Documentaries

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, actress Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Star Is Born' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The lineup for the Venice Film Festival will be announced on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and will be the first major film event since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 28, 2020 - 3:03 pm
The American frontier drama “The World to Come,” the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy-drama “The Duke,” Gia Coppola’s “Mainstream,” and the Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby drama “Pieces of a Woman” are among the films set to premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September, the...
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This image released by Disney Plus shows Beyonce Knowles, center, in a scene from her visual album "Black is King." (Travis Matthews/Disney Plus via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 4:40 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Black Is King”: Written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé, the pop star’s “visual album” arrives Friday on Disney+. Given...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson speaks to the media at the EJI Legacy Pavilion in Montgomery, Ala. Stevenson was scheduled to meet with the NBA’s coaches over a Zoom call for a half-hour a few weeks ago. The call went more than three times that long, and from there a running dialogue was born. ( Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)
July 22, 2020 - 2:21 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Dallas’ Rick Carlisle now starts every interview session by reading from a calendar that highlights something that happened on that day in the country’s racial history. Toronto’s Nick Nurse is often wearing shirts to practice proclaiming that Black Lives Matter...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2011, file photo, Rulon Gardner takes a breather while training in Colorado Springs, Colo., for a comeback at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. An Olympic Channel documentary debuting Wednesday, July 22, 2020, chronicles the highs and lows of Rulon Gardner in the 20 years since his stunning gold-medal victory in the 2000 Olympics. (Genna Ord/The Gazette via AP)
July 18, 2020 - 2:22 am
Rulon Gardner is living a quiet life, just the way he likes it. He is 48 now, sells insurance and has a second job coaching wrestling at a Salt Lake City-area high school. It’s been 20 years since Gardner, a 2,000-to-1 underdog, beat three-time gold medalist Aleksandr Karelin in the Greco Roman...
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FILE - NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson addresses the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit on July 22, 2019. CBS Television and the NAACP have reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience. The partnership will focus on creating and producing scripted, unscripted and documentary content for the studio’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 15, 2020 - 10:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Television and the NAACP has reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience. The television studio and civil rights organization announced the multi-year agreement in a joint statement Wednesday. The partnership will focus...
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This cover image released by Columbia Records shows "Gaslighter" by The Chicks. (Columbia via AP)
July 13, 2020 - 2:19 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme": For anyone who didn't get enough of Lin-Manuel Miranda from the live-capture of “Hamilton,” there is...
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In this combination photo, Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers at the premiere of the film "A Wrinkle In Time" in London on March 13, 2018, left, and cover art for a special issue of The New York Times Magazine's "The 1619 Project. Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt The New York Times’ 1619 Project for film and television. Lionsgate said Wednesday that it will work alongside “The 1619 Project” architect Hannah-Jones to develop a multi-media history of the legacy of slavery in America for a worldwide audience. (AP Photo, left, and The New York Times via AP)
July 08, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt the The New York Times’ recent project examining the legacy of slavery for film and television. Lionsgate said Wednesday that it will work alongside “The 1619 Project” architect Hannah-...
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This undated photo provided by HBO Documentary Films shows a scene from "Welcome to Chechnya," about an underground pipeline created to rescue LGBTQ Chechens from the Russian republic where the government has waged a crackdown of gays. (HBO Documentary Films via AP)
June 30, 2020 - 10:57 am
Anonymous sources in documentaries have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Tuesday on HBO has, with the aid of advanced digital technology, gone to greater lengths to preserve the secrecy of its sources while still...
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This cover image released by Legacy Recordings shows "First Rose of Spring," the latest album by WIllie Nelson, available on July 3. (Legacy Recordings via AP)
June 29, 2020 - 2:22 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “ Hamilton ”: Disney Plus does not want to throw away its shot. On Friday, the streaming service will debut the much-anticipated live...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2010 file photo, movie producer and real estate heir Steve Bing appears in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was 55. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 24, 2020 - 5:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died. He was 55. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died Monday at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles. The coroner said Tuesday that the cause of death...
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