Docs Get Another TV Downgrade. OWN Lets Its Doc Club Die

The Oprah Winfrey Network recently acquired “RUNNING FROM CRAZY,” an interesting looking film about mental illness and the Hemingway family, but the network has also signaled that it would have less airtime set aside for documentaries, according to realscreen. The…

‘THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS’: Genius Playwright Drives Off a Bridge

A delicate portrait of an artist as a young man who experiences a horrible accident. As the man, Oakley (Tad) Hall III, had influenced many, his fall did as well. But his rise is a terrific thing to watch. The…

Alex Gibney Doc on Lance Armstrong in Post Production

ALEX GIBNEY’S powerhouse of a documentary studio, Jigsaw Productions, is nearly finished with “LANCE ARMSTRONG: THE ROAD BACK.” It documents his 2009 comeback competing in the Tour de France. In light of the cyclist’s pending doping confession, to be broadcast…

‘How to Make Money Selling Drugs’ Has Tabloid Feel But It Delivers

Not having seen Eugene Jareki’s “The House I Live In,” the other anti-drug war doc released in 2012, I can only say that it’s got a high bar if it aims to better “How to Make Money Selling Drugs.” It…

‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Wins Top Award from IDA

A documentary that unwinds a mystery took the top prize at the International Documentary Association Awards on Dec. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles at the Director’s Guild of America. “SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN” beat out Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and…

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