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Thai Cave Divers on How ‘The Rescue’ Tells “Deeper Story” of Incredible Operation

With the DOC NYC festival having this week unveiled its 15-strong 2021 shortlist, early favorites for the best documentary Oscar have started to emerge. Among those considered firmly in the running is The Rescue, National Geographic’s chronicling of the heroic efforts of a team of cave divers, alongside an international team of army personnel and […]

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full, Uncensored Doc Roundtable With Oscar Winner ‘Free Solo,’ ‘RBG,’ ‘Minding the Gap’

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Julie Cohen and Bing Liu and winner Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi are joined by Rashida Jones ('Quincy'), Morgan Neville ('Won't You Be My Neighbor?') and Tim Wardle ('Three Identical Strangers') to discuss the year's top documentaries during The Hollywood Reporter's Documentary Roundtable.

‘Free Solo’ Director Talks Creating a Film With a “Fulfilling” Story

During The Hollywood Reporter's latest episode of 'Magic Hour,' director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi talks creating the film 'Free Solo.'

‘Free Solo’ Director on Why the Kavanaugh Hearings Made Film’s Release Day “Emotional”

In THR's Documentary Roundtable, 'Free Solo' director Chai Vasarhelyi explains why the film's release day was emotional and dissects the inspirational message told throughout the documentary.

‘Free Solo’: Alex Honnold and Chai Vasarhelyi on the Ethics of Filming Someone Defy Death

Climber Alex Honnold and co-director Chai Vasarhelyi discuss their new doc — which chronicles free soloist Honnold's quest to scale Yosemite's El Capitan without ropes — cheating death, the ethics of filming someone try and pulling up to the Four Seasons in your van/house.

Toronto According to ‘Free Solo’ Director E. Chai Vasarhelyi

Director E. Chai Vasarhelyi, behind the TIFF title about professional mountain climber Alex Honnold, co-directed by Jimmy Chin, gives her take on the fest.