Documentary ‘Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?’ coming to Disney+

Documentary ‘Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?’ coming to Disney+

The documentary marks the directorial debut for Anne McCabe, a longtime editor who has worked on films like “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and the upcoming “Boston Strangler” as well as on television shows like “Succession,” “The Newsroom” and “Nurse Jackie.”

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Christy Wegener’s documentary ‘I Am Vanessa Guillen’ coming to Netflix

Christy Wegener’s documentary ‘I Am Vanessa Guillen’ coming to Netflix

Army Spc. Guillén, 20, disappeared from Fort Hood, Texas, in April 2020 and was found dead June 30. After telling her mother she was being sexually harassed on base, Guillen was murdered by a fellow soldier

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Afghanistan documentary ‘In Her Hands,’ produced Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, headed to Netflix

Afghanistan documentary ‘In Her Hands,’ produced Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, headed to Netflix

Filmed across two turbulent years, the documentary “In Her Hands” tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at age 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling.

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Documentary ‘Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me’ to debut this fall on Apple TV+

Documentary ‘Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me’ to debut this fall on Apple TV+

The documentary about the singer, songwriter, actress, producer, entrepreneur and activist was directed and produced by Alek Keshishian, best known for his 1991 film “Madonna: Truth or Dare,” which was, at the time, the highest grossing doc of all time.

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Laura Poitras’ ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ to play as New York Film Festival Centerpiece Selection

Laura Poitras’ ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ to play as New York Film Festival Centerpiece Selection

In her new film, Laura Poitras weaves two narratives: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty Goldin personally took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s docuseries ‘Gutsy’ coming to Apple TV+

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s docuseries ‘Gutsy’ coming to Apple TV+

The documentary series features Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion, Dr. Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson.

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OVID.tv streaming service to spotlight women-directed documentaries on abortion, contraception and more

OVID.tv streaming service to spotlight women-directed documentaries on abortion, contraception and more

The August lineup for OVID.tv’s second annual Doc Month includes several documentaries directed by women, and many of these films highlight timely topics, including abortion, access to contraception and more.

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Italian icon Raffaella Carrà to be remembered in new documentary

Italian icon Raffaella Carrà to be remembered in new documentary

Known as “the lady” or “the queen” of Italian television, she built a seven-decade career as an actor, recording artist, TV host and model.

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‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer to be spotlighted in new documentary

‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer to be spotlighted in new documentary

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (“Music by Prudence,” “Life, Animated”) will direct the documentary alongside Summer’s daughter, Brooklyn Sudano.

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Ursula Macfarlane directing Anna Nicole Smith documentary for Netflix

Ursula Macfarlane directing Anna Nicole Smith documentary for Netflix

The film promises to bring “Anna Nicole’s own voice to the foreground.” It will include exclusive footage from an unreleased documentary of an enchanting, unguarded young Smith on the verge of global stardom, offering a unique glimpse into her life out of the spotlight, and her dreams as a young mother.

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Film ‘Skate Dreams’ to chronicle rise of women’s skateboarding

Film ‘Skate Dreams’ to chronicle rise of women’s skateboarding

Directed by Jessica Edwards and executive produced by Gary Hustwit, “Skate Dreams” will be the first feature-length film to chronicle the rise of female skateboarding from its early days as a vibrant, if marginalized, part of the subculture to its international debut as an official sport at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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IFC reuniting with Andrea Arnold on Cannes Film Festival documentary ‘Cow’

IFC reuniting with Andrea Arnold on Cannes Film Festival documentary ‘Cow’

Shot over seven years, “Cow” had its world premiere in the newly created Cannes Premiere section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France. IFC Films previously collaborated with Arnold on her award-winning film “Fish Tank,” which starred Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender.

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Dawn Porter directing documentary about Cirque du Soleil’s comeback

Dawn Porter directing documentary about Cirque du Soleil’s comeback

Filming on the project took place leading up to the July 1 opening night for Cirque du Soleil’s show “O” as it returned to the stage at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Inaugural rePRO by mama.film virtual film festival to explore women’s reproductive healthcare, bodily integrity and more

Inaugural rePRO by mama.film virtual film festival to explore women’s reproductive healthcare, bodily integrity and more

All feature films playing the festival are directed by women, and all filmmakers, including the shorts filmmakers, are being paid to screen their films. The pay-what-you-can film ticket proceeds for films at the festival will be converted to donations to be split evenly among five beneficiary nonprofit organizations: SisterSong, Endometriosis Foundation of America, Center for Reproductive Rights, URGE and Trust Women.

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Filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan named Oxfordian of the Year

Filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan named Oxfordian of the Year

The documentary is about Shakespeare’s identity and the life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, who traveled in 1575-76 to Venice and throughout Italy, where he collected the experiences that are reflected in the works of Shakespeare.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Natalie Portman wins Israel’s Genesis Prize, Iran makes first Academy Award submission directed by a woman, Sundance Selects acquiring Rachel Dretzin’s documentary ‘Far from the Tree’

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Natalie Portman wins Israel’s Genesis Prize, Iran makes first Academy Award submission directed by a woman, Sundance Selects acquiring Rachel Dretzin’s documentary ‘Far from the Tree’

Natalie Portman wins Israel’s Genesis Prize, Iran makes first Academy Award submission directed by a woman, Sundance Selects acquires Rachel Dretzin’s documentary ‘Far from the Tree,’ and Kathryn Bigelow, Kate Winslet and more are honored by SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ Oscar campaign, Jessica Chastain’s X-Men antagonist, Hedy Lamarr documentary and Alfre Woodard’s lionesque role

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ Oscar campaign, Jessica Chastain’s X-Men antagonist, Hedy Lamarr documentary and Alfre Woodard’s lionesque role

Warner Bros. is planning a ‘Wonder Woman’ Oscar campaign, Jessica Chastain is taking on an X-Men antagonist, Hedy Lamarr documentary is coming to silver screen, and Alfre Woodard is playing a lionesque role.

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