The fallout from the financial crisis, the challenges facing public education, and the idealism of youth are just some areas covered in Frederick Wiseman's latest direct cinema epic At Berkeley.
Highly acclaimed at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, where it won the Audience Award, Mark Levinson's documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the most significant scientific experiment of a generation is both visually compelling and brilliantly informative.
Combining techno-thriller intrigue and interviews with bastions of the written word, Ben Lewis' Google and the World Brain is a damning portrait of the search engine giant's controversial tactics in their quest to scan every book in the world.
In their new film, avant-garde documentary filmmakers Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi resculpt home movies from the Italian occupation of Ethiopia into a damning deconstruction of fascism and colonialism.
Online video of a distressed young pilot whale at a SeaWorld park has renewed interest in Gabriela Cowperthwaite's orca doc Blackfish, which is critical of keeping marine mammals in captivity.
Sound + Vision film Brothers Hypnotic by first-time filmmaker Reuben Atlas spotlights an unconventional band of eight brothers from a rough Chicago neighborhood who decidedly play outside the conventions of the music industry, pursuing their brash sound while catching the attention of celebs and their charismatic father.
The director behind our Sound + Vision Opening Night film discusses discovering Charles Bradley, finding a story through editing, and the process of making his first feature documentary.