| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:48 PM
Some might have called this a "fish tale," if it wasn`t caught on tape. While George Schellenger and his gang were filming a documentary called 'Shark Obsession,' the real obsession was the one this shark had with their camera.
The shark swam off with...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:33 PM
It's hard to think of a more harrowing inspiration for a band than that of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The West African group met in a Guinean refugee camp after fleeing the brutal, decade-long civil war in their native Sierra Leone. But rather than...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Soul Food Junkies
Mon. Jan. 14, 10 p.m., on PBS's Independent Lens, check local listings
America's food system is racist. That's one of the claims advanced in Soul Food Junkies, a brisk, provocative and wide-ranging documentary about African-...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:41 AM
When Austrian video director Rudi Dolezal decided to buy a second home and expand his business in the United States, South Florida was his top choice.
"I came to a point in Europe, having worked for Queen and the Rolling Stones, where my job started...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Hartford's Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and CPTV host this reception/screening/talk-back for the upcoming PBS American Experience documentary The Abolitionists (movie still pictured above). which tells the stories of Stowe, Frederick Douglass, William...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:11 PM
There is a science to the way products are placed on supermarket shelves, and it is one that can stealthily influences our choices.
What it is not is a likely subject matter for a spiky workplace comedy-drama mash-up. And yet it is just specific and...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Alison Klayman was waiting in Ai Weiwei's Beijing office looking at his architectural proofs, posters and sculptures, when the man in question entered.
"Immediately all the attention was focused on Weiwei," Klayman, 28, said of her Dec. 2008 encounter....
| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Looks like Lady Gaga is tearing another page out of the Madonna platinum-blond, pop-superstar playbook.
In the early '90s, Madonna launched a new phase of her career by allowing director Alek Keshishian to make a documentary, "Truth or Dare," about...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:16 PM
"Just because he may have been a nasty little man and a nasty anti-Semite doesn't mean that his music is not as supreme as it is."
That assessment comes from a Richard Wagner scholar in the documentary "Wagner & Me" (at the Siskel Film Center through...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Director Roger Ingraham, along with two additional Stafford Springs residents and an international team of seekers, traveled to South Africa to document — and perhaps absorb — the spiritual lives of the Zulu. The resulting documentary, "The...