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“I Didn’t Want to Leave Any Stone Unturned”: Questlove, Todd Haynes, Liz Garbus and the THR Documentary Roundtable

In the middle of an extraordinary year — 2020 — they were at work on films that charted other resonant histories. In Becoming Cousteau, Liz Garbus, 51, chronicles an emerging environmentalist; in Summer of Soul, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, 50, confronts the erasure of Black stories; in The Rescue, which he directed with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, 48, depicts the challenge faced by a group of unlikely […]

Documentary Roundtable: Producers Stacey Abrams, Kerry Washington and More Talk Big Tech’s Hold on Distribution and Fighting the “Fake News” Label

Six of the season's most compelling documentarians — including Kerry Washington, Stacey Abrams, Amy Ziering, Jesse Moss, Jim LeBrecht and Garrett Bradley — discuss Big Tech's hold on distribution, how history is determined by who is in power and young people's hunger for daring stories. 

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full Documentary Roundtable With ‘American Factory’ Oscar-Winning Director Julia Reichert and More

Julia Reichert ('American Factory'), Alex Gibney ('Citizen K'), Lauren Greenfield ('The Kingmaker'), Asif Kapadia ('Diego Maradona'), Todd Douglas Miller ('Apollo 11') and Nanfu Wang ('One Child Nation') joined for the annual documentary roundtable. Hollywood Reporter Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.

Lauren Greenfield Talks Imelda Marcos, the “Unreliable Narrator” of ‘The Kingmaker’

Lauren Greenfield joined Alex Gibney, Julia Reichert, Asif Kapadia, Todd Douglas Miller and Nanfu Wang for the Oscar Documentary Roundtable.

Asif Kapadia Discusses “the Pop Culture Icon” in His Latest Film ‘Diego Maradona’

Asif Kapadia joined Alex Gibney, Lauren Greenfield, Julia Reichert, Todd Douglas Miller and Nanfu Wang for the Oscar Documentary Roundtable.

‘American Factory’ Director Julia Reichert Says Her Documentary Is Ultimately an Examination of Power

'American Factory' director Julia Reichert joined Alex Gibney, Lauren Greenfield, Asif Kapadia, Todd Douglas Miller and Nanfu Wang for the Oscar Documentary Roundtable.

‘One Child Nation’ Director Nanfu Wang on Growing Up in China: “Everything I Saw Was Propaganda”

'One Child Nation' director Nanfu Wang joined Alex Gibney, Lauren Greenfield, Asif Kapadia, Todd Douglas Miller and Julia Reichert for the Oscar Documentary Roundtable. The full roundtable airs Feb. 9 on SundanceTV.

Finding the Truth in a Time of Media Mistrust: The Documentary Roundtable

Alex Gibney ('Citizen K'), Lauren Greenfield ('The Kingmaker'), Asif Kapadia ('Diego Maradona'), Todd Douglas Miller ('Apollo 11'), Julia Reichert ('American Factory') and Nanfu Wang ('One Child Nation') sound off on their transformed business, how to secure skeptical subjects and their attempt to counter the encroaching threat of propaganda.

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.

‘RBG’ Director Recounts Screening Documentary for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

During The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable, filmmaker Julie Cohen talks creating 'RBG' and the nerve-wracking moment Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg viewed the film.

‘Three Identical Strangers’ Director on Striving for “Emotional Truth”

During The Hollywood Reporter's Documentary Roundtable, filmmaker Tim Wardle discusses his 'Three Identical Strangers' and striving for an "emotional truth" in the story.

‘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.