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Official Trailer for Inspirational 'Knock Down the House' Doc on Netflix

"I'm running because everyday Americans deserve to be represented by everyday Americans." Netflix has unveiled a trailer the indie documentary Knock Down the House, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it won the top Audience Award: Documentary prize. This rousing, inspiring, spirited documentary is about four different women running against incumbents in the 2018 congressional election. The film closely follows: Amy Vilela from Nevada, Cori Bush from Missour...
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Watch: Short Doc 'Cinematographer' About Female Cinematographers

"You make the image." A must watch documentary about the filmmaking community and how wonderful it can be. Cinematographer is a short documentary made by Demi Waldron, a working DP who made this extraordinary film to highlight a few great women already working as cinematographers. In this short, six women share the challenges and the complexities of life as a modern cinematographer: Reed Morano (The Skeleton Twins, Meadowland, I Think We're Alone Now), Autumn Eakin (What's Revenge, The Light...
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A Look Back at 70s Fashion History in Trailer for 'Halston' Documentary

"He kept saying: 'I want to dress everybody in America.'" The Orchard has released an official trailer for a fascinating indie documentary titled Halston, from director Frédéric Tcheng (of Dior and I previously). This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is hitting theaters in late May. The film tells the story of the "prodigiously talented" fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, known simply as just Halston, who reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a househo...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, America, Documentaries, Halston, To Watch, Frederic Tcheng, Roy Halston Frowick, Frédéric Tcheng of Dior


Relive the Greatest Concert Ever in Trailer for 'Woodstock' Doc on PBS

"We were looking for other people that felt the same way we did." PBS Distribution has unveiled an official trailer for a new documentary about the greatest concert ever - Woodstock. Titled Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation, the feature-length doc film is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival first, then will play in select theaters before airing on TV through PBS. In August of 1969, 500,000 people gathered at a farm in upstate New York. What happened there was far more than ...
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Official Trailer for Emotional Foster Care Documentary Titled 'Foster'

"We just don't get to choose what families we're born into…" HBO has debuted the first official trailer for a powerful, emotional new documentary titled Foster, that aims to "upend some of the most enduring myths about foster care, going beyond the stereotypes." With one in eight American children suffering a confirmed case of neglect or abuse by age 18, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the US alone, a number that continues to grow. Drawing on unprecedented ac...
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Best True Crime Documentary — The Finals

Which movie has your vote for best true crime documentary?
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First Trailer for 'Parallel Love' Rock Doc About a Band Called Luxury

"From that point on, everything changed." Abramorama has debuted an official trailer for another rock doc titled Parallel Love, or rather in full: Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury. Yet another film about a long lost band that isn't actually lost - they're still around, still rocking, just in a different way. In the 1990s, alt rock band Luxury is skyrocketing toward national fame, until a life-threatening tour bus wreck shakes each band member to his core. Today, Luxury is led...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, To Watch, Abramorama, Chris Foley Glenn Black Jamey Bozeman Lee Bozeman


Official Trailer for 'The Serengeti Rules' Doc About Life on Our Planet

"I had never seen anything like this before…" Abramorama has debuted the official trailer for a profound documentary titled The Serengeti Rules, which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. This fascinating, beautiful nature documentary is about a group of scientists in the 1960s who traveled all over our planet, "driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works." After traveling to some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth, they discovered a single set...
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Apple hires A&E’s Molly Thompson as its Head of Documentaries

In addition to a growing lineup of scripted fare, documentaries will be another key focus for Apple TV+, the company’s new streaming service set to launch in May. According to a new report today from Variety, Apple has hired A&E’s Molly Thompson as its Head of Documentaries. Thompson’s experience at A&E includes founding its documentary production arm, A&E IndieFilms, back in 2005. While there, several of its films earned Emmy nominations, including “Life, Animated,” “Cartel Land,” “Jesus Camp,”...
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Official Trailer for Marijuana Doc 'Grass is Greener' with Snoop Dogg

"We're not the war on drugs, we're fighting the war on drugs." Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for a documentary titled Grass is Greener, a fascinating new doc film examining America's complicated relationship with marijuana. The grass definitely is greener. Directed by iconic hip hop artist / filmmaker known as "Fab 5 Freddy", the very timely film discusses pot's influence on pop culture / music, as well as the devastating impact its criminalization has had on black and Latin...
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Antoine Fuqua's HBO Doc 'What's My Name: Muhammad Ali' Trailer

"I'm out to conquer immortality." HBO has revealed the official trailer for the sports biopic documentary What's My Name: Muhammad Ali, directed by filmmaker Antoine Fuqua (his third doc after making American Dream/American Knightmare last year, and Lightning in a Bottle in 2004). This new two-part documentary runs 165 minutes in total, and is first premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month before arriving on HBO for viewing. This riveting doc film on Muhammad Ali tells his li...
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Best True Crime Documentary — The Final Four

Which one do you think is the greatest True Crime documentary of them all?
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New Trailer for 4K Re-Release of 1968 Drag Pageant Doc 'The Queen'

"I am beautiful, and I know I’m beautiful." Kino Lorber Repertory has released an official trailer for the 4K re-release of a 1968 documentary titled The Queen, taking audiences to one of New York City's infamous drag queen beauty pageants. Jack is 24, sometimes he's a drag queen named Sabrina. In 1967, as Sabrina, he's the mistress of ceremonies at a national drag queen contest in New York. Jack introduces us to Richard, who becomes Jack's protégé. As Miss Harlow, Richard enters the contest...
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The Best True Crime Documentary — The Elite 8 REDUX

Get ready to vote -- again -- for your top four true crime documentaries.
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First Trailer for Ron Howard's 'Pavarotti' Doc About the Opera Singer

"After working on Eight Days a Week I became fascinated by another cultural icon, who took an elite art form and made it entertainment for the masses." –Ron Howard. CBS Films has launched the first official trailer for the feature-length documentary Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard - a spectacular look at the life and voice of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. Born in 1935 in Northern Italy, Pavarotti went on to become one of the world's most famous and successful opera singers. He was one of...
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China's toxic livestreaming culture: the vicarious lives of angry, alienated, uneducated rural gamers

China has a massive livestreaming industry, centered around the YY platform, which started out as a Twitch-style gamer livestreaming platform and now hosts a huge number of wildly popular vloggers who earn money when viewers toss them virtual tips that they can redeem for cash. The system is a toxic soup of misogyny and disaffectation, with both the streamers and the audiences drawn heavily from poor and rural Chinese people who sense that the country's prosperity boom is over and that they...
Tags: Post, Video, Movies, News, China, Documentaries, Livestreaming, Yy, Sxsw, Wu, Vlogging, Matthew Walsh, Hao Wu, Toxic Masculinity, People 's Republic of Desire


First Trailer for 'Emanuel' Doc About the Charleston Church Shooting

"Racism is as American as apple pie. And that's why I don't understand why so many people are shocked." The first official trailer has been unveiled for a powerful documentary titled Emanuel, made by filmmaker Brian Ivie. The doc film profiles the horrible tragedy and aftermath of the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina back in 2015, when nine innocent people were murdered by a white supremacist. Producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon explain why they helped ...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Emanuel, Charleston South Carolina, Emanuel A M E Church, Brian Ivie, To Watch, Julius Tennon, Emanuel Doc About the Charleston Church Shooting


Inside Look at Beyonce's Coachella Show in 'Homecoming' Doc Trailer

"Tell the truth. To yourself first, and to the children." Netflix has debuted the trailer for the documentary Homecoming, in full titled Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, which is exactly what that title says it is. Homecoming is a behind-the-scenes look at Beyonce's life leading up to her iconic performance at Coachella in April of last year. There's a great deal of home footage shot by Beyonce and her crew, "interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerfu...
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Official Trailer for 'Emanuel' Doc About the Charleston Church Shooting

"Racism is as American as apple pie. And that's why I don't understand why so many people are shocked." The first official trailer has been unveiled for a powerful documentary titled Emanuel, made by filmmaker Brian Ivie. The doc film profiles the horrible tragedy and aftermath of the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina back in 2015, when nine innocent people were murdered by a white supremacist. Producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon explain why they helped ...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Emanuel, Charleston South Carolina, Emanuel A M E Church, Brian Ivie, To Watch, Julius Tennon, Emanuel Doc About the Charleston Church Shooting


Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
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Official US Trailer for Hockey Doc 'Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story'

"I've heard announcers say I get stronger as the fight goes on." Dark Star Pictures has revealed another new, official US trailer for the sports documentary Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story, from director Geordie Day. We already featured the Canadian trailer for this late last year, but now there's another US one to promote its release in theaters this month. Tough Guy is an intimate portrait of legendary NHL "tough guy" player Bob Probert, one half of the "Bruise Brothers", told through exc...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Documentaries, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Probert, To Watch, Bruise Brothers, Probert, Geordie Day


Official Trailer for 'The Most Dangerous Year' Doc About Trans Rights

"You want to talk about rights?!" Yes, yes we do. Passion River has debuted an official trailer for the indie doc The Most Dangerous Year, which played at the Seattle Film Festival and Atlanta Documentary Film Festival last year. Made by Seattle-based filmmaker Vlada Knowlton, The Most Dangerous Year is about the fight for rights for trans people, profiling an event in 2016 when a small group of families with transgender kids joined together the fight against a wave of discriminatory anti-tr...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Seattle, To Watch, Seattle Film Festival, Vlada Knowlton


An Inside Look at Christo's Floating Piers in 'Walking on Water' Trailer

"This is madness! Total madness." Kino Lorber has debuted the trailer for the documentary Walking on Water, about legendary maverick artist Christo. With uncensored access to Christo and his team, the doc film is a "cinema vérité look at the celebrated artist and his process, from inception to completion of 2016’s most visited art event—The Floating Piers, a stretched 2-mile dahlia-yellow walkway that allowed over 1.2 million visitors to safely walk across stretches of Italy’s Lake Iseo to e...
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Trailer for 'Echo In the Canyon' Doc on LA's Laurel Canyon Music Scene

"You guys ready to go to the 60s?" Greenwich Entertainment has debuted an official trailer for indie music documentary Echo In the Canyon, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene in L.A. "Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo In the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances wi...
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Trailer for new documentary about the 60s-70s Laurel Canyon music scene featuring Tom Petty, Cat Power, Jackson Browne, Norah Jones

In the 1960s and 1970s, Los Angeles's Laurel Canyon neighborhood was flowing with sex, drugs, and folk-rock and roll. Joni Mitchell, the Byrds, Jackson Brown, Carole King, the Mamas & The Papas, and countless other musicians made the scene or had homes in the hills. Echo in the Canyon is a new documentary about that magical moment and the influential sound that emerged. The trip back in time to this "legendary paradise, as Tom Petty called it, was directed by Andrew Slater with Jakob Dylan as ex...
Tags: Video, Music, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Documentaries, Joni Mitchell, Dylan, Tom Petty, Jakob Dylan, Canyon, Laurel Canyon, Andrew Slater, Turn Turn Turn, Tom Petty Cat Power Jackson Browne Norah Jones


Official Trailer for 'Sickies Making Films' Doc About Censoring Cinema

"The battle began with first to see a woman's ass…" Passion River Films has debuted an official trailer for Sickies Making Films, a documentary about censorship looking back at America's history with censoring films. Yes, it's an entire documentary examining why America loves to censor films, but surprisingly it's not about the MPAA. The film focuses on the Maryland Board of Censors, the nation's longest lasting censor board (from 1916 to 1981). Featuring interviews and footage with John Wat...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, America, Documentaries, To Watch, Maryland Board of Censors, John Waters Pat Moran Liam Hughes, Maryland Board


The Best True Crime Documentary — The Elite 8

Which true crime documentary do you like the best?
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Official Trailer for 'The Spy Behind Home Plate' Biopic Documentary

"He loved being a mystery." The Ciesla Foundation has debuted an official trailer for an indie documentary titled The Spy Behind Home Plate, which is opening in limited theaters starting this May and expanding to more theaters nationwide throughout June + July. The biopic doc tells the story of Moe Berg, a Jewish baseball player from New York City turned WWII spy. Berg's life story was also turned into a feature film recently, with Paul Rudd playing him in The Catcher Was a Spy. The Spy Behi...
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The Best True Crime Documentaries — The Sweet 16

Help us decide the best true crime documentary!
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Official Trailer for 'Carmine Street Guitars' About the NYC Guitar Store

"You got any guitars for sale?" Abramorama has debuted an official trailer for an indie music documentary titled Carmine Street Guitars, made by Canadian filmmaker Ron Mann, profiling the iconic guitar store in NYC where Rick Kelly makes custom guitars. Kelly has been making guitars at his Greenwich Village shop for decades, "using preserved and repurposed wood scavenged from historic New York buildings. His list of customers is legendary, and many — Patti Smith Group co-founder Lenny Kaye, ...
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