DOC NYC Festival Highlights: ‘Crazy, Not Insane,’ ‘The Dissident,’ ‘Belushi’ and ‘Zappa’

By Gregory Crofton DOC NYC This year the largest documentary film festival in the country is available to everyone with access to a computer. The Covid-19 global pandemic forced DOC NYC, typically screened in New York City theaters, to go…

New Showtime Khashoggi Documentary ‘Kingdom of Silence’ is Streaming Free on YouTube

A political thriller examining the complex relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. How the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi amplified entanglements between the two countries. The film shines new light on Khashoggi’s remarkable journey. From the…

Director Alex Gibney Interviewed on WestDoc Online

The WestDoc Conference started in 2009 as a three-day networking conference for documentary filmmakers. It’s morphed into a collection of online interviews with prominent doc filmmakers. The bi-weekly series is distributed by Realscreen’s newsletter. Host Chuck Braverman interviews Alex Gibney…

Director Alex Gibney on how Theranos Fooled Silicon Valley

HBO’s documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley” looks at the case of Elizabeth Holmes. She created the company Theranos, which promised to revolutionize the field of blood-testing. The company swiftly rose to be valued at billions of…

The Secret Cyberwar is Here: Director Alex Gibney on ‘ZERO DAYS’ Documentary

“The potential for enormous destruction and loss of life is palpable when it comes to cyberweapons,” says Alex Gibney, director of the new film Zero Days, which delves into the creation, deployment, and implications of the Stuxnet virus. Stuxnet, a…

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