The same week a Houston grand jury found no wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood in an abortion-related case, a documentary came out about states' increasing use of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers laws, which result in the closure of women’s health clinics.
The filmmaker behind the spellbinding, Sundance award-winning documentary out in theaters this month tells KPFK host Joshua Scheer about the moral confusion that prevails in border towns where vigilantes struggle against the violence of drug cartels and the rule of law has vanished.
On March 21, 1915, a motion picture was screened for the first time inside the White House.
A year after Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz's suicide at the age of 26, a film about this remarkable young man has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
The award-winning director and champion of left-wing causes has defended the WikiLeaks founder against two forthcoming films after revealing that he met Assange at his de facto prison in London's Ecuadorean Embassy last week.
As President Barack Obama prepared to be sworn in for his second term as the 44th president of the United States, two courageous journalists premiered a documentary at the annual Sundance Film Festival.
While much of the attention is focused on the celebrities, Sundance has actually become a key intersection of art, film, politics and dissent.
A British comedy that follows a group of bumbling terrorists trying to pull off an atrocity has won approval from the taste-makers at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie was reportedly inspired by real-life tales of farce in terrorist cells, which, in the words of the filmmaker's office, "have the same group dynamics as stag parties."
Robert Redford opened the Sundance Film Festival by demanding an apology for the war in Iraq. The festival features several decidedly political films, including "Chicago 10," which centers on demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic convention, and "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib."