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By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
HBO Documentary Films will present "The Battle of amfAR," the story of the founding of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the nation’s first AIDS research foundation, by Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim.
By Michael Cox | Saturday Dec 7, 2013
You don’t need to have a Sondheim obsession to be spellbound by HBO Documentaries Films’ "Six by Sondeim." The documentary examines Sondheim’s life and career by looking at six of his songs, and is directed by longtime collaborator James Lapine.
By JC Alvarez | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
Take an inspiring and interesting look at a mysterious part of the world through Michael Lucas’ eyes in the documentary "Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land" and prepare to get schooled.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
One year after Shane Crone’s life partner of six years fell to his death from a rooftop, Shane posted a video online about their life together -- and how he’d lacked the legal rights of a spouse. The video went viral. Now there’s a documentary.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
In 2009, when Lance Armstrong planned a comeback, Alex Gibney began work on a documentary to record what Armstrong hoped would be an eighth win. It didn’t work out that way -- and, after Armstrong’s confession to doping, neither did the film.
By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
In an effort to show a day in the life of a young transgender woman, Lily Padma and her hardworking team of trans individuals are raising funds for their short film, "Through Her Eyes."
By Jake Mulligan | Monday Nov 4, 2013
In all my years of watching films I’ve never seen 87 minutes of footage that looks anything like what’s presented here, and I can think of no stronger recommendation.
By Roger Brigham | Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Football bodies are getting bigger and bigger, too big for the frailties of the human skeletal system to oppose. We see that the hits occur by the hundreds each game, and they get harder and harder over time. What we see is a sport run amok on excess.
By Louise Adams | Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
Focusing on Milwaukee’s Father Lawrence Murphy, writer/director/ narrator/Oscar-winner Alex Gibney follows the complicity of the Roman Curia, the Vatican’s administrative apparatus, through generations of global child sexual abuse by priests.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
The 2008 shooting death of a slight young man named Lawrence King by Brendon McInerney has as many twists and turns as a work of fiction. Sadly, the events depicted in this film actually happened.
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