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Gabby Giffords Comes to Hollywood As Senate Reaches Gun Safety Deal

“I’m optimistic,” Gabby Giffords, the former U.S. congresswoman from Arizona, told me when I caught up with her on Tuesday in Hollywood, where she was attending an advance screening of Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s new documentary Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down just hours after an historic deal to pass limited gun safety reforms was struck in […]

‘Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down’: Film Review | SXSW 2022

Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords' gradual recovery after a 2011 shooting is at the center of this new documentary from 'RBG' directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West.

“Pauli’s Actual Voice Was So Strong That We Didn’t Want to Dilute That”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘My Name Is Pauli Murray’ Directors, Producer and Editor

Amazon Studios’ My Name Is Pauli Murray is Hollywood’s first significant look at the 20th century multiracial Black LGBTQ legal scholar and human rights activist of the documentary’s title, and reveals Murray’s eventual influence in shaping the Supreme Court’s equal protection laws. In a conversation with THR Presents, powered by Vision Media, co-writers and co-directors […]

“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 […]

‘My Name Is Pauli Murray’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

'RBG' filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West return with a documentary portrait of a forgotten but brilliant queer Black legal scholar who influenced Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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, Channel 4 Execs Join INTV 2019 Conference

Julie Cohen and Betsy West, the directors/producers of the hit documentary 'RBG,' and top U.K. television executives Joe Mace (ITV Entertainment), Alex Mahon and Lee Mason (Channel 4 CEO and drama commissioning editor, respectively) have joined the growing list of industry players at this year's INTV conference. The annual tech and TV confab is set to be held March 11-12 in Jerusalem.

‘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.