Documentaries

In this June 19, 2017 photo, Sean Combs, producer of the documentary film "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story," poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 21, 2017 - 11:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs is often thinking of his old friend, the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G., whose career he helped launch in the early '90s. The Grammy-winning rapper and producer said it's the right time to commemorate his and B.I.G.'s legacies 20 years after his protege was...
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In this May 26, 2017 photo, the Dominican Film Federation booth stands at the 70th international film festival in Cannes, southern France. The government agency's pavilion promoted the country’s varied landscape along with tax breaks and other incentives to lure film companies from other destinations, including other parts of the Caribbean or the U.S. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 15, 2017 - 2:52 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In the opening scenes of the latest Vin Diesel action movie, troops in the Dominican Republic chase the hero through a rainforest and down a twisty mountain road. But in real life, the government is doing all it can to welcome the Hollywood star — or anyone...
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In this May 26, 2017 photo, the Dominican Film Federation booth stands at the 70th international film festival in Cannes, southern France. The government agency's pavilion promoted the country’s varied landscape along with tax breaks and other incentives to lure film companies from other destinations, including other parts of the Caribbean or the U.S. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 15, 2017 - 12:02 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In the opening scenes of the latest Vin Diesel action movie, troops in the Dominican Republic chase the hero through a rainforest and down a twisty mountain road. But in real life, the government is doing all it can to welcome the Hollywood star — or anyone...
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In this April 23, 2017 photo, vintage typewriters are on display at a "type-in" in Albuquerque, N.M. "Type-ins" are social gatherings in public places where typewriter fans test different vintage machines. The vintage typewriter is making a comeback with a new generation of fans gravitating to machines that once gathered dust in attics and basements across the country. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
June 14, 2017 - 3:57 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Typewriter enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas. Fans in Boston kneel in a city square and type stories about their lives during a pro-immigration demonstration. A documentary on typewriters featuring Tom Hanks and...
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In this Feb. 21, 2017 photo, Joe Van Cleave, who runs a popular YouTube channel on restoring typewriters, speaks about one of his vintage typewriters at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. The vintage typewriter is making a comeback with a new generation of fans gravitating to machines that once gathered dust. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
June 14, 2017 - 11:01 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Typewriter enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas. Fans in Boston kneel in a city square and type stories about their lives during a pro-immigration demonstration. A documentary on typewriters featuring Tom Hanks and...
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In this Feb. 21, 2017 photo, Joe Van Cleave, who runs a popular YouTube channel on restoring typewriters, speaks about one of his vintage typewriters at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. The vintage typewriter is making a comeback with a new generation of fans gravitating to machines that once gathered dust. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
June 14, 2017 - 3:07 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Typewriter enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas. Fans in Boston kneel in a city square and type stories about their lives during a pro-immigration demonstration. A new documentary on typewriters featuring Tom Hanks and...
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This combination photo shows actress-director Lea Thompson, left, during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19, 2014 in Park City, Utah and her daughter, actress Zoey Deutch during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Thompson will make her directorial debut with, “The Year of Spectacular Men,” in which she directs herself and her real-life daughters Zoey Deutch and Madelyn Deutch. The film will be featured at the LA Film Festival running through June 22. (Photos by Victoria Will, left, and Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2017 - 11:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Hollywood continues to be a place of inequality for non-white male directors, the LA Film Festival is making a name for itself by being exactly the opposite. The Festival, which kicks off Wednesday night in Culver City, has made norm-busting strides in programming films and...
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June 13, 2017 - 9:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Hollywood continues to be a place of inequality for non-white male directors, the LA Film Festival is making a name for itself by being exactly the opposite. The Festival, which kicks off Wednesday night in Culver City, has made norm-busting strides in programming films and...
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This combination photo shows director Ron Howard at the Kaleidoscope 5: LIGHT event in Culver City, Calif., on May 6, 2017, left, and opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. Howard's production company announced Thursday, June 1, 2017, that the Oscar-winning director's next project would be a documentary on famed Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. (AP Photo/File)
June 01, 2017 - 7:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following his successful Beatles documentary, Ron Howard is sticking with music. The Oscar-winner is directing a documentary about Luciano Pavarotti, the Italian tenor who rose to superstar status. Howard's Imagine Entertainment and White Horse Pictures announced the untitled...
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This image released by True Studio Media shows Leon Vitali, an actor turned assistant for film director Stanley Kubrick, in a scene from the film, "Filmworker." (True Studio Media via AP
May 23, 2017 - 2:28 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — No place on Earth is more devoted to the "auteur" filmmaker than the Cannes Film Festival. Directors are hailed with minutes-long standing ovations, while movie stars parade a gauntlet of flashbulbs on the red carpet. But as much as attention is lavished on the so-called "...
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