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“General Magic” is full of life lessons for inventors

Source:  Forbes Former Apple CEO John Scully calls General Magic "the most important company to come out of Silicon Valley that no one has ever heard of." An eponymous new documentary about the company, five years in the making, "General Magic" premiered yesterday at...

“Minding the Gap” is an evocative portrait of lost youth

Source:  The Film Stage Lorde’s song “Team,” with its lyrics “we live in cities you’ll never see on screen; not very pretty but we sure now how to run things,” seems to sum up the basic story of Bing Liu’s stirring, visually stunning study of time, place, and self. ...

NY Times Op-Docs: “Black Colleges in the Age of Trump”

Source:  The New York Times Stanley Nelson’s “Black Colleges in the Age of Trump” explores the difficult and sometimes bizarre relationship between the Trump administration and America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Nelson, whose previous...

Doc Watch: A Day in the Life of a Sniper in Syria

Source:  The Atlantic “Did you kill any members of ISIS?” a hairdresser asks his client. The young man doesn’t answer. He simply stares at himself in the mirror—a soldier clad in camouflage with a rifle casually slung over his shoulder. Another try: “So, did you kill...

“Nowhere” tells the story of how one man escaped the hell of Darfur

Source:  The Atlantic “The whole world knows about the problems in Darfur,” says Nouri, a recently resettled refugee, in Kristian Engelsen’s moving short film, "Nowhere." "My life was in danger. Many in my family died. So I had to run away.” Now, Nouri lives in...

Experience the highest peaks in “Mountain”

Source:  Amuse Up to three centuries ago, the idea of climbing a mountain would have been considered an act of madness. Now our highest reaches are playgrounds for the unreasonable: men and women interested in launching themselves off cliff edges, snowboarding out of...

James Redford’s clean energy documentary is illuminating

Source:  Inverse James Redford knows that you know renewable technology will help fight climate change. But the filmmaker is also aware that you don’t really know what renewable technology actually looks like — and that there are steps regular people can make to...

Viruses are the antibiotics of the future

Source: Motherboard Since antibiotics were developed in the 1940s, several types of bacteria have naturally developed antibiotic resistance and some are already resistant to every known antibiotic in the world. If someone becomes infected with one of these so-called...

“White Lotus” demystifies Buddhist monkhood

Source:  HuffPost "White Lotus," a documentary directed by Somchay Phakonkham, follows the real-life spiritual journey of a Westerner who takes on the southeast Asian tradition of temporary ordination as a Buddhist monk. The film, which had an early premiere at the...

New York Times Op-Docs: Gay and in Love at an Evangelical College

Source:  The New York Times What do you do when your relationship conflicts with your religion? This week’s New York Times Op-Doc, “Saltwater Baptism,” explores that question with disarming, understated warmth. Directed by Jared Callahan and Russell Sheaffer, the...

“Killing for Love” revisits a Virginia double murder case

Source:  The New York Times “Killing for Love” revisits the case of Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering, the University of Virginia student couple who were convicted in the 1985 killings of Ms. Haysom’s parents. Ms. Haysom pleaded guilty to being an accessory before the...

Netflix’s creepy “Voyeur” will scare you away forever from motels

Source:  Entertainment Weekly "Voyeur" details the writing and troubled publication of journalist Gay Talese’s 2016 book, "The Voyeur’s Motel," about a Colorado motel owner named Gerald Foos, and the decades he spent spying on guests from the motel’s attic. “They...

Netflix orders big budget docuseries “The Last Czars”

Source:  Deadline Netflix has commissioned "The Last Czars," a big budget drama docuseries about the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia, from production company Nutopia. The six-part docuseries will follow the fall of the Russian Imperial Romanov family, headed by...

“Amplify Her” sheds much needed light on women in EDM

Source:  Dance Music Northwest It's 2017 and the topic of women in the electronic music industry is still a tender one. That’s why Canadian film producers Nicole Sorochan and Ian Mackenzie decided to take it upon themselves to throw their hats in the ring for creative...

HBO releases first teaser for Andre the Giant documentary

Source:  Sports Illustrated More than two years after the first rumblings that it was in the works, we finally have a first look at HBO’s documentary on pro wrestling legend Andre the Giant. HBO officially announced the project in February, with the WWE, Bill Simmons...

Nine Tech-Themed Documentaries You Absolutely Have to Watch

Source:  Digital Trends Do you love tech? Enjoy documentaries? Then are you going to love Digital Trends' round-up of the best tech documentaries available for your viewing pleasure. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Dollars - Probably the most obviously “fun”...

“Earth: One Amazing Day” is a Dozen Movies in One

Source:  Los Angeles Times "Earth: One Amazing Day," the sequel to BBC Earth Films’ “Earth,” is another jaw-dropping trip around the world. With its G rating, the documentary is kid-friendly, but adults will be equally awed by the animal wonders and how the filmmakers...

What the heck is Bitcoin? Let this documentary on Netflix explain

Source:  GQ Unless you’ve been completely avoiding the news, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. You probably also have no idea what Bitcoin or the blockchain actually are. Then again, no one really seems to know. Bitcoin may revolutionize the world or be the biggest...

Robert Reich’s “Saving Capitalism” arrives on Netflix

Source:  The New York Times Asked to pick a spot for lunch to discuss Robert Reich's new Netflix documentary, “Saving Capitalism,” a representative for the former labor secretary proposed Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, across the street from the New York Stock Exchange. It...

HBO readies “15: A Quinceañera Story”

Source:  Realscreen HBO is gearing up to air a series of documentary shorts on the Quinceañera celebrations of five Latina girls in the United States. "15: A Quinceañera Story" comprises four shorts that will premiere on Dec. 19, with a new short to air each night...

“Sennan Asbestos Disaster” explores a David vs. Goliath story

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Three decades after using tales of wartime cannibalism to condemn the political maneuvers of Japan's ruling class, firebrand filmmaker Kazuo Hara returns with another j'accuse against his country’s officialdom with "Sennan Asbestos...

Oscar Nominations 2018: The Documentary List

Documentary Feature Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Faces/Places Icarus Last Men in Aleppo Strong Island Documentary Short Subject Edith + Eddie Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 Heroin(e) Knife Skills Traffic Stop Receive all of the day’s stories in one email every...

Three New York Times Op-Docs Vie for Best Documentary Short Oscar

Source:  IndieWire The Best Picture shortlist for the upcoming Academy Awards recently set a record for its depth: 341 titles, revealing little about the expected contenders for film’s most-coveted prize. But just ten films are on the shortlist for Best Documentary...

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