Documentaries

Ryan Coogler, right, and the cast of "Black Panther," accept the award for outstanding motion picture at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 31, 2019 - 1:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce accepted the award Saturday night, the superstar paid homage to the people who were nominated in the same category as her...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Agnes Varda appears at the screening of the film "Visages, Villages," at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
March 29, 2019 - 7:43 am
PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a trailblazer of the French New Wave and feminist activist who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. Her production company Cine Tamaris confirmed her death on Friday after French media first reported the news. Varda's rich...
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Family members of the late Aretha Franklin gather before entering the Mausoleum Chapel at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Detroit. Family celebrated Franklin and other passed family members with a memorial service inside a chapel at the cemetery on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday. Franklin died last year after battling pancreatic cancer. Sabrina Owens, Franklin's niece, says "our family thought it might be a good idea for us to start the day the right way _ in prayer." (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 25, 2019 - 1:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Family members are celebrating Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film. The service was held Monday inside a chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Franklin died last year after battling...
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In this March 11, 1982 photo, from left, Jan Cornelius Kuiper, director, Koos Koster, producer, Johannes Willemsen, cameraman, and Hans ter Laan, soundman walk north of the capital, San Salvador, days before they were killed in El Salvador. Calls are mounting for Col. Mario Reyes Mena, a former Salvadoran army colonel, to be brought to justice for the killings. (AP Photo)
March 25, 2019 - 12:19 am
It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which has an army base on its outskirts. Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs and, carrying...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 1986, file photo, singers Barbra Streisand and Michael Jackson attend the Scopus Awards of the American Friends of the Hebrew University ceremony in Los Angeles. Streisand is apologizing outright for her comments about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. She said in a second statement Saturday, March 23, 2019, that she should have chosen her words more carefully, and admires the accusers for "speaking their truth." (AP Photo/Mark Avery, File)
March 23, 2019 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for "speaking their truth." Streisand had received bitter...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, actor John Cusack attends the premiere of "Chi-Raq" in New York. The Tribeca Film The Tribeca Film Festival announced Thursday that writer-director Cameron Crowe and the cast of “Say Anything...” led by John Cusack will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic romance. The 18th Tribeca Film Festival runs April 25-May 5. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 14, 2019 - 12:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival has added a "Say Anything..." reunion screening to its upcoming festival, as well as the premiere of a documentary on Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio. Tribeca announced Thursday that writer-director Cameron Crowe and the cast of "Say Anything...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2005, file photo, Rob Machado competes in the men's semifinals during U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. Machado placed second at the competition. A new documentary, "Momentum Generation," looks at Machado, Kelly Slater, Todd Chesser and others surfers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 14, 2019 - 3:14 am
The day surfing lost one of its most beloved rabble-rousers was the day it rediscovered its soul. That's one of the many takeaways from "Momentum Generation," a beautifully melancholy documentary that is, at its core, about surfers, but speaks every bit as fluently about friendship, loyalty and the...
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March 10, 2019 - 3:57 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A documentary about an Israeli human rights lawyer has won the top prize in its category at the Thessaloniki International Festival. "The Advocate," a 108-minute film directed and produced by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche, focuses on Lea Tsemel, who has...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to local residents Friday, March 8, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 09, 2019 - 4:39 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper tells a house party in Dubuque, Iowa, that immigration hard-liners have to accept that they won't be able to drive out everyone who is in the U.S. illegally...
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FILE - This Nov. 7, 2001 file photo, Michael Jackson waves to crowds gathered to see him at his first ever in-store appearance in New York. The producers of “The Simpsons” are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson. Executive producer James L. Brooks told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, March 7, 2019, “it feels clearly the only choice to make.” He said fellow executive producers Matt Groening and Al Jean are “of one mind on this.” (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
March 08, 2019 - 1:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of "The Simpsons" are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson after HBO aired a documentary in which two men claim they were sexually abused by the singer when they were younger. "It feels like the only choice to make," executive...
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