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Elderly sex workers cohabitateupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 11:35:00

A residential facility in a dangerous Mexico neighborhood caters to elderly sex workers. For more, go to VBS.TV.

UAE's first female filmmakerupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 05:22:00

Tracey Holmes speaks to the energetic young Nayla about her film, her ambitions, and the issues facing her generation.

Emirates' first female film producer tackles pedophiliaupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 05:22:00

Nayla Al Khaja is breaking new ground in the United Arab Emirates.

SI.com: Lars Anderson: Jimmie Johnson opens up in documentaryupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 14:08:00

He was as relaxed as ever, nibbling on a chocolate candy bar and gazing out the window of his second-floor office at Hendrick Motorsports. Jimmie Johnson was about to meet several hundred members of the media for the first time on the 2010 NASCAR media tour, which unofficially kicks off the season, but now in the quiet of his spacious office, he assessed his chances for winning an unprecedented fifth straight Cup title this year.

Court eases campaign limitsupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 17:14:00

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains what impact the Supreme Court ruling could have on midterm elections.

Government can't squelch free speechupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 17:14:00

For everyone licking their wounds after Thursday's landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, worried that the evil corporations are now poised to ruin American democracy once and for all, in the bogus name of free speech, here's a word of potential hope: I used to be one of you, too, and today I'm happy as a clam. Maybe you can be too, eventually. Here's why:

Danish film: Four to Watchupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 07:10:00

Danish films have been winning fans and prizes this year, with a broad range of hits from controversial "Antichrist" to budget documentaries about Burma.

Danish films to look out forupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 07:10:00

From hard-hitting documentary "Burma VJ" to the "Terribly Happy," this year's Academy Awards nominee.

People.com: Lindsay Lohan Returns From Indiaupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 09:50:00

Visiting sick children and other victims was "the most amazing time of my life," the actress says

Court considering whether Polanski needed for ruling on case dismissalupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 18:03:00

A California appeals court Thursday heard arguments on whether a lower court can consider a motion to dismiss a decades-old sex offense charge against film director Roman Polanski -- without Polanski being present.

Eco-thriller exposes dolphin capture tradeupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 10:25:00

"The Cove" is a controversial documentary about dolphin slaughter that reveals the distressing secrets behind the multi-billion dollar industry in captive dolphins.

Cabbie photographs povertyupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 10:24:00

Ivan Watson reports on one Turkish taxi driver's mission to catalog his city's poorest.

Cab-driving shutterbug chronicles Istanbul's underbellyupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 10:24:00

Sevket Sahintas works the night shift driving his taxi around Istanbul, Turkey, from midnight until dawn.

Prosecutor: I lied about Polanskiupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 08:43:00

A Los Angeles County prosecutor says he lied in a HBO documentary about director Roman Polanski's rape case.

Ex-prosecutor admits he lied about Polanski caseupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 08:43:00

A retired prosecutor whose comments in a 2008 HBO documentary threatened to derail a 31-year-old sex case against film director Roman Polanski now says he lied.

LKL: Michael Mooreupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 10:57:00

Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore talks with Larry King about the economy, corporate greed and Obama's healthcare plan.

Michael Moore: Capitalism has proven it's failedupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 10:57:00

It has been 20 years since filmmaker Michael Moore took on General Motors in "Roger and Me." He's still sticking it to big business for what he sees as the deliberate shafting of the little guy.

CNNMoney: Beatles' remastered box set, video game outupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 18:13:00

John, Paul, George and Ringo are getting the band back together, in a manner of speaking, with a new Beatles-themed video game and digital upgrade of the group's entire catalog both released Wednesday.

Q&A: Film director Bob Smeaton on remastered Beatles albumsupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 09:49:00

Remastered versions of the Beatles catalogue will be released on Wednesday, giving listeners what the remaining members of "The Fab Four" say is the closest reproduction ever of how their music sounded in the studio.

Beatles always looked coolupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 09:49:00

Film-maker Bob Smeaton tells CNN's Peter Wilkinson about the mini-documentaries that are on the remastered Beatles albums.

Documentary filmmaker shot dead in El Salvadorupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 10:25:00

A French filmmaker who recently finished a documentary about a violent street gang in El Salvador was found shot dead in the town of Tonacatepeque, about 10 miles northeast of the capital city of San Salvador, authorities said.

Edward Kennedy dies at 77updated: Sun Aug 30 2009 07:41:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy died at his home after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Documentarian: No Kennedy worked harder than Tedupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 07:41:00

Using archival footage and photographs, producers Peter Kunhardt and Sheila Nevins made the HBO documentary "Teddy: In His Own Words," which follows the life of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy.

From KKK, Mideast to church, film explores hate and hopeupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 10:23:00

Mike Ramsdell was recently out of film school when the 9/11 attacks threw America's sense of security upside down.

Metal band Anvil finds unexpected successupdated: Wed May 27 2009 10:33:00

Ask Steve "Lips" Kudlow how his band, Anvil, overcame bad management, a dead colleague, cruddy jobs, unpaid tour bills, raging arguments and now mockery as a Spinal Tap clone, and he has one word: "kismet."

'Anvil! The Story of Anvil'updated: Wed May 27 2009 10:33:00

CNN.com's Melissa Long talks to Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner about the Canadian headbangers' new documentary.

Fortune: Every blog becomes a cinemaupdated: Mon May 18 2009 13:35:00

Former AOL executive Ted Leonsis was frustrated: He'd produced a critically acclaimed documentary called Nanking, a film that looked at some Westerners who had protected Chinese civilians during a brutal, six-week attack by the Japanese army in 1937. But he was pretty sure the film, which premiered in 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival, would reach a relatively small audience.

Killing Fields: Long Road to Justiceupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 00:29:00

In Killing Fields: Long Road to Justice," CNN sheds new light on atrocities committed in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime of 1975-1979.

People.com: Madeleine McCann's Parents Head to U.S. for Oprah Specialupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 15:40:00

Just a day after the two-year anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance, her parents will appear on the talk show

'Octomom' seeks to trademark nickname for TV, diaper lineupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 18:49:00

The woman who gave birth to octuplets, Nadya Suleman, is seeking to trademark her media nickname -- Octomom -- for a TV show and a line of diapers.

Digitally remastered Beatles coming in Septemberupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 15:20:00

For fans of The Beatles, 09/09/09 will mark a new invasion.

'Apocalypse' writer: Most scripts today 'are garbage'updated: Mon Mar 09 2009 13:26:00

You know that line in "Dirty Harry" in which Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan describes the power of the .44 Magnum? John Milius wrote that line.

Screening Room Xtra at Berlin International Film Festivalupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 10:12:00

Jury President Tilda Swinton joked that when she first came to Berlin it was difficult to keep her eyes open. The late night parties, trudging through heavy snow to the Palast for early morning screenings and then being seated in a warm, dark cinema proved the perfect combination for inducing sleep.

Redford and me: Confessions of a Sundance stargazerupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 13:06:00

The Sundance Film Festival, celebrating its 25th anniversary in Park City, Utah, is a magnet for film geeks, starry-eyed tourists, journalist suck-ups and celebrity stalkers.

Best movies of 2008updated: Fri Dec 19 2008 07:11:00

From an animated documentary detailing one man's efforts to regain his memories of being a young soldier in "Waltz with Bashir" to Christopher Nolan's box office behemoth "The Dark Knight," movies in 2008 have been notable for their creativity, diversity and international flavor.

People.com: VIDEO: Watch Ben Affleck's New Documentaryupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 17:37:00

The actor, who's about to welcome his second child, talks about directing a short film about humanitarian issues

Time.com: Q&A with Michael Mooreupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 11:00:00

On the eve of the election, the filmmaker-agitator talks about his hopes for an Obama presidency and his plan to keep people entertained while they wait to vote

Time.com: What's Michael Moore Doing This Election?updated: Mon Nov 03 2008 09:00:00

In 2004, he hit the campaign trail with Fahrenheit 9/11. This year, he's got a new movie, an election guidebook and the hope that his candidate will win

Eco-horror films shocking us into actionupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 05:08:00

There's a new wave of horror films stalking the box office.

Commentary: Hollywood sees world in black and whiteupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 11:57:00

Documentary filmmaker Philip Rodriguez is sick of black-and-white television.

Time.com: Rachel Getting Married, Demme Getting Messyupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 18:00:00

In Jonathan Demme's movie about a family wedding, the director's naturalistic method leaves audiences adrift

People.com: Jude Law Visits Afghanistan for Peace Dayupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 09:48:00

The actor – who appears in a new documentary with Angelina Jolie – campaigns for a 24-hour global ceasefire

'Greatest musicians' finally get honorupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 21:59:00

They played with Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, the Monkees, and countless others on chart-topping and Grammy-winning hits. But for all their success, the Wrecking Crew may have well been the invisible people.

Sport stars at Cannes?updated: Mon Jun 02 2008 05:41:00

The Screening Room takes a look at why ex-boxer Mike Tyson and football legend Diego Maradona are in Cannes.

Flawed sporting legends shine at Cannesupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 05:41:00

Two documentaries at this year's Cannes Film Festival dealt with sporting legends.

Time.com: Director Sydney Pollack Diesupdated: Tue May 27 2008 00:00:00

Appreciation: Richard Schickel on his last encounter with one of Hollywood's most gifted and compelling storytellers

Time.com: Freed from Power, Havel Mocks Itupdated: Fri May 23 2008 17:00:00

The Czech playwright-turned-president-turned -playwright turns a jaundiced eye on his 'Velvet Revolution'

People.com: Lily Allen's Dad Makes 'Explosive' Diana Filmupdated: Fri May 16 2008 15:17:00

"This is the inquest of the inquest," Keith Allen says of his controversial documentary

Michael Moore supports Obamaupdated: Tue May 13 2008 16:21:00

Film director Michael Moore discusses why he is backing Sen. Barack Obama and his take on Sen. John McCain.

Filmmaker Moore speaks out on Obama, Wright, Clintonupdated: Tue May 13 2008 16:21:00

"Larry King Live" has devoted lots of time to the views of all the presidential candidates and their backers. Last week, King spoke to Sen. Hillary Clinton, and there's a standing invitation to all three candidates to appear as guests on his show any night.

The queen of pop re-invented?updated: Tue May 13 2008 10:52:00

Showbiz editor Sam Mann joins CNN to discuss Madonna's 11th studio album "Hard Candy."

Quiet on the set in Wilmington, N.C.updated: Fri May 09 2008 11:37:00

Some people call Wilmington, North Carolina, "Hollywood East" because of all the movies and TV shows filmed here. In the last three decades, more than 400 feature films, documentaries and television series have been shot and edited around town, drawing notable actors from Andy Griffith to Richard Gere.

Filmmakers take immigration debate to YouTubeupdated: Thu May 01 2008 15:11:00

Equipped with a small video camera, a laptop and a point of view, filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park are trying to influence the heated immigration debate in a suburban Virginia county outside Washington.

Time.com: Penguin to Publish Eliot Spitzer Book updated: Thu May 01 2008 10:00:00

A book about the rise and stunning decline of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, co-authored by the makers of a book and documentary about the fall of Enron, is being published by Penguin Group

People.com: Madonna's New Documentary: Directed by Her Gardener!updated: Sun Apr 27 2008 16:05:00

The singer tapped her landscaper to direct her movie about Malawi orphans

Time.com: Standard Operating Procedure: Too Much Style?updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 19:00:00

Errol Morris's documentary takes on the shocking photos leaked from Abu Ghraib but adds gloss where none is due

Time.com: Dude, Where... Is Osama bin Laden?updated: Thu Apr 17 2008 15:00:00

Searching for Osama bin laden, the Super Size Me guy has an extremist adventure

Heavy Metal in Baghdadupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 12:36:00

Watch clips from "Heavy Metal in Baghdad," a documentary about Iraq's only heavy metal band.

Sunrise to sunset in Los Angelesupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 10:34:00

Documentary Film Maker, Morgan Nevile takes Business Traveller on a tour of his LA hangout spots.

SI.com: Kevin Armstrong: Real-time documentary chronicles Stephenson's riseupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 14:01:00

Surrounded by younger fans focusing their cell phone cameras on him and trailed by one camcorder late Saturday night at the Sovereign Bank Arena, Lance Stephenson Jr. appeared to be getting along swimmingly in his fishbowl.

Surviving an atomic bombupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 06:27:00

Surviving an atomic bomb

'Sexy Beijing' charts capital's lifeupdated: Sun May 13 2007 23:15:00

To her Chinese friends -- and Web audience of hundreds of thousands -- she's "Su Fei."

Tribeca Film Festivalupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 11:12:00

In just five years Tribeca has joined the likes of Cannes, Venice and Berlin as one of the world's most prestigious film festivals.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 14:21:00

Jennifer Aniston is rejoining Courteney Cox on prime time, but this time they're anything but friends.

Money Magazine: Collateral Damageupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 00:01:00

When the bomb finally goes off, 20 minutes into Blues By The Beach, there is no burst of light, no loud explosion, no screaming. There is just an eerie silence, followed by a frenzy of lights, sire...

TV producer: Irwin just a showmanupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 11:15:00

A BBC documentaries producer has branded the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin a "showman" more interested in his own stardom than the animal kingdom, British media reports say.

Sophia Choi and Thomas Roberts on the Oscarsupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 18:30:00

Headline News anchors Sophia Choi and Thomas Roberts offer their choices for the winners in several major Academy Award categories. Check out their choices below:

Pawel Pawlikowskiupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 08:33:00

With last year's "My Summer of Love," Polish-born director Pawel Pawlikowski confirmed his reputation as one of the British film industry's hottest talents.

Fortune: Shifting starsupdated: Wed Jan 18 2006 10:09:00

Howard Stern, Ted Koppel and Maureen Dowd have very little in common, but there is this -- whereas once they were available for free, people now will have to pay to hear what they have to say.

Fortune: Don't Blame Wal-Martupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 00:01:00

EXECUTIVES AT WAL-MART ARE WORRIED THAT ROBERT Greenwald's new documentary film about the company--Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price--could become a cult hit on the order of Michael Moore's anti...

CNNMoney: Police: Wal-Mart site raidedupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 06:45:00

A raid by federal, state and local authorities at a Wal-Mart Stores construction site in Pennsylvania netted about 125 arrests for alleged immigration violations.

CNNMoney: Don't blame Wal-Martupdated: Mon Nov 14 2005 12:18:00

Executives at Wal-Mart are worried that Robert Greenwald's new documentary film about the company -- "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" -- could become a cult hit on the order of Michael Moore's anti-GM rant, "Roger & Me." So my first piece of advice to CEO Lee Scott and his team is: Stop worrying about the movie.

Commentary: Forever young and beautifulupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 11:00:00

She cut a figure so beautiful and mysterious that musicians as diverse as Cole Porter and Madonna referred to her in their songs.

showbuzzupdated: Tue Apr 12 2005 13:47:00

A recent close call with paparazzi at a traffic light in Beverly Hills gave Jennifer Lopez "goosepimples."

The best films you've never seenupdated: Tue Nov 09 2004 15:29:00

Kenneth Turan couldn't help but be impressed -- and a little unsettled.

Sinclair: Stations won't run entire anti-Kerry filmupdated: Wed Oct 20 2004 05:39:00

Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Tuesday its television stations won't run in its entirety a documentary attacking Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry and said reports that it had planned to do so were incorrect.

Now playing at the Zeitgeist Odeonupdated: Wed Jun 23 2004 13:18:00

The Germans have a word for it: "zeitgeist," or the "spirit of the age."

Moore: Disney blocking film about Bushupdated: Wed May 05 2004 08:16:00

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said the Walt Disney Company has blocked distribution of his new film critical of U.S. President George W. Bush.

Money Magazine: Buffettmaniaupdated: Fri Dec 01 2000 00:01:00

Those who simply cannot get enough of Warren Buffett are in luck: Two new documentaries about the billionaire investor, Oracle of Omaha and Woodstock for Capitalists, have just been completed. Both...

Fortune: George Bell updated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

Bell isn't your typical Silicon Valley CEO. Before taking over the top job at Excite@Home earlier this year, he worked as a magazine executive as well as a producer of nature documentaries, filming...

Fortune: Who's the Boss? Business isn't a democracy. Even in this enlightened era, every company needs an absolute ruler. Here's how partupdated: Mon Mar 06 2000 00:01:00

The last thing that Laura McCann wanted to be two years ago was a bare-knuckles boss. She was a graduate of New York City's Parsons School of Design, which trained her to be an artist, not an autoc...

FSB: Who's The Boss Giving partners equal say is bad business. The hard part is figuring out who's in charge.updated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00

The last thing that Laura McCann wanted to be two years ago was a bare-knuckles boss. She was a graduate of New York City's Parsons School of Design, which trained her to be an artist, not an autoc...

Fortune: Private mutterings, the cult of Gus, incredible shrinking farmers, and other matters. QUACKING ON PUBLIC TVupdated: Mon Apr 20 1992 00:01:00

As always happens during ''pledge week'' on public television, the latest round (mid-March) featured a certain amount of bitter back talk by your servant anytime the babbling pitchpersons came on-s...

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