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“California Typewriter” pays tribute to a pillar of the analog age

Source:  Entertainment Weekly What kind of documentary might feature contributions from actor Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter John Mayer, historian David McCullough, and the late, great playwright, Sam Shepard?  The answer is a documentary about typewriters. The new film...

Call of Duty documentary arriving next month

Source:  Den of Geek The story of the Call of Duty videogame franchise is set to be explored in a new documentary that’s landing on video-on-demand services and Steam next month. Going by the name of "CODumentary," the film, written and directed by Jonathan Beales,...

Barbie documentary greenlighted at Hulu

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Barbie is getting the documentary treatment. In addition to an upcoming live-action feature — in which Anne Hathaway is in talks to replace Amy Schumer — Hulu has ordered a doc about the iconic doll Read the story at The Hollywood...

“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...

Four Minimalism Documentaries for Beginners

According to Plaid Zebra, "the concept of minimalism has been around for centuries but has only recently started picking up steam again, especially among the millennial demographic. The core concept of minimalism is focusing on what is really important in our lives by...

Mini-Doc: The Secret Science Behind What Makes Things Cool

The Atlantic writes that although trends might seem completely random, there are well-documented patterns to what becomes popular. A 20th century industrial designer, Raymond Loewy, who created some of America’s most iconic looks, developed a theory of coolness that...

Oscilloscope acquires fireworks documentary “Brimstone & Glory”

Source: Variety. Oscilloscope has bought North American rights to Viktor Jakovleski’s documentary “Brimstone & Glory” for release later this year. The film focuses on the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, a 10-day celebration of San Juan de Dios,...