Docs

Swiss Film Festivals Join Forces For Locarno PalaCinema Screening Series

10 Swiss film festivals with international standing are joining forces on a symbolically significant screening series to be held in Locarno’s PalaCinema multipurpose venue which is also known…

Mariko Minoguchi, Mo Harawe, Mo Scarpelli Bring New Projects to Locarno’s Alliance 4 Development

Alliance 4 Development, a co-development initiative for film projects from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland hosted by Locarno Pro, has revealed 11 titles selected for its 7th edition.…

Locarno Bound ‘Nightsiren’ Swooped on by Intramovies (EXCLUSIVE)

Rome-based indie distributor Intramovies has snapped up international sales rights to Locarno contender “Nightsiren” (“Svetlonoc”) by Tereza Nvotovà. The Slovakia-Czech Republic production turns on a young woman who…

Brazil’s ‘Rule 34’ Drops Trailer Before Locarno Main International Competition Bow (EXCLUSIVE)

Brazilian filmmaker Julia Murat’s provocative drama “Rule 34” (“Regra 34”) has shared its trailer exclusively with Variety before its bow at the Locarno Film Festival. If the trailer is anything…

‘Thirteen Lives’ review: Ho-hum Thai cave rescue film needs a hero

In attempting to dramatize their harrowing story, director Ron Howard doesn’t make quick, from-the-gut decisions but rather takes a chill ride on the Lazy River.

‘Most hated man on the internet’ doc: How an angry mom took down revenge porn king Hunter Moore

“I was literally obsessed with getting this website down,” Charlotte told The Post after her daughter’s topless photo was posted on Moore’s site.

‘Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC’ Review: A Punk Nostalgia Documentary Captures How Max’s Kansas City Was as Seminal as CBGB

Punk-rock nostalgia has an oxymoronic quality. Ah, the toasty, cozy good old days…of shooting up in the bathroom at CBGB as the Dead Boys lay waste to Western…

New Yorker Acquires Israeli Documentary Shorts ‘Holy Holocaust,’ ‘Herd’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The New Yorker has acquired Israeli documentary shorts “Holy Holocaust” and “Herd.” Jerusalem-based sales agent Go2Films has secured a worldwide digital distribution deal with the publication for the…

‘Morning Show’ Star Valeria Golino to Direct Racy Sicily-Set ‘The Art of Joy’ TV Series for Sky Studios

Italian actor and director Valeria Golino (“The Morning Show,” “Miele”) is set to make her debut as a TV series director with “The Art of Joy,” an erotically…

Finneas Will Unpack Solo Album ‘Optimist’ in iHeartRadio Series (Podcast News Roundup)

In today’s podcast news roundup, Finneas fronts the first season of the artist-led “Song Stories” podcast from iHeartRadio; sports journalist Tom Rinaldi tells the story of MLB star…

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial Doc Examining TikTok’s Influence on Viewers Set at NBC News (EXCLUSIVE)

NBC News is launching a new documentary about the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial on digital channels Wednesday, Variety has learned exclusively. Titled “A Marriage on Trial:…

‘Lucy and Desi,’ ‘We Feed People’ Bring Emmy Wealth to Imagine Documentaries

Documentaries about the first couple of television and a chef on a mission proved to be fruitful for Imagine Documentaries this year. The four-year-old arm of Imagine Entertainment…