Director Michael Arthur examines how a religion/internet meme gained a surprisingly large cult following in his new documentary, "I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story."
Michelle Obama pens sentimental note to fans about the release of her 'Becoming' documentary amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Renowned documentary festival Sheffield Doc/Fest has pulled a screening of a film about former Rolling Stones guitarist Bill Wyman.
Talking at a press event for his new documentary series Our Planet which launches on Netflix Friday, the veteran broadcaster said it was our oceans that were most at risk from climate change.
Hulu's Fyre Fraud documentary is set to go global after eOne secured the international rights to the feature-length film. The distributor has taken the international rights to the doc, which told the explosive story of the failed festival and its founder, con-man Billy MacFarland. While Hulu got first drop on Netflix by releasing Fyre Fraud ahead of its rival's Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, the latter was able to be watched internationally, whereas Hulu's…
The first five years of David Bowie's career is to be the focus of a new documentary for the BBC – the third in a trilogy of docs about the Star Man singer. <em>David Bowie: The First Five Years</em> will launch on the British public broadcaster's BBC Two channel in 2019. It follows <em>David Bowie: The Last Five Years</em>, which was acquired by HBO, and <em>David Bowie: Five Years</em> in 2013. All three are produced and directed by Francis Whately. Coming 50 years after the release of <em>Space Oddit…</em>
Netflix is keeping it all in the family for its new documentary on Quincy Jones, directed by Alan Hicks and the jazz musician’s daughter Rashida Jones. The streaming giant announced Wednesday that the doc, titled “Quincy,” will debut on Netflix Sept. 21. “Quincy” will explore Quincy Jones’ life and career through a combination of modern […]
Three Russian nationals killed in the Central African Republic late Monday are believed to be prominent documentary filmmaker Alexander Rastorguyev, cameraman Kirill Radchenko and journalist Orkhan Dzhemal. The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the men found dead about 300 kilometers from the capital of Bangui had ID cards on them bearing those names. The trio’s driver has told Reuters they were ambushed by armed men outside the town of Sibut. Rastorguyev’s…
Neon has acquired worldwide rights to “Sharp Edges,” a 1986 documentary about Tonya Harding competing at the National Figure Skating Championships at the age of 15. Yale University student Sandra Luckow made the film as part of her senior thesis. It follows Harding going to her first National Figure Skating Championships, where she placed sixth. […]
The 2017 luxury music festival that seemed too good to be true and ultimately became a disaster is the subject of a new Hulu docuseries. It will stream the untitled project about the Fyre Festival and produce along with the Cinemart, <i>Billboard</i> and <i>Mic. </i> Set for a 2019 premiere, the series recounts the events leading up to and during the Bahamian festival, as well as its eventual collapse and aftermath. The show will feature interviews with inside sources ranging from…
Exclusive peek at 'Step,' documentary about a high-school team of young women from Baltimore school traveling to national competition, striving for goals
A documentary on Tupac Shakur has been authorized by the estate of the late rapper with “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen on board. The announcement was made Tuesday by estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur to release her son’s posthumous projects. Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/steve-mcqueen-tupac-shakur-documentary-1202421548/" title="Read Steve McQueen to Direct Tupac Shakur Documentary">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
A new Usain Bolt documentary ‘I Am Bolt’ is coming to cinemas around the world of 28 November, and Yahoo is thrilled to bring you the exclusive first look at the film’s debut trailer. Shot on location in Beijing, London, Rio, Germany and London, ‘I Am Bolt’ has been produced by Fulwell 73 (the team behind ‘Class of ‘92’) with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the man himself.
“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” may be available on Hulu, but many die-hard fans of the Fab Four still prefer to see John, Ringo, George, and Paul on the big screen. After two weeks in theaters, the look at the legendary rock band on the road, has earned $1.5 million. That’s a hefty result... <a href="http://variety.com/2016/film/news/beatles-eight-days-a-week-ron-howard-documentary-1201871901/" title="Read How Ron Howard’s Beatles Documentary Became a Breakout Hit">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>