Watch This: Trailer for Trapped
Trapped is a documentary by Dawn Porter. The title refers to Targeted Regulations of Abortion Provider laws. It was released in January of this year, but is only available on limited screens. On the film’s website, you will find information on how to hold a community screening and a listing of theaters where the film […]
Amy, the documentary about the too-short life of singer Amy Winehouse, was directed by Asif Kapadia. The film was created from archival clips to tell the story of the talented but troubled Winehouse with Winehouse herself as the focus.
Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words
Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words tells the story of the famous actress through never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries, and interviews with her children. The documentary presents a look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of the Swedish woman who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and the world. Even […]
Watch This: Trailer for Janis: Little Girl Blue
Janis: Little Girl Blue is Janis Joplin’s story. The documentary, written and directed by Amy Berg, looks at the years of Joplin’s life when she took the world by storm as a rock and roll singer. The film includes archival footage of Joplin singing and laughing and talking. There are interviews with her friends and […]
Watch This: Trailer for He Named Me Malala
He Named Me Malala is a documentary by Davis Guggenheim about Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai. After the Taliban tried to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerged as a leading advocate for children’s rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Now 18, Malala is […]
Tig is a documentary about a year in the life of comedian Tig Notaro. The film is currently streaming on Netflix. I recommend the film to everyone. Not because it’s a great documentary, but because Tig Notaro is a woman to admire and respect. The documentary looks at a year in Tig’s life in which […]
Watch This: Trailer for GTFO
[Ed. This post is reprinted from Web Teacher.] GTFO, the movie, premiered at SXSW in 2015 and is now available from a number of outlets. Created by Shannon Sun-Higginson, the documentary takes a look at sexual harassment in gaming. The description of the film is, Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, […]
Watch This: Trailer for What Happened, Miss Simone?
Netflix will release the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? on June 26. Here is the first official trailer. The film features rare interviews and footage from the legendary singer’s performances.
Media Coverage and Female Athletes
Media Coverage and Female Athletes is a documentary from the University of Minnesota Tucker Center and Twin Cities public television. “Forty percent of all athletes are women, but only 4% are represented in the media – and too often how they look is more important than their skills. Explore the issue with scholars, the media, […]
Watch This: Trailer for Amy
The first trailer for the documentary about Amy Winehouse, Amy is available. Stories of brilliantly talented people who crash and burn in the spotlight of fame are nothing new, alas. This tale doesn’t look any more cheerful than reports on such brief and tragic lives have in the past. The preview shows scenes from her […]