| May 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
As Cannes mourned the death of Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul, the Swedish Film Institute and Protagonist Pictures set up a special screening of his Oscar-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man."
The non-official memorial "Sugar Man"...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Director Malik Bendjelloul, whose 2012 documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" won the best documentary Oscar, has been found dead.
He was 36.
Police spokeswoman Pia Glenvik told the Associated Press that Bendjelloul died in Stockholm late Tuesday, but...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Rep. -- Nadav Schirman's "The Green Prince," which opened the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance and won the audience award there, has been sold to Russian distributor Arena Film.
The film won the audience award at...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired minority stakes in four independent production companies -- Arrow Media, Lightbox, Popkorn and True North.
The investments have been made from its Â£20 million ($33.2 million) Growth Fund, which it...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:45 AM
"Searching for Sugar Man," the absorbing investigation into the whereabouts of an elusive '70s singer-songwriter, won the Academy Award for feature documentary last year. It was the first time that the entire body of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:05 PM
You've seen them but not noticed them. You've heard them but not listened to them.
The new documentary "20 Feet From Stardom" shines a spotlight away from center stage over to the world of female backup singers.
Directed by Morgan Neville, the film...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The world has no shortage of examples of death arriving prematurely, but now there’s one that’s the subject of a fascinating pop music documentary.
“A Band Called Death” explores the intriguing story of three brothers from...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Documentaries typically can be split into two camps. There are those designed to entertain — penguins in snow, Justin Bieber in concert — and sell tons of tickets. Then there are works — bleak stories about hunger, pollution, genocide...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
What Maisie Knew
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Available on VOD beginning Aug. 13
It's tough enough to have a normal childhood in the cramped bustle of the big city, but even harder when being shuttled back and forth between two parents who...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The unexpected success of last year's Oscar-winning "Searching for Sugar Man" has apparently opened the door to similar documentaries about unappreciated performers whose work finds second and third lives far from their original milieus.
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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Bassist and singer Bobby Hackney Sr. gawked wide-eyed at the framed photos of Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Fatty Arbuckle and other stars from the early days of Hollywood, which lined the walls...