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‘The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52’: Film Review

With Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier on board as executive producers, Joshua Zeman's seafaring doc revolves around an expedition to locate an elusive and perhaps one-of-a-kind whale.

Apple TV+’s ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’: TV Review

An eight-episode docuseries from 'Amy' director Asif Kapadia explores a groundbreaking year for rock, soul and R&B.

‘Lady Buds’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

Chris J. Russo profiles six female entrepreneurs in California's cannabis industry, many of whose livelihoods are upended by the state's legalization of marijuana in 2016.

‘Faya Dayi’: Film Review

Returning to the Ethiopian city of her childhood, a first-time filmmaker creates an immersive portrait of the land and its people.

Fremantle’s UFA Launches Stand-Alone Documentary Unit

Gwendolin Szyszkowitz-Schwingel and Marc Lepetit will run UFA Documentary, which will focus on high-end non-fiction, docudramas and serial features. 

“What It Means to Be a Man” in ‘Boys State’: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine and Steven Garza

Documentarians Moss and McBaine, along with protagonist Garza, discuss what the latter's run for the highest office of the weeklong political camp says about 'boyhood in 2018 America.'

“Environment of Fear” With ‘The Dissident’: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Director Bryan Fogel

The documentary — which faced challenges finding a distributor — explores the circumstances surrounding the murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi and exposes Saudi Arabia’s many human…

How the Directors of ‘The Truffle Hunters’ Captured a Vanishing World

The directors of the Oscar best documentary hopeful spent years winning the trust of the secret cadre of men (and their dogs) who spend their lives searching for the white, edible gold in Northern…

Emmys: A Guide to This Year’s Music and Lyrics Nominees

Songs from the 72nd Tony Awards, 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' 'Documentary Now!,' 'Flight of the Conchords: Live in London,' 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Song of Parkland' are among the nominees in the…

How ‘Documentary Now!’ Booked Hollywood Recluses Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow for Robert Evans Spoof

The season-two finale of IFC's parody series is inspired by the documentary about super-producer Evans, 'The Kid Stays in the Picture.'*Split of Faye Dunaway and Mia Farrow

Seth Meyers Compares Donald Trump to Batman Villain Bane

"If he wins, it's the greatest f--- you to anybody," Meyers says, reflecting on zingers he made about the candidate at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Watch Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers Re-enact Their All-Time Favorite ‘SNL’ Skits

The co-creators of IFC's 'Documentary Now!' also traded Obama impersonations for the live audience at THR's TV Talks panel.