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, has been set for a domestic theatrical release in September. The documentary details Brea’s fight to overcome the disabling disease Myalgic...

New Simpsons documentary explores “The Problem With Apu”

Source:  Nerdist For nearly 30 years, The Simpsons has chronicled the lives and misadventures of the title characters and their fellow residents of Springfield, USA.  The Kwik-E-Mart owner, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, has been among the show’s most popular supporting...

10 Toronto Film Festival documentaries that could shake up the Oscars

Source:  IndieWire The race always begins at Sundance, but the Toronto International Film Festival documentary lineup will impact the list of Oscar contenders - and this year, without clear frontrunners, TIFF's influence will be greater than ever. See the list of 10...

Dance and Dreams Bolster Exhilarating High School Doc “Step”

Source:  The Wrap “Step” looks like a dance film, but it’s really a rollercoaster ride about expectations, drive, and achievement. The weight in each rhythmic stomp produced by the young women featured in this movie isn’t just to produce a sound in glorious sync, but...

This Inmate Filmed His Own Jailbreak and Turned it into a Short Film

Source:  VICE In January 2016, three inmates at a jail in Orange County, California, escaped prompting a feverish manhunt that led cops more than 400 miles from where the trio broke out. Now, an attorney for one of the men has released 15 minutes of footage the...

“Barbecue” headed to Netflix. Arrives August 15.

Source:  The Mercury News Break out the barbecue sauce and fire up the grill.  The “Barbecue” documentary that debuted at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year will begin streaming on Netflix on Aug. 15. Filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker’s documentary...

A Zara documentary is happening for all you fast-fashion fans

Source:  InStyle A Zara documentary is in the works.  The film, dubbed "Zara: The Story of the World’s Richest Man," will offer an intimate look inside the fast-fashion retailer—from the Spanish brand’s humble beginnings to its current day-to-day operations (and...

Five great documentaries you can stream right now

Source:  USA Today There's a wealth of great documentaries and documentary series available for streaming.  And in the dead of summer, what better time is there to catch up on the ones you missed? USA Today picked out five excellent recent nonfiction films and series...

Dance music doc “What We Started” hits all the right notes

Source:  The Nocturnal Times "What We Started" is one of the best electronic music documentaries of our time, offering a precisely accurate adaptation of the rapidly growing electronic scene and its worldwide domination. From Ultra Music Festival to Ibiza, The BPM...

“The Last Dalai Lama?” asks what comes next

Source:  The New York Times A surplus of wisdom and benevolence radiates from “The Last Dalai Lama?,” written and directed by Mickey Lemle, the filmmaker of “Compassion in Exile” (1993), another documentary about this Buddhist leader, who is 82. Read the story at The...

Watch a short documentary about robotic mannequins in South Korea

Source:  The Verge In "Plastic Girls," a short film from German director Nils Clauss, robotic mannequins have sentient thoughts like, My smiles bring comfort, Money comes easy for me, and You have to work hard and follow rules. The seven-minute short is Clauss’...

The 18 Best Documentaries on Hulu

Source:  Den of Geek Hulu has a deep roster of documentaries for when you need a dose of reality.  Get yourself to the straming service before reality takes another weird turn. See the list at Den of Geek. Receive all of today’s stories in one email.  Sign up...