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Milana Vayntrub’s Short Documentary on Refugees in Lesbos & the #CantDoNothing Campaign

Milana Vayntrub is an American actress whose face you’ve likely seen many times as the patient wireless saleswoman Lily Adams in a series of ad campaigns by AT&T. She has also appeared in a long list of short films and television series such as Showtime’s “House of Lies” and Yahoo! Screen’s “Other Space.” Vayntrub’s latest project, […]

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Oscar Nominees 2016: The Chosen Docs

Here they are! This year’s Academy Award nominees for Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject: Documentary Feature “Amy” “Cartel Land” “The Look of Silence” “What Happened, Miss Simone?” “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” Documentary Short Subject “Body Team 12” “Chau, beyond the lines” “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” “A Girl in the […]

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BAFTAS 2016: Best Documentary Nominees

Nominations for the 2016 British Academy Film Awards were announced on January 8th. Here are the films up for Best Documentary: “Amy” “Cartel Land” “He Named Me Malala” “Listen to Me Marlon” “Sherpa” “Amy” is also in the running for Outstanding British Film. It should be noted that “Amy,” “Cartel Land,” “He Named Me Malala,” and […]

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A Look Back at 2015

In June 2015 Documentary Drive came to life! Over the last 7 months, I’ve had the opportunity to interview three extraordinarily talented filmmakers and review many wonderful and diverse films. As the year comes to a close, here is a collection of some of Documentary Drive’s best features of 2015. INTERVIEWS Director J.D. O’Brien shares insight […]

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15 Documentary Features on the 2015 Oscar Shortlist

15 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES ADVANCE IN 2015 OSCAR® RACE Here are the 15 films that made the cut from the original 124 contenders. “Amy,” On the Corner Films and Universal Music “Best of Enemies,” Sandbar “Cartel Land,” Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” Jigsaw Productions “He Named […]

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10 Short Documentaries up for Oscar Consideration

“10 DOC SHORTS ON OSCAR’S 2015 SHORTLIST” Out of 74 short documentaries submitted for Oscar consideration, here are the 10 powerful short films from which five will become Academy Award nominees: “Body Team 12,” RYOT Films and Vulcan Productions “Chau, Beyond the Lines,” Cynasty Films “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah,” Jet Black Iris America […]

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ESPN Films: ’30 for 30′ Schedule Vol. 3

Season 3 of ESPN’s film series “30 for 30” began October 13th with “Trojan War,” a film that examines former USC football coach Pete Carrol’s time at the program. ESPN will re-air the film beginning at 9 P.M. ET on Oct. 27th. Their second film of the season, “The Prince of Pennsylvania,” directed by Jesse Vile, premiered earlier […]

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Interview: ‘Out in the Cold’ Director J.D. O’Brien

The leaders of America’s second-largest city, Los Angeles, announced this week that they would declare a “state of emergency” on the city’s homelessness crisis. It is a crisis that reportedly sees a staggering 13,000 new people a month become homeless in Los Angeles County. From shore to shore, poverty is visible across the U.S. as […]

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