In ‘Weed & Wine’ Meet Two Artisan Families, One makes French Wine, the Other California Cannabis

By Gregory Crofton The documentary “Weed & Wine,” a selection at this year’s DOC NYC, is part of its director’s mission to help normalize the marijuana business. Rebecca Richman Cohen’s new film juxtaposes the daily lives of a long-time wine…

Directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert Talk about their Oscar-nominated ‘American Factory’

Barack and Michelle Obama picked the film “American Factory” to be the first film backed by their company Higher Ground. Now the film is Oscar nominated for Best Documentary Feature and available on Netflix.  Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviews…

Roy Cohn is Dead, But He Still Put Trump in Office

By Gregory Crofton “Where is My Roy Cohn?” is a new documentary by Matt Tyrnauer (Studio 54, Valentino: The Last Emperor) that aims to map out how America arrived at a place where its democracy is being shredded by President…

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…

Aretha Franklin in ‘AMAZING GRACE’ as Directed by the Late, Great Sydney Pollack

In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded her biggest selling album “Amazing Grace” as a live gospel performance over two nights at a Los Angeles church, under the direction of Reverend James Cleveland. The event was recorded by camera crews led by…

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