Documentaries

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 1961 file photo, Elijah Muhammad, founder and head of the Nation of Islam, right, introduces Malcolm X in Chicago. A Smithsonian Channel series, "The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X,” examining the life of civil right leader Malcolm X, follows the advocate’s changing philosophy using his own words as a Nation of Islam surrogate to a figure seeking to build coalitions during the tumultuous 1960s civil rights era. (AP Photo/Paul Cannon, File)
February 23, 2018 - 10:25 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Smithsonian Channel series is examining the life of civil right leader Malcolm X through rare footage from his rallies, speeches and media interviews. "The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X," scheduled to premiere at 8 p.m. Eastern on Monday, follows the advocate's changing...
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Director Don Argott, left, and Dan Reynolds pose for a portrait to promote the film, "Believer", at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Park City, Utah. The Mormon frontman of the Imagine Dragons rock band hopes the Sundance Film Festival documentary that follows his journey to becoming an advocate for LGBT Mormon youth triggers real change by his religion’s leaders and puts an end to what he calls shaming of gay and lesbian kids in the religion. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 24, 2018 - 4:49 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Mormon front man of the rock band Imagine Dragons hopes the Sundance Film Festival documentary that follows his journey to becoming an advocate for LGBT Mormon youth triggers real change by his church's leaders and puts an end to what he calls "shaming" of gay and lesbian...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, halfpipe skier Torin Yater-Wallace poses for a portrait at the U.S. team media summit in Park City, Utah. In spite of many obstacles in his life, Yater-Wallace is on the precipice of making another U.S. Olympic team. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 12, 2018 - 9:59 pm
Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: his family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and watching him compete in the halfpipe. His journey there has been much more complicated. The family has been through so much over the years — from dad serving time...
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FILE- In this Jan. 26, 1986, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka is carried off the field by Steve McMichael, left, and William Perry after the Bears defeated the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans. Argue all you want about which is the best team in NFL annals. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has opted for the 1985 Chicago Bears. The Canton shrine will premiere "85: THE GREATEST TEAM IN FOOTBALL HISTORY" on Jan. 3. It will then hit theaters nationwide on Jan. 29. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)
December 22, 2017 - 2:32 pm
Argue all you want about which is the best team in NFL annals. A new documentary is offering up one option: the 1985 Chicago Bears. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will premiere "85: The Greatest Team in Football History" on Jan. 3. It will then hit theaters nationwide on Jan. 29. The documentary...
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December 13, 2017 - 12:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The first feature-length documentary about the Boston Marathon is getting a global run. Lionsgate said Tuesday it has released "Boston" in 96 countries. It says the Jon Dunham film is also now available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and other platforms. Matt Damon narrates the movie...
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December 12, 2017 - 12:48 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Brown, who molded the modern image of surfer as seeker and transformed the sport with his 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer," has died He was 80. Alex Mecl, general manager of Bruce Brown Films, said Brown died of natural causes in Santa Barbara, California on...
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In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, actress Margot Robbie, a cast member in the film "I, Tonya," poses for a portrait at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. The film tells the story of the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding from youth to middle age, including the infamous assault on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 12:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Screenwriter Steven Rogers was watching a documentary about the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding not too long ago and thinking about big ideas of class and abuse and the media and truth that were all tied up in her story. The media at the time, he said, took that bizarre...
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FILE - This Aug. 14, 2017 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Charles Manson. A legal battle has arisen for his remains and belongings since his death Nov. 19 of natural causes at the age of 83. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
December 06, 2017 - 6:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The body of murder mastermind Charles Manson was barely cold when competing bids began for his remains and belongings among relatives and longtime associates. Their plans have not been divulged, but some fear they might create a shrine for those who are still fascinated by...
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This April 26, 2016, photo provided by Woodland Park Productions, LLC shows Jersey Hammerheads swimmer Michael McQuay and his father and coach, Mike, during the filming of a documentary at a sectional swim meet for the Special Olympics in Neptune, N.J. Michael McQuay and his parents boldly defy the grim prognosis that doctors delivered to McQuay’s parents nearly 15 years ago. Autism would prevent McQuay from ever walking, they said. He would never talk or be able to perform the most basic of tasks. Michael and his Jersey Hammerheads teammates are the subject of an inspiring documentary called “Swim Team,” directed by Short Hills-based Lara Stolman. (Nicole Chan/Woodland Park Productions, LLC via AP)
June 30, 2017 - 12:03 pm
METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — Every dive into the pool is a victory for Michael McQuay. Each breaststroke. Each backstroke. Each freestyle relay. They all boldly defy the grim prognosis that doctors delivered to McQuay's parents nearly 15 years ago. Autism would prevent McQuay from ever walking, they said...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2016, file photo, NBA player LeBron James speaks at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. LeBron James will help tell a story he’s still shaping. The Cavaliers superstar is teaming with Showtime on a documentary that will examine the NBA and the league’s impact on popular culture worldwide. James, who has been producing TV and movie projects for several years, will serve as an executive producer on the project with long-time business partner Maverick Carter. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 28, 2017 - 3:56 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James will help tell a story he's still shaping. The Cavaliers superstar is teaming with Showtime on a documentary that will examine the modern NBA and the league's impact on popular culture. James, who has been producing TV and movie projects for several years, will serve...
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