While undoubtedly well-meaning, the feel-good documentary about the singer’s efforts to “save” an elephant ignore an ugly truth.
HBO’s latest documentary follows journalists around the country examining how small towns are adapting to a changing world.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick spend six enlightening hours interrogating the author’s famous machismo, his works, and his legacy.
Raoul Peck’s latest project is a dizzying, informative, frequently overwhelming rejoinder to the history of white supremacy and imperialism.
Netflix’s unique docuseries focuses on the role of clothing in memories and personal anecdotes.
Matthew Perniciaro’s docuseries recounts the murder of Michael Jordan’s father James, and asks whether or not the wrong man is in jail for it.
The remaining trio of true stories at this year’s festival focus on politics and its impact on both individuals and society at large.
Chris McKim’s documentary about the fiery artist turned AIDS activist is a stirring tribute to voices that were silenced too soon.
From depictions of Black beauty to the ethics of whistleblowing, two female-focused docs out of SXSW struggle to […]
The immigrant experience, ad-man hagiographies, and scrappy homespun productions of Alien mark SXSW’s documentary spotlight.
Bradley Bell and Pablo Jones-Soler assemble a freewheeling look at the artistic process from soup to nuts.
A look back at a ’90s star, the opioid crisis, and the weird world of domino art mark SXSW’s docs in competition.
Black issues are front and center, from reckonings with racist violence to broader discussions of the history of America’s prejudice.
Mary Wharton’s doc celebrates Petty’s life and works, but the lack of conflict makes it hard to latch onto.
Curious tales of lost children, doomed startups, and the pressures of being a female stand-up stud Day 1 of SXSW’s documentary offerings.
This YouTube Original documentary refuses easy answers for the pop star’s struggles with addiction and mental health.
The first feature-length documentary dedicated to Tina Turner leaves out too much to be truly engaging.
Soleil Moon Frye directs this bittersweet albeit breezy look back at the Hollywood teen stars of the ’90s, and their difficult road to now.