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Why “Mankiller” is March’s must-see documentary

Source:  Vogue It might sound like a revenge drama from the #MeToo movement; in fact "Mankiller," airing this month on PBS, is anything but. A documentary directed by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl and produced by "The Walking Dead’s" Gale Anne Hurd, it tells the story of...

“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...

E! greenlights Rose McGowan documentary series “Citizen Rose”

Source:  Deadline Rose McGowan, one of the strongest voices of the #MeToo movement, is set to star in and produce "Citizen Rose," a five-part documentary series that looks at the world through the artist/activist’s eyes for E! The network will air a two-hour special...

“The Rape of Recy Taylor” takes a deep dive into systemic injustice

Source:  The New York Times Planting a flag firmly at the intersection of patriarchy, sexism and white supremacy, “The Rape of Recy Taylor” is a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption. As if apprised in advance of our current political moment, director...

“Quest” is a moving portrait of an American family

Source:  The New York Times Barack Obama is not the subject of “Quest,” Jonathan Olshefski’s new documentary, an intimate and patient portrait of a North Philadelphia family. But the film, which begins and ends with presidential elections — Mr. Obama’s in 2008 and his...

“Meth Storm” is a heartbreaking film with no easy answers

Source:  The Film Stage For some who grow up in rural Arkansas, there are limited options: you can either be a meth dealer or a cop chasing meth dealers. Set in the close-knit community of Faulkner County, native sons of the region, Craig and Brent Renaud, have...

GLAAD funds its first feature documentary: “TransMilitary”

Source:  Deadline On the heels of Trans Awareness Week, GLAAD’s Media Institute is giving a grant to help finance what marks its first funding for a feature-length film project. "TransMilitary" is a feature documentary that chronicles the lives of four American...

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