Documentary of the Month

‘EARTHRISE’: A First Glimpse of Our Magnificent Earth as Seen from the Moon

By Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Mr. Vaughan-Lee is a documentary filmmaker. On Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla. The astronaut crew — Frank Borman, Bill…

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UNCOVER: Escaping NXIVM

Sarah Edmondson is a high-level member of a self-help group called NXIVM, but an invitation to join a secret women’s group called DOS leads her to do something she later regrets. (Source:…

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Tame Impala: The Undeniable Brilliance of Kevin Parker

In just under a decade, Tame Impala has gone from an adored psychedelic project to…

An Op-Doc from The New York Times about a farm in Sasketchewan.
Holding on to the Farm

By Lewis Bennett Mr. Bennett is a documentary filmmaker. Oct. 9, 2018 To make this…

A new Op-Doc from The New York Times about how astronauts first saw the Earth from the Moon.
‘EARTHRISE’: A First Glimpse of Our Magnificent Earth as Seen from the Moon

By Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Mr. Vaughan-Lee is a documentary filmmaker. On Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8…

The Sound and The Story: Matt Pike and Jeff Matz of the band High on Fire

“I always knew music would be what I did for a living,” says Pike. This…

Trump’s Road to the White House

An investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency — and what…