Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions
Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival. However, he had never come out publicly in favor of civil unions as pope, and no pontiff before him had, either. “The pope’s statement clearly contradicts what has been the long-standing teaching of the church about same-sex unions," he said in a statement. Wim Wenders did that in the 2018 film “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.”“Francesco,” is more a visual survey of the world’s crises and tragedies, with audio from the pope providing possible solutions. Instead, Rubin said, Bergoglio urged his fellow bishops to lobby for gay civil unions.
Netflix to release docuseries on Jeffrey Epstein
Published: May 14, 2020, 9:06 amNetflix is coming out with a new docuseries on the late, disgraced multi-millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. The allegations of sex with underage girls over a period of years included reports that Epstein ran a sex trafficking ring. The accusations sparked public outrage, as did the details about a lenient deal Epstein cut with prosecutors years earlier over sex abuse charges. It's based on James Patterson’s bestseller "Filthy Rich," co-written by John Connolly with Tim Malloy. “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” will be out May 27.
Disney+ to celebrate Star Wars Day with new 'Mandalorian’ docuseries
“Star Wars” fans are getting excited about a new release. Disney+ is debuting a new eight-part docuseries called “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.”It's a behind-the-scenes look at how the popular “Mandalorian” series was created, including interviews and never-before-seen footage. Executive producer Jon Favreau hosts the series, which debuts May 4, the day fans celebrate all-things "Star Wars." After that, Disney+ will stream new episodes every Friday.
'Monochrome' co-producer wants documentary to be conversation starter between first responders, residents
'Monochrome' co-producer wants documentary to be conversation starter between first responders, residentsPublished: January 14, 2020, 9:59 am"Monochrome" co-producer Deb Ortiz talks about how you can help donate to get the documentary completed.
Former ‘Bold and Beautiful’ star tackles tensions between police, communities in new documentary
ORLANDO, Fla. – Tracy Melchior, the former star of CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful,” is producing a documentary as a diplomatic “opening act” to heal the growing tension between cops and the communities they serve. “The film is about mutual respect,” Melchior told News 6. We need this mutual understanding.”The working title of the film is “Monochrome.“ It’s a three-year project in need of a final burst of cash to complete the ambitious production. Deb Ortiz, founder of Code 9 in Tampa and co-producer of “Monochrome,” said the film is an investment that makes sense for communities coast to coast. If you would like to donate to the Monochrome project, click here.