During this placidly paced, intellectually arresting documentary, candid conversations with leaders of the Shin Bet—Israel’s secret service—reveal unsettling life and dearth truths about making decisions during war.
In her new documentary “The Standbys,” director-producer Stephanie Riggs reveals three talented Broadway actors who wait for their chance to share the spotlight.
By putting very human faces to a widespread epidemic, director Doug Block's documentary both humanizes and celebrates the children who survive domestic abuse.
There is no comforting narrative in “The Central Park Five,” a new documentary from Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon about infamous 1989 rape case, because what happened is as senseless as the original crime seemed at the time.
The New York Television Festival, LACMA’s 2012 Art + Film Gala, Brian Stokes Mitchell’s album of Broadway classics, the ballet documentary “First Position” on DVD, and Halloween are what we’re looking forward to this week.
A new documentary explores the history and evolution of Channel 101, the monthly short film festival created by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab that gives exposure to unknown and offbeat talent.
A new documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival explores conspiracy theories in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Backstage spoke with filmmaker Rodney Ascher about his film and the enduring legacy of Kubrick's masterpiece.
Backstage speaks with filmmaker Tom Donahue about “Casting By,” his new documentary about influential Hollywood casting director Marion Dougherty that also examines the mysteries of the casting profession.