documentary

Get smarter in just 90 minutes a week

May 5, 2014
A regimen guaranteed to leave you smarter about the economy we live in.
Posted In: netflix, documentary

Angelina Jolie's boon to a small film headed to Cannes

May 15, 2013
Until days ago, 'Decoding Annie Parker' -- a film about a genetic researcher and a cancer patient -- was a low-key production with modest ambitions. Then Angelina Jolie revealed she had the very genetic mutation that stars in the film.
Posted In: documentary, Angelina Jolie

"American Winter": Documenting the downturn

Mar 15, 2013
A new HBO documentary, “American Winter,” explores how families have suffered in the weakened economy.
Posted In: documentary, families, American Winter

Families face tough choices in the shadow of the Great Recession

Mar 15, 2013
A new HBO documentary takes a look at how millions of families have been left out in the cold in the richest country on Earth.
Posted In: tough choices, middle class, social services, American dream, documentary

Top Chef's Tom Colicchio on hunger in America

Mar 1, 2013
'Top Chef' judge Tom Colicchio has a new title this week. He is one of the executive producers of a new film on hunger in America called 'A Place at the Table'.
Posted In: Food, hunger, documentary

Former health care executive pushes critical film

Oct 1, 2012
A documentary critical of the health care industry has an unlikely benefactor -- a Tennessee entrepreneur who made his money as a health care executive.
Posted In: health care, documentary

'Detropia' sees Detroit as a reflection of the U.S.

Sep 4, 2012
The new film "Detropia" chronicles the problems going on in the city and how the rest of the America can take a lesson from the problems Detroit is having.
Posted In: Detroit, documentary

'Hard Times' seen from post-war suburbia

Jul 9, 2012
The new HBO documentary, "Hard Times: Lost on Long Island," takes a look at unemployment in the U.S. from the birthplace of post-war suburbia.
Posted In: HBO, documentary, film, Unemployment, Long Island, New York