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Netflix’s ‘High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America’: TV Review

A new docuseries hosted by Stephen Satterfield and based on Jessica B. Harris' book gives African American cuisine the deep dive it deserves.

‘The 1619 Project’ Docuseries to Debut on Hulu, Roger Ross Williams to Produce

The series is the first screen project based on materials from The New York Times Magazine and Nikole Hannah-Jones' Pulitzer Prize-winning piece that examines the impact of slavery on American history.

‘Life, Animated’ Director Roger Ross Williams Signs With UTA

The Oscar and Emmy-winning director, producer and writer is bringing his production company, One Story Up, to the table for representation.

Film Academy Launches Conversation Series on Race and Gender Equity

'Academy Dialogues: It Starts with Us' will feature the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Taraji P. Henson, Lulu Wang and Delroy Lindo.

Tribeca: Robert De Niro Says ‘The Apollo’ Opener Is Rejection of Trump Team “Promoting Divisiveness”

Robert De Niro calls the Harlem premiere of Tribeca 2019 opening night doc 'The Apollo' a rejection of the Trump administration "promoting divisiveness and racism."

‘The Apollo’: Film Review | Tribeca 2019

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival opens with Roger Ross Williams' 'The Apollo,' a moving ode to the historic Harlem theater.

Tribeca Film Festival to Open With World Premiere of Apollo Theater Doc

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival will open April 24 with the world premiere of 'The Apollo,' directed by Roger Ross Williams, which will screen at the historic Harlem theater and will air later in the year on HBO.

Watch THR’s Full, Uncensored Documentary Roundtable With ‘O.J.,’ ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ ‘Weiner’ Filmmakers and More

THR's Writer Roundtable brings together Ezra Edelman ('O.J.: Made in America'), Werner Herzog ('Into the Inferno,' 'Lo and Behold'), Kirsten Johnson ('Cameraperson'), Josh Kriegman ('Weiner'), Raoul Peck ('I Am Not Your Negro') and Roger Ross Williams ('Life, Animated'). THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.

Stephen Colbert, ‘Life, Animated’ Filmmakers Express Mutual Admiration at Party for Oscar-Shortlisted Doc

The 'Late Show' host revealed how his 'Colbert Report' character was shaped by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind, whose son Owen is the subject of the nonfiction feature about how Disney movies helped him express his emotions.

‘Life, Animated’ Director Roger Ross Williams: Documentaries “Can Be Uplifting and Positive” | Documentary Oscar Roundatble

'Life, Animated' is "an uplifting, positive story about going into the older world of Owen, who has autism," Williams said.

Roger Ross Williams, Kristi Jacobson Team for Discovery Doc ‘Billion Oyster Project’ (Exclusive)

Currently in production, the film follows a group of high school students working to restore the once-bountiful oysters and the environmental benefits they bring to New York Harbor.

Documentary Roundtable: ‘O.J.,’ ‘Weiner’ Filmmakers and 4 More on Dealing With Death Onscreen and When to Turn the Camera Off

THR gathered six non-fiction filmmakers — Ezra Edelman ('O.J.: Made in America'), Werner Herzog ('Into the Inferno,' 'Lo and Behold'), Kirsten Johnson ('Cameraperson'), Josh Kriegman ('Weiner'), Raoul Peck ('I Am Not Your Negro') and Roger Ross Williams ('Life, Animated') — for a discussion about when to intercede in a scene, how much brutality to reveal on screen and why the diversity issue is "worse" in the doc world.