The case against theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is widely seen as part of a crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia.
"I never did a movie because it was good for my career," the director tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in a hard-hitting conversation about filmmaking, America's military exploits, Russia and other topics. (Transcript added.)
"Citizenfour" director Poitras returns with "Risk," a film about WikiLeaks founder Assange, and becomes a target by association.
The final article in the series offers some closely guarded data about audience gender breakdowns, and insights from filmmakers Mira Nair (shown left), Ava DuVernay (shown right), Nancy Meyers and Stacy Title.
Those who emerged between 1966 and 1983 challenged the prevailing image of the central hero and marginal heroine by creating a "countercinema."
Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino were two exceptions to the women who found it increasingly difficult to launch film projects in the 20th century. (This is the second installment of a five-part series.)
Hollywood’s gender gap is most apparent with regard to female filmmakers, but their prospects weren’t always as bad as they are today. (Part 1 of our five-part series.)
The filmmaker’s new documentary follows Gennadiy Mokhnenko, a larger-than-life Ukrainian pastor who tries to rehabilitate homeless children in his “Pilgrim Republic.”
In "Queen of Katwe," the “Monsoon Wedding” filmmaker turns to Uganda to capture the tale of a young, rural chess prodigy and remind us that genius is everywhere.
The documentary filmmaker pointed to one of Hollywood's persistent gender issues in a panel discussion at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, once again drawing attention to the vast gap between the number of female and male directors in the industry and dropping the word "apartheid" while he was at it.