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How Christo gets rich collectors to underwrite art for the masses

THE ARTIST Christo and his late wife/collaborator Jeanne-Claude have used fabric to spectacular effect. They wrapped Germany’s Reichstag in polypropylene, “hung” a curtain across a Colorado Valley, and, in 2016, built a floating, three-kilometer-long walkway across a lake in northern Italy for a work called The Floating Piers.

WWII documentary wins ‘Best Pitch’ at FDCP and MPA pitching showcase

A DOCUMENTARY about Filipina spies of World War II won “Best Pitch” at the recently concluded pitching showcase conducted by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) in celebration of the World Intellectual Property Day.

The eagle has landed

HUNTING and deforestation are the two major causes of the decline in the number of Philippine eagles, said Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) Director for Research and Conservation Jayson Ibañez during the Q&A portion following a screening of the multi-awarded documentary Bird of Prey at Cine Adarna of the University of the Philippines recently.

Goodbye Hello: Unseen Beatles footage becomes movie project for Peter Jackson

LONDON — Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is making a movie about The Beatles with previously unseen studio footage, the band’s website said on Wednesday — 50 years to the day after the Fab Four performed live together for the final time.

Michael Jackson’s family calls new docu ‘public lynching’

LOS ANGELES — The family of Michael Jackson on Monday described reaction to a new documentary about alleged child sex abuse by the late singer as a “public lynching” and said he was “100% innocent” of such accusations.

Jackson docu puts star back under microscope

MICHAEL JACKSON, whose music remains ubiquitous nearly a decade after his death, is under fresh scrutiny.

Oscar body distances itself from UK controversy on child murder film

LOS ANGELES — The body that hands out the Oscars on Friday sought to distance itself from a furor over the Academy Award nomination of a film about two boys who murdered a British toddler in 1993.

BBC nature docu gets a Pinoy edge as GMA adapts Planet...

SEE NATURE in ultra high definition as GMA Network launches its newest infotainment program, Amazing Earth, featuring footage from BBC’s Planet Earth II.

Short docu on a special Uber driver tops 1st Istorya ng...

A FIVE-MINUTE documentary about an Uber driver with Tourette’s Syndrome won the top prize at the recently concluded Istorya ng Pag-asa (INP) Film Festival.

Pop star David Cassidy told documentary makers he lied about dementia,...

LOS ANGELES — Former teen idol David Cassidy did not have dementia, as he claimed before he died, and lied about giving up drinking, the singer told the makers of a documentary about him in the months before his death.

Exorcist director Friedkin films the real thing in documentary

ROME — William Friedkin, director of the 1973 classic film The Exorcist, is dealing with the devil again but don’t expect more twisting heads,...

Bartender, bandmate, and bathroom disrupter in film of Bill Murray tales

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The stories told in a new documentary about Bill Murray are the stuff of an off-beat legend, taking the star to...

Motherhood statements

By Menchu Aquino Sarmiento, Contributor THE RAMONA DIAZ documentary Motherland: Bayang Ina Mo, about the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Sta. Cruz, Manila, has been...

PHL Venice Biennale documentary airs on Sept. 27

THE FIRST documentary about the Philippines’ return to the Venice Biennale after five decades of absence will be aired this week on ABS-CBN News...

Chinese docu Mrs. Fang wins top prize at Locarno

GENEVA – Mrs. Fang, Chinese director Wang Bing’s documentary about a family waiting to say goodbye to their elderly Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, scooped the top...

Diana confessions set to air on British TV despite reservations

LONDON -- Footage of the late princess Diana pouring her heart out about her failed marriage with Prince Charles will air on British television...

Mountain men

Television Sherpa April 24, 9 p.m. Discovery Channel WHAT WAS SUPPOSED to be a simple documentary focusing on Sherpas -- a Tibetan ethnic group whose members are regarded...