‘The Devil And Father Amorth’ Review: William Friedkin’s Docu Look At A Real Exorcism Is Perfect Companion To His 1973 Horror Classic

In a chilling new documentary, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin returns to the roots of one of the most successful horror films of all time, his frightening film of William Peter Blatty’s bestseller The Exorcist. That 1973 classic had audi…

In a chilling new documentary, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin returns to the roots of one of the most successful horror films of all time, his frightening film of William Peter Blatty’s bestseller The ExorcistThat 1973 classic had audiences fainting in their seats, became a box office sensation and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and won two. But that film was fiction. As I say in my video review (click the link above to watch), his…

Tracey Martin & Sybrina Fulton, Parents Of Trayvon Martin, Hope To Effect Change With ‘Rest In Power’ — Tribeca Studio

Seeing their teenage son Trayvon Martin gunned down in 2012 by George Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer—who claimed “self defense,” and was ultimately acquitted of all charges related to Martin’s murder—Tra…

Seeing their teenage son Trayvon Martin gunned down in 2012 by George Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer—who claimed “self defense,” and was ultimately acquitted of all charges related to Martin’s murder—Tracey Martin and Sybrina Fulton did what anyone in such a tragic situation might do. They grieved, and they sought to process their experience. Writing their own book, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, the pair were able to retain a sense…

‘Songwriter’ Director Murray Cummings On Evolution In Ed Sheeran’s Songwriting Process — Tribeca Studio

Setting his sights on the songwriting process of Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheehan with Songwriter—his feature debut, which screened at the Berlin International Film Festival before moving on to Tribeca—Murray Cummings&#8217…

Setting his sights on the songwriting process of Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheehan with Songwriter—his feature debut, which screened at the Berlin International Film Festival before moving on to Tribeca—Murray Cummings’ documentary came about as unusually and organically as any could. The Songwriter journey began with a family connection, Cummings being Sheeran’s cousin. “Our family's really close, so all the way through growing up, we would hang out and…

‘Hula Girl’ Short Doc, Reminiscent Of ‘The Founder’, Stars 94-Year-Old Who Is Still Hula Hooping

The late Wayne Deforest Anderson and Joan Anderson, now 94 and the oldest person featured in a film at Tribeca, were the couple who brought the original bamboo Hula Hoop to this country from Joan’s native country of Australia. In 1958, there was a handshake deal made with a Wham-O executive who was, at the time, a friend. That “friend” then went on to manufacture and monetize it, giving neither credit nor funds to the Anderson’s.
Sounds like Wham-O had their own version…

The late Wayne Deforest Anderson and Joan Anderson, now 94 and the oldest person featured in a film at Tribeca, were the couple who brought the original bamboo Hula Hoop to this country from Joan’s native country of Australia. In 1958, there was a handshake deal made with a Wham-O executive who was, at the time, a friend. That “friend” then went on to manufacture and monetize it, giving neither credit nor funds to the Anderson’s. Sounds like Wham-O had their own version…

Harvey Weinstein Doc ‘The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret’ To Premiere At Hot Docs

In 2010, filmmaker Barry Avrich wrote, directed and produced Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project, a documentary about the micro-managing, hair-trigger tempered but ultimately genius Hollywood producer. Now Avrich and producer Melissa Hood‘s new documentary The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret will have its world premiere at the 25th Hot Docs Film Festival. It will bow as part of the festival’s Special Presentations program
Avrich’s new feature length…

In 2010, filmmaker Barry Avrich wrote, directed and produced Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project, a documentary about the micro-managing, hair-trigger tempered but ultimately genius Hollywood producer. Now Avrich and producer Melissa Hood's new documentary The Reckoning: Hollywood's Worst Kept Secret will have its world premiere at the 25th Hot Docs Film Festival. It will bow as part of the festival’s Special Presentations program Avrich’s new feature length…

Hulu Sets Docuseries On Frye Festival Debacle

The 2017 luxury music festival that seemed too good to be true and ultimately became a disaster is the subject of a new Hulu docuseries. It will stream the untitled project about the Frye Festival and produce along with the Cinemart, Billboard and Mic. 
Set for a 2019 premiere, the series recounts the events leading up to and during the Bahamian festival, as well as its eventual collapse and aftermath. The show will feature interviews with inside sources ranging from…

The 2017 luxury music festival that seemed too good to be true and ultimately became a disaster is the subject of a new Hulu docuseries. It will stream the untitled project about the Frye Festival and produce along with the Cinemart, Billboard and Mic.  Set for a 2019 premiere, the series recounts the events leading up to and during the Bahamian festival, as well as its eventual collapse and aftermath. The show will feature interviews with inside sources ranging from…

PBS Dominates Peabody Awards For Documentaries With Five Of Nine Winners

While Netflix and Spike projects were among the winners of Peabody Awards for documentary, the category was dominated by PBS, whose titles took five of the nine total prizes.
The honorees include “stories that give insight to the lingering grief of communities after mass shootings, the impact of climate change on Earth’s oceans, and young activists fighting for a path to citizenship,” the organization said in announcing the prizes. The Peabody Awards are based at the…

While Netflix and Spike projects were among the winners of Peabody Awards for documentary, the category was dominated by PBS, whose titles took five of the nine total prizes. The honorees include “stories that give insight to the lingering grief of communities after mass shootings, the impact of climate change on Earth's oceans, and young activists fighting for a path to citizenship,” the organization said in announcing the prizes. The Peabody Awards are based at the…