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'9-man' Film Explores the Little-Known History of a Chinese-American Sport

‘9-man’ Film Explores the Little-Known History of a Chinese-American Sport

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2014, 12:30PM

Ostensibly a film about a variation on volleyball, “9-man” tackles race, identity, and masculinity head on.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Society, Sports

HBO's James Brown Doc Features Tons of Unseen Footage

HBO’s James Brown Doc Features Tons of Unseen Footage

by Jamilah King on September 5 2014, 1:34PM

“Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” will premiere on HBO on October 27 at 9 p.m.

Topics: Culture

Why Are There So Few Mainstream Asian-American Rappers?

Why Are There So Few Mainstream Asian-American Rappers?

by Jamilah King on June 6 2014, 3:49PM

A new film tries to uncover answers.

Topics: Culture

'Lucky' Gives a Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Homeless Mom

‘Lucky’ Gives a Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Homeless Mom

by Von Diaz on December 2 2013, 7:00AM

A new documentary by first-time filmmaker Laura Checkoway gives a gritty and provactive portrait of one woman’s survival story.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

These Five Oscar-Qualifying Films Were Directed by Black Women

These Five Oscar-Qualifying Films Were Directed by Black Women

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 10:23AM

There are at least five feature documentaries directed by black women qualifying for Academy Award consideration.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

M.I.A.'s Documentary is Back on Track, Here's a Teaser

M.I.A.’s Documentary is Back on Track, Here’s a Teaser

by Jamilah King on November 6 2013, 11:02AM

Over the summer the singer claimed that the film had been blacklisted.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Byron Hurt Among Firelight Media's $70k Film Grantees

Byron Hurt Among Firelight Media’s $70k Film Grantees

by Jamilah King on November 1 2013, 3:05PM

Hurt is among winners of prize money for filmmakers of color

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Epic Documentary Charts Past Decade of Immigration Reform

Epic Documentary Charts Past Decade of Immigration Reform

by Von Diaz on September 27 2013, 3:58PM

Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson’s new nine-part documentary premiers at the New York Film Festival on October 11.

Topics: /NOW

'Latino Americans' Debuts on PBS

‘Latino Americans’ Debuts on PBS

by Von Diaz on September 18 2013, 10:01AM

This six-hour documentary chronicles the emergence of Latino communities in the U.S.

Topics: /NOW

Beautifully Edited, Totally Wrong: How Filmmakers Missed the Mark with 'Detropia'

Beautifully Edited, Totally Wrong: How Filmmakers Missed the Mark with ‘Detropia’

by Jamilah King on June 19 2013, 9:26AM

It shouldn’t be that hard to talk about race and the Motor City.

Topics: /NOW

Watch: HBO's 'Gideon's Army' Follows Public Defenders in the Deep South

Watch: HBO’s ‘Gideon’s Army’ Follows Public Defenders in the Deep South

by Jamilah King on June 3 2013, 1:54PM

Despite a landmark Supreme Court ruling over 50 years ago, racial inequality colors the fight for justice in America. A new documentary provides a few first-hand accounts.

Topics: /NOW

Formerly Undocumented Teen Inocente Recognized On Oscar Stage

Formerly Undocumented Teen Inocente Recognized On Oscar Stage

by Jorge Rivas on February 25 2013, 10:22AM

Watch the short documentary “Inocente” about a homeless undocumented teen on Colorlines.com

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé's HBO Doc Most Watched Since Katrina Series

Beyoncé’s HBO Doc Most Watched Since Katrina Series

by Jorge Rivas on February 20 2013, 11:47AM

Bey’s doc has become the most-watched documentary in nearly 10 years on the network.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

10 Sundance Festival Films You Should Know About

10 Sundance Festival Films You Should Know About

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 2:36PM

The 11-day festival will showcase 119 feature films and documentaries that range from a drama based on Oscar Grant’s last 24-hours to a short film that follows real life high-rise window washers in Chicago.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

by Jorge Rivas on January 14 2013, 3:45PM

You can watch the short-documentary nominated for an Oscar online.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Trailer for Jay-Z, Will and Jada Smith's 'Free Angela' Doc

Watch Trailer for Jay-Z, Will and Jada Smith’s ‘Free Angela’ Doc

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 11:43AM

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation have officially come on-board as executive producers of Shola Lynch’s Angela Davis documentary, “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New York City's Global Love For Pick-Up Basketball Comes Home

New York City’s Global Love For Pick-Up Basketball Comes Home

by Jamilah King on August 31 2012, 10:03AM

A new documentary showcases the magic of the game and the people who play it.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Anti-Obama Documentary ‘2016: Obama’s America’ Breaks Box Office Records, #1 Conservative Doc Ever

by Jorge Rivas on August 27 2012, 4:04PM

The anti-Obama documentary is now the #1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary and comes in as number 8 on the list of highest grossing political documentaries of all time.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Spike Lee Releases Clip From his Michael Jackson Documentary 'Bad 25'

Spike Lee Releases Clip From his Michael Jackson Documentary ‘Bad 25’

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 1:32PM

Film focuses on the King of Pop’s groundbreaking album “Bad.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Janet Jackson To Produce Transgender 'Truth' Film

Janet Jackson To Produce Transgender ‘Truth’ Film

by Jorge Rivas on June 5 2012, 2:39PM

Superstar entertainer Janet Jackson is set to executive-produce a documentary that will help “stop the hate and find understanding” toward transgender people.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

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