| Oct 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Laura Poitras' Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour," "Finding Vivian Maier," "Point and Shoot," "The Salt of the Earth" and "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" have received nominations for best documentary from the International Documentary Association.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"A Most Violent Year," written and directed by J.C. Chandor, stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in an explosive story of a couple struggling to grow their heating oil business that is part crime saga, part domestic drama. It's very much a New York...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It's notoriously hard to predict which feature documentaries will end up as the film academy's final five nominees, but surveying the field, one thing is clear: It's been an extraordinary year for nonfiction on-screen. Even discounting long shots like...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Film festivals in Toronto and Telluride, Colo., jockeyed intensely for premieres this year, and Venice offered several splashy debuts.
But some of the year's biggest movies waited out those late-summer gatherings to land somewhere else entirely —...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:12 AM
New documentaries about the culture-jamming comedy troupe the Yes Men, the BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish and the alleged Los Angeles serial killer Lonnie Franklin will make their world premieres in the documentary section of the upcoming Toronto...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
HBO Documentary Films has acquired U.S. rights to veteran director Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper," in advance of the doc's international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10.
The deal was negotiated by Submarine'...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:25 AM
As the final screenings are taken in, coffee cups are discarded and press and industry badges are regretfully removed, the chatter can begin—OK, continue—over what rose, sunk and treaded water at the Toronto International Film Festival this...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
While red-carpet preems and celeb parades aren't stopping anytime soon, the close of Toronto's opening weekend brings a mood shift that widens the spotlight for festival docs and related biz.
"Sunshine Superman," Marah Strauch's portrait of BASE-...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:47 PM
A pair of brilliant British scientists, a troubled woman searching for answers along the Pacific Crest Trail and a drunken curmudgeon turned unlikely father figure are among the diverse characters populating the buzzed-about movies at this year's...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:00 AM
For nearly a quarter-century, police said, Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrified people in South Los Angeles, luring women to his backyard camper with money and drugs and then brutally murdering them.
Franklin was arrested in 2010, and accusations about his...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The Los Angeles Police Department's famed motto, "to protect and to serve," has rarely sounded as hollow as it does during Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper," an eye-opening account of alleged serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr., accused of...