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Free China Screening Celebrates Magna Carta’s 800 Years of Liberty and Justice

Jennifer Zeng, at Washington DC, Candle Light Vigil. (NTD Television)
Jennifer Zeng, at Washington DC, Candle Light Vigil. (NTD Television)

WILMINGTON, Del.—It’s unusual for a documentary film to tour the film festival circuit for over a year, and, if lucky, to show on movie screens...




  • This undated publicity photo provided by PBS shows, from left, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes, from the TV series, "Downton Abbey." (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs)

    ‘Downton Abbey’ to End After Upcoming 6th Season

    NEW YORK  — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after “Downton Abbey” concludes next year. Producers of the popular... Read more

  • The Comcast Center in Philadelphia, Dec. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    The Fall of Cable Is Coming

    Cable is amazing. For as much as people justifiably rag on cable providers, the actual content and breadth of channels is absolutely mesmerizing. When you... Read more

  • (L–F) James Corden chatting with his first guests Mila Kunis and Tom Hanks on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," which premiered Monday, March 23 on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton)

    James Corden Plays Nice in Bow as ‘Late Late Show’ Host

    LOS ANGELES—James Corden began his foray as the “Late Late Show” host with a schoolboy’s giggle and a bid to endear himself to viewers as... Read more

  • The exterior of Netflix headquarters is shown in Los Gatos, Calif., on April 22, 2011. Even as Netflix continues to pump out more original programming, its bosses say they will continue to keep secret details on how many people are actually watching. The streaming service, with 53 million subscribers, doesn't pay for the third-party ratings service provided by the Nielsen company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Top 10 TV Series You Can Stream on Netflix

    Netflix is a blessing and a curse. For a mere $8 a month, you get unlimited access to a vast library of content that can... Read more

  • Producer Marc Smerling and director Andrew Jarecki attend 'The Jinx' New York Premiere at Time Warner Center on January 28, 2015 in New York City. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

    Documentary Films Change the Tide of Murder Investigations

    LOS ANGELES—Robert Durst was a rich man living free despite police efforts to link him to murder. Adnan Syed was a young man imprisoned for... Read more

  • The Enchanted Hill, the legendary home now best known as Hearst Castle, built by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst in San Simeon, Calif. The acclaimed film "Citizen Kane" will be shown at Hearst Castle. The 1941 film, in part based on Hearst's life, so infuriated Hearst that he sought to derail the movie, which portrayed the rise and fall of an obsessively controlling character. (AP/The Tribune, Joe Johnston)

    ‘Citizen Kane’ to Play at Hearst Castle’s Private Theater

    SAN SIMEON, Calif.—For some movie buffs, showing Orson Welles’ acclaimed film “Citizen Kane” at Hearst Castle is like having a screening of “Star Wars” on... Read more

  • Actress Meryl Streep arrives for the premiere of the film "India's Daughter" at Baruch College in New York, Monday, March 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Rape Documentary Banned in India Debuts in US

    NEW YORK—A rape documentary banned from airing in India received its U.S. premiere at a star-studded event on Monday that included actresses Meryl Streep and... Read more

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    We’re Obsessed With Zombies, Which Says a Lot About Today

    The zombie invasion is here. Our bookshops, cinemas, and TVs are dripping with the pustulating debris of their relentless shuffle to cultural domination. A search... Read more

  • Comedian Jay Leno arrives to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Tower on Feb. 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez /AFP/Getty Images)

    Comedian Jay Leno Makes Comeback in Israel for Award Show

    JERUSALEM—Jay Leno is making a comeback—in Israel. The late-night legend says he will return to Israel in June to host the award ceremony for the... Read more

  • Director Gabe Polsky (R)  and the crew of the documentary film, "Red Army," filming on location in Red Square, Moscow. Polsky’s film tells the story of the Soviet Union’s relationship with its famed national hockey team through the eyes of Slava Fetisov, the Hall of Fame defenseman who later won two Stanley Cup titles with the Detroit Red Wings. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics/Red Army Doc LLC, Silvia Zeitlinger)

    Documentary Tells Gripping Story of Red Army Hockey Team

    LOS ANGELES—Gabe Polsky wouldn’t stop pestering him, so Viacheslav “Slava” Fetisov grudgingly promised 15 minutes to the American making a documentary about the Soviet Union... Read more

  • Based on Eddie Huang’s bestselling memoir, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat premiered last month. (Bob D'Amico/ABC)

    Fresh Off the Boat and the Rise of Niche TV

    The new ABC family comedy Fresh Off the Boat is being hailed for returning, at last, an Asian-American family to US television – the first since 1994’s... Read more

  • Presenter Sean Penn, left, and filmmaker Alejandro Iñárritu pose in the press room after winning multiple awards including best original screenplay, best director and best picture for “Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," at the Oscars in Los Angeles. On Saturday, March 7. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

    Sean Penn Has ‘No Apologies’ for His Green Card Joke

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Sean Penn opened up about the green card joke heard ’round the world on Saturday in Beverly Hills during a promotional tour for... Read more

  • Pedestrians wear masks against the pollution on Nov. 29, 2014, in Beijing, China. A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    Popular Environmental Documentary Removed From China’s Web

    BEIJING— A popular documentary about China’s environmental woes that has been viewed hundreds of millions of times over the past week was removed from Chinese... Read more

  • Flowers adorn the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Leonard Nimoy in Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    One of the Family: Leonard Nimoy’s Impact on Fandom

    The world said goodbye to Leonard Nimoy last week, and for those who identify as serious fans of Star Trek, the loss felt unexpectedly personal... Read more

  • Leonard Nimoy arrives at the LA premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    How Did Leonard Nimoy Come Up With Vulcan Salute?

    Leonard Nimoy aka Spock passed away on Friday, and some fans of the beloved actor are wondering how he came up with the popular Vulcan... Read more

  • Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr Spock on Star Trek, died at age 86.  Leonard Nimoy of Mr. Spock fame died on Friday at age 83. But did you know that he recorded several albums and authored a few books? (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan: See Spock’s Iconic Last Scene

    Following the death of Spock actor Leonard Nimoy, many were sharing moments from “Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan.” [Warning: This contains “spoilers” from the... Read more


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