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YouTube greenlights documentary on the LGBTQ Pride movement

Source:  Engadget YouTube has greenlighted a documentary that will focus on the impact the Pride movement has had on the LGBTQ community. "State of Pride" will be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman -- who worked together on "The Celluloid Closet" and the...

The Atlantic Selects: “Mothers and Meth”

Source:  The Atlantic In the United States, methamphetamine is making a comeback. Following the legalization of medical marijuana in California, Mexican cartels pivoted to the production of pure liquid meth, which is brought across the border and crystallized in...

“Crime + Punishment” examines the damage caused by policing quotas

Source:  The Washingston Post The documentary “Crime + Punishment,” through a combination of sobering statistics and lively characters who bring those statistics to vivid life, tracks the progress of a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of 12 New York City police...

“Minding the Gap” is an astonishing film about American life

Source:  The New York Times They grew up together in Rockford, Illinois, three boys united by their love of skateboarding. At a certain point — around middle school, it seems — one of them, Bing Liu, began videotaping their exploits. A pleasure of “Minding the...

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...

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