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  • Dr. Henry Lee Revisits JonBenét Ramsey Case In CBS Special

    09/15/2016 2:04:46 PM PDT · by bgill · 43 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Sept. 15, 2016 | Roger Catlin
    One of the biggest stars of the fall TV season so far is a 6-year-old child beauty queen who has been dead nearly two decades. After three documentary specials have already been run (with a TV movie in the works), the biggest broadcast project, "The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey," airs Sunday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 19 on CBS. In it, Connecticut's famed criminalist Dr. Henry Lee is one of a handful of original investigators of the case who have been reunited with a pair of new experts for the special to re-examine the death of the little girl in...
  • Humanity Finally Travels to Mars in Ron Howard's New Half-Scifi, Half-Documentary TV Series

    07/29/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    io9 ^ | July 29, 2016 | Germain Lussier
    This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven't seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars, a six-part TV miniseries that blends documentary and science fiction to dramatize humankind's first trip to Mars in 2033--and io9 is proud to exclusively debut the first trailer.
  • Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Becomes Top Grossing Doc of 2016

    07/28/2016 5:38:01 AM PDT · by Arcy · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/27/16 | Pamela McClintock
    The Secret History of the Democratic Party has quickly become the top-grossing documentary of the year to date at the U.S. box office, amassing $5.2 million in its first dozen days. D'Souza's 100-minute film takes doesn't pretend to be non-partisan. A trailer for the doc refers to Bill and Hillary Clinton...as "depraved crooks" and Democrats as "the party of corruption" that is associated with slavery, lynchings, the KKK and forced sterilization.
  • Trump should offer free movie tickets to Hillary's America

    07/27/2016 8:18:53 PM PDT · by simka · 17 replies
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    Trump should invest $$$ in free tickets to the movie Hillary's America. It makes a lasting impression. Perhaps someone can pass this on to the Trump campaign
  • Florida Democrat cites safety concerns in effort to censor anti-Hillary film

    07/25/2016 5:34:34 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 26 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 25, 2016
    As the Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday amid new scandals related to the release of thousands of leaked emails, the timing was perfect for conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza. His latest documentary, “Hillary’s America,” was recently released and has attracted significant interest from voters hoping to learn more about the former first lady’s sordid past. If one Democratic state committeeman has his way, though, it might be impossible for some locals to catch this film at their neighborhood cinema. Joseph Flynn has sent a request to a chain of theaters operating in Sumter County, Fla., to remove D’Souza’s film from...
  • 'Clinton Cash' Documentary Set for Global Airing on Breitbart.com July 23 & 24

    07/24/2016 7:57:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    marketwired.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | unknown
    Clinton Cash, the documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as, "… the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle," will air on Breitbart.com at 8PM ET on Saturday and at 2PM and 8PM ET on Sunday (July 23-24). The film is scheduled to set the tone for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA (July 25-28). Breitbart.com is offering complimentary online access to the film with an email sign-up. The film, which MSNBC says is "devastating" and "powerfully connects the dots," reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being "dead...
  • The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Wants To Overturn 'Citizens United'

    09/22/2015 9:54:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 22, 2015 | George Leef
    Hillary Clinton’s stumbling campaign for the White House is geared to take advantage of voter ignorance at every turn: ignorance about the government’s ability to promote prosperity, ignorance about the impact of minimum wage laws, ignorance about the damage done by her policies while serving as Secretary of State, and – the point of this piece – ignorance about the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Leftist politicians from Barack Obama down have created a mythology that Citizens United was a disastrous decision because it allows big, rich, right-wing corporations to buy our elections. Hillary...
  • Katie Couric says sorry for 'misleading' edit in gun rights documentary

    05/31/2016 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lois Beckett
    Katie Couric apologized on Monday after days of criticism about a “misleading” edit in her new documentary that made gun rights advocates “appear to be speechless” when asked a simple question about gun control. “I take responsibility,” the news anchor wrote in a statement on the website for Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in America that she narrated and produced.
  • GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary”

    05/30/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gadsten Guns Blog ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Kitty
    GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary” By Kitty on May 27, 2016 Katie Couric has been exposed as a fraud over the current GunGate debacle, and since Gadsden Guns owner Pat Webb was one of the parties whose answers were altered in the so-called documentary, we feel it’s our duty to speak out and share the truth about what really happened.GunGate – How it Happened Under the guise of documentary journalism, pro-gun activists were interviewed by Katie Couric in order to “provide varied viewpoints.”In fact, those are some of the exact words that were included in the...
  • Katie Couric Regrets ‘Poor Decision’ to Insert Pause in Gun Documentary Interview

    05/26/2016 5:55:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 93 replies
    The WRAP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    Katie Couric is upset that an eight-second pause inserted into an interview she did with gun rights activists in the documentary “Under the Gun” has drawn criticism, calling the edit an “unnecessary mistake,” according to an individual with knowledge of her thinking. The individual spoke to TheWrap and said that director Stephanie Soechtig inserted the pause, which critics are calling an example of “deceptive” and “appalling journalism.” “This was an unnecessary mistake,” the individual told TheWrap. “It did not represent editing someone’s sentences, there was no factual error, this is not a mistake that is a substantive mistake. It could...
  • Unethical journalism: Couric alters words of VCDL members

    05/23/2016 12:44:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert ^ | 5-23-16 | Philip Van Cleave
    “Creative” editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called “Under the Gun” - and I have PROOF. VCDL APPROACHED TO BE PART OF A “DOCUMENTARY” I received an email in March of 2015 from Kristin Lazure, a producer for Atlas Films, asking if VCDL would be part of "a documentary about the gun violence prevention movement in America.” In the email, Kristin said, "Some of the storylines we're exploring include the legislative process on the federal and state...
  • A Movie for Clintonites

    05/19/2016 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    A couple of weeks ago I heard the National Symphony Orchestra perform Dmitri Shostakovich's symphony commemorating war and revolution, his Symphony No. 11. There was not much lyricism to it, not even a dulcet tune one could whistle while leaving the symphony hall. It was ominous rumbling and groaning, the tympani madly thundering away. Nonetheless, it was very affecting. After all, the 1957 work commemorated Russia's events on the road to the Bolshevik Revolution. Rumble on. Rumble on. Last week, I saw a documentary of recent events and became overwhelmed with similar rumbling and groaning from the movie's soundtrack. It...
  • First look at explosive Hillary documentary, ‘Clinton Cash’

    05/18/2016 1:19:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 17, May, 2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    Hillary Clinton says that when she and her husband moved out of the White House 15 years ago, they were “dead broke.” Today, they’re worth more than $150 million. In the new documentary “Clinton Cash,” it becomes all too clear how the former first couple went from rags to filthy rich — with the emphasis on filthy. As the movie shows, the Clintons are political Teflon dons compared with another Beltway power couple, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The McDonnells were convicted of accepting more than $150,000 in gifts from a businessman while the governor was...
  • Lydie Denier former fiancée of Ambassador Chris Stevens destroys Hillary VIDEO

    05/11/2016 6:33:28 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 93 replies
    Lydie Denier was the fiancée of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Isn’t it amazing that after nearly four years, the media hasn’t reported one story about the family of Ambassador Chris Steven who was left to die in Benghazi thanks to Hillary Clinton and Obama. Finally, Lydie Denier former fiancée of Ambassador Chris Stevens is being heard from. Denier was interviewed by Steve Malzberg and she didn’t hold anything back blasting Hillary Clinton.
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ Doc Set To Stir Up Controversy As It Debuts At Cannes

    05/11/2016 7:45:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    msnbc ^ | 05/10/16 | Dana Kennedy
    CANNES, France — A massive police force will be guarding the Cannes Film Festival this year. But the only scuffle on the horizon may come in response to the right-wing producers of a devastating new documentary about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s alleged influence peddling and favor-trading. “Clinton Cash,” screens here May 16 and opens in the U.S. on July 24 — just before the Democratic National Convention. The allegations are as brazen as they are controversial: What other film would come up with a plot involving Russian President Vladimir Putin wrangling a deal with the alleged help of both Clintons,...
  • France restricts new documentary on Islamic terror to adults only

    01/28/2016 3:11:48 PM PST · by wtd · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2016
    France restricts new documentary on Islamic terror to adults onlyFrance has restricted access to a new documentary on radical Islam by giving it the French equivalent of an NC-17 film rating, The New York Times reports. The French Culture Ministry said Wednesday that "Salafistes," which explores life under Sharia law and the roots of extremist groups like ISIS and the Salafists, is inappropriate for minors due to "sometimes unbearable" scenes that are "degrading to human dignity," the newspaper adds. Only adults 18 and over will be able to see the film in theaters.
  • Dark Legacy: George [H.] Bush And The Murder Of John Kennedy

    01/02/2016 8:34:57 AM PST · by amorphous · 189 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2009 | John Hankey
    A thorough, documented, criminal indictment of George Herbert Walker Bush, establishing beyond a reasonable doubt his guilt as a supervisor in the conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy. You must see it to believe that former president George Herbert Walker Bush was connected to the assassination of JFK. Once you see this documentary though there should be no doubt in your mind that it's true. The evidence is overwhelming and as the author of this documentary, John Hankey says, "If we could present this evidence to a jury in Texas, he would pay with his life". Did you know that...
  • A 25-Year-Old Documentary Donald Trump Tried To Ban Was Finally Released

    08/02/2015 11:53:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 113 replies
    Celeb Cafe ^ | 8/2/2015 | Jonatan Hoffman
    However, 25 years later the themes of this film still resonate with Trump's character. A quarter of a century later, here it is. In 1988, Leonard Stern commissioned the film as part of a celebrity businessman series. Here's a Huffington Post piece about the documentary by its original writer, and here's the press release announcing the online debut-it appears that the film covers some allegations... Trump grew wealthy during the 80's, the start of the "me generation" of moneymakers, and the "decade of greed". In it, he was revealed to be "the opposite of a small-government conservative" and someone who'd...
  • Court Threatens Obama IRS Commissioner With Contempt (Weekly Update)

    08/01/2015 10:40:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. Judicial Watch Exposes Key Document in Government-Funded Race-Based Hawaii Separatist Vote Judicial Watch Partners with TheBlaze On Documentary On Border Narco-Terror Threat: “The Sun City Cell” Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. This was quite the week for those of us demanding that the Obama IRS be held accountable to the rule of law for its abuse of innocent taxpayers. We received more documents that expose more Obama administration misconduct and lies in the IRS scandal. And...
  • New documentary exposes Hollywood man-boy pedophile ring

    07/08/2015 4:27:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 7/6/2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media reports that An Open Secret, a new explosive documentary on Hollywood pedophiles opened on Friday night, July 3, 2015, at the Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street in New York City. On July 17, the film will open in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Directed by Amy Berg, An Open Secret exposes how pedophiles operate in Hollywood and cover up their crimes. Berg’s 2006 documentary on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophilia/pederasty, Deliver Us from Evil, was nominated for an Oscar. The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as “A...
  • Complete 6-part Revolutionary War series free on YouTube

    07/04/2015 9:18:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    PBS via YouTube (individual link to each episode provided)
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. _________________________ EPISODE 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" 1763-1774In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen...
  • Complete 6-part Revolutionary War series free on YouTube

    07/03/2015 3:15:41 PM PDT · by ETL · 33 replies
    YouTube (individual link to each episode provided)
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. _________________________ EPISODE 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" 1763-1774In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen...
  • President Obama Reflects on Race and His Upbringing

    06/19/2015 2:19:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | ARLETTE SAENZ
    President Obama reflected on growing up as a young black man and relayed the example he hopes to show other boys and young men of color in a new documentary. “I want every young man who sees me to know that I’m not that different from them. I wasn’t born into wealth. I wasn't born into fame. I made a lot of mistakes but I kept at it,” the president said in the Discovery documentary, “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper.” The president touted the work of the My Brother's Keeper initiative, which aims to help struggling boys and...
  • Amy Winehouse documentary premieres at Cannes, shows fame’s dark side

    05/17/2015 10:19:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Celebrity-worshipping Cannes got a sobering reminder of fame's dark side Saturday with "Amy," a powerful documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse. ... Winehouse was a global celebrity when she died in July 2011 of accidental alcohol poisoning at age 27. The sense that the singer foresaw her fate lends extra poignancy to the film, which is getting its world premiere at a Cannes midnight screening. ... Kapadia, who made the acclaimed documentary "Senna" about Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna - another star who died young - interviewed 80 of Winehouse's friends, family and collaborators for the film, layering their...
  • John Travolta breaks silence on ‘Going Clear’: 'Stop picking on Scientology!'

    04/07/2015 1:47:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/07/2015 | By Derrick Bryson Taylor
    In the wake of the explosive HBO documentary “Going Clear,” John Travolta has come to Scientology’s defense. The 61-year-old made it clear he has no plans to see the doc, which alleges the church has physically abused and blackmailed some of its members, among other questionable acts. “No I haven’t and I don’t really care to,” Travolta told the Tampa Bay Times when asked if he’ll see the film. He’s been a member of the church for more than 40 years and claims his experiences have been nothing but amazing. “I haven’t experienced anything that the hearsay has (claimed), so...
  • How Hard Can It Be? Homemade Rocket. Season 1, Episode 3

    04/05/2015 7:29:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16 October 2011 (USA) | Darlow Smithson Productions
    How hard can it be to send a rocket into space?...What we want to know is how big of a rocket can we make? We're going to start out with a simple toy like this, but then we're going to ramp that up to the biggest and nastiest thing we can whip up in three weeks. After all, it's only rocket science.
  • Remembering the ONE Who Died for Us and Those Who Still Suffer for Him

    04/05/2015 5:25:18 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Jesus called for His people to take up their cross and follow Him. For Middle East Christians, the cross is a reality. Christians are being crucified. As we observe Good Friday and the beginning of Passover, safe with our families, and as we celebrate Easter in the security of our churches, millions of Christians face persecution not seen since the early Church. Beheadings, crucifixions, and staged mass executions are abhorrently commonplace – on display for the world to see. Radical Islamic jihadists are targeting and terrorizing Christians throughout the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. This persecution cannot be ignored. It...
  • Durham couple trace origins of the Shroud of Turin — Video

    04/03/2015 11:57:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    WRAL TV ^ | April 2, 2015
    A TV interview with Dr. and Mrs. Alan Whanger on their investigations on the Shroud of Turin.Video at Link
  • Making Hernan’s story go viral

    03/26/2015 9:47:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/26/15 | Judi McLeod
    Among the countless tragedies that go by in fleeting moments on the streets of the hometowns of the world, Hernan’s is one that stands out unforgettably. In our own villages, towns and cities we all have a Hernan, or someone like him, but in the rush of everyday life, keep passing them by. The blind man with the tin cup, the homeless huddled in raggedy blankets, over city grates, the lost, lonely and the forlorn are sadly only fleeting moments in the lives of the perpetually purposeful and busy. Someone else will try to find out if there is any...
  • V.A. Crisis Call Center Documentary Wins Oscar

    02/23/2015 9:29:13 PM PST · by RonPaulLives · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | Breitbart
    The HBO documentary Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 picked up the Oscar for Best Short-Subject Documentary at Sunday night’s 87th annual Academy Awards. The 40-minute film follows staffers at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 24-hour call center as they speak with veterans experiencing emotional crises.
  • ‘American Sniper’ Targeted By Michael Moore; Says Shooters “Cowards”

    01/18/2015 7:30:44 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 109 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2015 | Dominic Patten
    ...While the controversy-generating doc director doesn’t like Sniper or snipers, he is a big supporter of fellow Best Picture nominee Selma..."
  • Inside Alfred Hitchcock’s Lost Holocaust Documentary

    01/18/2015 10:30:30 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1/17/2015 | Marlow Stern
    In 1945, Britain’s army film unit commissioned a sprawling doc on the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, supervised by Hitchcock. A new film explores the forgotten masterpiece. It is, perhaps, the greatest documentary never made. Back in 1945, Sidney Bernstein, the chief of the Psychological Warfare Film Section of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, was commissioned to create the definitive documentary chronicling the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. Bernstein’s aim was, in his words, to “prove one day that this had actually happened” and have it serve as “a lesson to all mankind as well as to the...
  • Tucsonans: See you tonight at The Loft for a Freeper's Movie (get-together afterwards)

    01/07/2015 1:53:12 PM PST · by lulu16 · 13 replies
    The Loft Cinema Tucson ^ | Jan. 7, 2015 | vanity
    Historian and documentarian Larry Schweikart will be at the theater for the 7:30 show, which happens also to be a freebie. So come and meet him and local conservative talk host Charles Heller, both who will go out for coffee after the screening with myself and a few others. Schweikart's movie is about the effect of rock and roll on the destruction of the Berlin Wall. You may also know him for his books, The Patriot's History of the United States.
  • Rockin The Wall (Free in Tucson) A Freeper's Film

    01/05/2015 10:19:02 AM PST · by lulu16 · 23 replies
    The Loft Cinema Tucson ^ | 01/ 05/ 15 | vanity
    Rockin' the Wall Studios began when noted history professor and best selling author Larry Schweikart contacted Hollywood filmmaker Marc Leif about producing a documentary based on a chapter of Professor Schweikart's then forthcoming book, Seven Events that Made America, America. The result was Rockin' the Wall, an independent documentary feature about how Rock 'n Roll helped bring about the fall of the Iron Curtain. The film was completed one year after that first conversation and in distribution about six weeks after that; an absolutely astounding record for an independent film. Immediately after came the start of the sequel, Other Walls...
  • ‘Life Itself,’ a Documentary: ‘Life Itself,’ a Film About Roger Ebert, Airs on CNN (tonight)

    01/04/2015 12:09:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 3, 2015 | Neil Genzlinger
    A simple biography of the film critic Roger Ebert would have made for a full documentary, but the director Steve James set the bar much higher with “Life Itself.” The film, receiving its television premiere Sunday night on CNN, covers the life and career of Mr. Ebert, who died in 2013 ...
  • Documentary confirms Michael Rockefeller was eaten by cannibals

    12/23/2014 12:39:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 174 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Richard Johnson
    The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller” Feb. 1 when Netflix releases the documentary on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The film confirms what The Post reported in 1968: Cannibals devoured the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
  • Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (full video 1:33:40)

    10/22/2014 12:57:05 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    Snag Films ^ | 10/22/2014 | Snag Films
    Video Link Here Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Peter Kuran and narrated by William Shatner. Using restored archive footage, the film traces the development of nuclear weapons and their testing, from America's Trinity test of 1945 (hence the title) to the first Chinese atomic bomb test in 1964. Kuran's commentary on the DVD version claims that the DVD replaces some of the original footage with better-quality versions. There are some short special effects sequences too.
  • New Documentary Exposes Leftist Big Money Underground

    10/19/2014 9:04:59 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 24 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Free at last! I’m silent no more. Now, the story can be told. Democrats here in my adopted state of Colorado did not want the new political documentary I hosted to see the light of day. They lost. This week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency injunction declaring that our movie deserved the same free-speech rights as a “traditional” (translation: old-guard liberal) news organization. “Rocky Mountain Heist,” produced by David Bossie’s Citizens United and directed by Jason Killian Meath, tells the story of how a wealthy quartet of liberal millionaires and billionaires in Colorado — known as...
  • Ken Burns's TV documentary on the Roosevelts has the epic scale of Tolstoy

    09/07/2014 7:43:57 PM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/6/2014 | Geoff Dyer
    The film-maker's 14-hour marathon has a psychological subtlety and depth unprecedented on television. ... It's Ken Burns's documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a masterpiece even by his standards. The Civil War (1990) was hailed as the best series of its kind since The World at War. In a way, it was even more impressive since the absence of moving images meant that Burns had to rely entirely on photographs – an inventive necessity that has become one of his trademarks.
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Will Have Some Conservatives Yearning For Michael Moore's

    07/21/2014 5:24:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/21/2014 | John Tamny
    Back in 2010, and amid some of the worst economic times of Barack Obama’s failed presidency, I lunched with an entrepreneur whose signage business was booming both domestically and globally. I asked this person how he thrived despite all the political barriers to growth, and he said “I’m way too smart for Obama, and I’ll always work around him.” The entrepreneur’s confident response came to mind as I watched Dinesh D’Souza’s latest documentary, America: Imagine the World Without Her. D’Souza properly loves the U.S., as does this writer, but his documentaries (the other was 2016: Obama’s America, released to much...
  • Reporter who survived Somalia kidnapping connects with former attacker on Facebook

    07/01/2014 7:28:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7-1-2014 | MEG WAGNER
    Islamic fundamentalists abducted the freelance reporter in August 2008, and she was released 460 days later. Just months after surviving the ordeal, she established a non-profit to provide education to girls in Somalia. "The fact that they know about the work I'm doing now," she said. "That I have chosen compassion, that they could see that they didn't break me — that's the best justice I could have." A Hollywood production company announced last week that it bought the rights to Lindhout's bestselling memoir, "A House in the Sky."
  • Flashback: "Runaway Slave" Documentary Calls Americans to Run From Tyranny

    04/27/2014 8:35:09 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | Kelly Holt | 15 October 2012
    Pastor C.L. Bryant hosts Runaway Slave, a documentary about modern day enslavement to the tyranny of government, urging a run away toward freedom. Youtube: Runaway Slave - Movie Teaserhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55aujTwuJY8 "Runaway Slave" Documentary Calls Americans to Run From TyrannyThe New American 15 October 2012 Someone has finally produced a documentary challenging the dominant thinking in America about race, particularly the notion that the Welfare State helps emancipate minorities from the slavery of poverty. In partnership with FreedomWorks and Ground Floor Video, black leader C.L. Bryant, a former NAACP chapter leader and Democrat liberal, has produced Runaway Slave. This 108-minute film...
  • BUILDING THE MACHINE - The Common Core Documentary - MUST SEE!

    03/31/2014 6:41:08 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 25 replies
    HSLDA ^ | March 31, 2014
    An excellent summary of the history and character of the Common Core. Every conservative should take the forty minutes to watch this. Be informed!
  • DINESH D'SOUZA: WAIT UNTIL PRESIDENT OBAMA SEES MY NEW FILM

    03/08/2014 6:43:04 AM PST · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Mar 2014 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza,director and co-writer of the highly successful documentary 2016: Obama's America, told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that "after we did 2016, President Obama was very upset... If he was upset about that film, wait 'til he sees the new one." D'Souza's new movie, America, produced by Oscar winner Gerald Molen and John Sullivan, will debut in July. D'Souza was indicted for violating federal election laws in January by the Department of Justice. Many saw the move as pure political payback against an outspoken critic of President Obama. On Tuesday, D'Souza appeared in court with...
  • In new film, a dramatic look at Mitt Romney's loss of confidence

    01/18/2014 4:27:38 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 126 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2014 | Byron York
    A new documentary about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The film, "Mitt," is an extraordinarily intimate look at the former Massachusetts governor as he ran for president twice, in 2008 and 2012. Director Greg Whiteley had impressed Romney with his 2005 documentary "New York Doll," which brilliantly chronicled a broken-down rock musician's conversion to Mormonism, and for the new film, Romney gave Whiteley unprecedented freedom to record behind-the-scenes moments as the candidate and his family endured the trials of two presidential campaigns..... the old lack of confidence came out again...
  • The greatest raid of all...

    01/03/2014 4:33:31 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/27/13 | Jeremy Clarkson
    THE GREATEST RAID OF ALL "What a story it is, straight out of a Commando comic book." the guardian Jeremy Clarkson tells the story of one of the most daring operations of World War II -- the Commando raid on the German occupied dry dock at St. Nazaire in France on 28th March 1942.
  • Blackfish

    12/13/2013 8:33:00 PM PST · by DubbleBlubble · 10 replies
    This fascinating documentary examines the life of performing killer whale Tilikum -- who has caused the deaths of several people while in captivity -- and questions the safety and humaneness of confining these intelligent creatures.
  • Media's Emotional Reaction to Gun Tragedies Fueled 2nd Amendment Doc

    11/27/2013 2:29:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 26 November, 2013 | Kris Koenig
    When Anita Ingrao and I started to create Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire, it was to be produced for local television and not a feature-length film. We never intended to take on the history of the 2nd Amendment and the debate on guns in our society, but our production timeline intersected with the tragic events of Aurora and Newtown shootings. The emotional reactions of the media and those by government officials surrounding events directly related to mental health problems illustrated the need for a logical, fact-based film on guns in America. The genesis of the film came during the production...
  • Portland’s Congressman Kind Of Thought Portlandia Was a Documentary

    11/15/2013 5:35:27 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | November 15, 2013 4:05 PM | By Betsy Woodruff
    "Representative Earl Blumenauer, whose congressional district includes most of Portland, Ore., told National Review Online today that a TV show skewering his city seemed pretty realistic to him. The third season of Portlandia, a sketch comedy that pokes fun at hipsters, progressives, and other West Coast denizens, is now on Netflix if you need something to binge-watch. And if you’re like Blumenauer, who often sports a bow tie and a bright-green bicycle lapel pin, you might forget it’s satire. I asked him today before the Upton vote if he watches the show. He simply said, “Those are my people.” “It was the first three episodes...
  • Documentary: Fear and stress define life under drones (est. 900 killed, 600 injured since 2004)

    10/28/2013 6:34:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/28/13 | Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
    Last week, Amnesty International released a report on U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, concluding that as many as 900 civilians might have been killed and 600 seriously injured in the attacks since 2004, when the controversial program began. The United States launched between 330 to 374 drone strikes in Pakistan between 2004 and September 2013, according to the report. And those strikes have created a culture of fear on the ground. "I wasn't scared of drones before," Nabeela, an 8-year-old whose grandmother, Mamana Bibi, was killed by a 2012 drone strike, says in the report. "But now when they fly...