In 10 years, the NY Times has built up a library of 370 short docs from major filmmakers including Laura Poitras and Garrett Bradley
Peter Jackson's 'Get Back' doesn't just feel like it's about the Beatles, but about almost every band, business partnership and marriage.
¡®Twas the Fight Before Christmas¡¯ Director on Feuding Neighbors, Holiday Lights and the U.S. Political Divide
U.K. based director Becky Read had to earn the trust of neighborhood ensnared in a legal battle over holiday lights in Idaho
David Bowie Film, Based on ¡®Thousands¡¯ of Hours of Rare Footage, Coming From Director Brett Morgen (EXCLUSIVE)
A David Bowie film culled from 'thousands' of hours of rare live footage is coming from director Brett Morgen, possibly as soon as January.
Streamers' growing appetite for doc fare has made it that much more difficult to be the indie underdog come Oscar season.
Netflix has bolstered its slate of Oscar short hopefuls with the acquisition of “Three Songs for Benazir.” Directed by Gulistan and Elizabeth Mirzaei, the 22-minute docu tells the story…
HIV Doc ‘Right to Try,’ Produced by Octavia Spencer, Acquired by Peacock to Premiere on World AIDS Day
Peacock has acquired “Right to Try,” the Octavia Spencer-produced documentary short about trying to find a cure for HIV. Directed by “The Late Late Show With James Corden” producer…
Ten years ago, the New York Times embarked on an experiment to incorporate short documentary films into its opinion section and quickly established itself as an alternative to HBO Documentary Films
The 31st annual edition of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, taking place Nov. 29, will feature a variety of updates, including acting awards that are not defined by gender, a kudo for breakthrough
A moment of silence, please, for “This Is Spinal Tap,” as that satire formally abdicates its title as the best and truest movie ever made about what it’s like to be in a rock ‘n’ roll band. There…
Detailing Lithuania’s attempts to break away from the Soviet Union, from protests in 1989 to Vilnius’ Bloody Sunday in 1991, when Soviet troops attempted to stage a coup, Sergei Loznitsa…
‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas’ Director on Feuding Neighbors, Holiday Lights and the U.S. Political Divide
Seven years ago, thousands of people descended upon Jeremy and Kristy Morris’ “Christmas House” in suburban Idaho, where holiday lights, a camel and a 35-member choir singing carols beckoned…
Sergei Loznitsa’s extensive documentary “Mr. Landsbergis,” clocking in at 246 minutes and depicting Lithuania’s “singing revolution” when the country finally broke away from the Soviet Union, has…
Set in the north of her homeland, Vietnam, Ha Le Diem’s “Children of the Mist” – which won the IDFA Award for Best Directing in the International Competition on Thursday – follows 12-year-old Di…
These nonfiction tales also serve as vessels for processing the complicated nature of the human experience.
John Maggio, director of 'A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks,' talks to Variety about the visual artist
To help documentary lovers navigate this crowded sector, Variety has assembled a calendar of TV and film documentary premiere dates that will be updated regularly.
Here are some of the best politically relevant documentaries to help make sure you're up to speed on the historical background of some of the most important issues.