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'Next Goal Wins' follows team from worst to winners

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley and WTOP Sports Director Dave Johnson chat with former D.C. United coach Thomas Rongen, whose experience coaching American Samoa is the subject of the new documentary "Next Goal Wins."

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 12:04pm EDT

Tags: Jason Fraley, Fraley on Film, Next Goal Wins, soccer


'Punk the Capital' relives D.C. punk, hardcore days

Newcomers to D.C. might think Madam's Organ is nothing more than an Adams Morgan watering hole frequented by lovers of blues and jazz.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:31am EDT

Tags: Punk the Capital, punk rock, alicia lozano

Local couple premieres documentary 'Life According to Sam' on HBO

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine are back with a new documentary about a rare disease and its impact on 17-year-old Sam Berns and his family.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 07:12am EDT

Tags: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine, Inocente, Life According to Sam, hbo,


Marking International Day of the Girl with 'Girl Rising'

Right now, 77 million girls can only dream of going to school, but tradition and oppression block their way. That's why the documentary "Girl Rising" played in theaters all over the country on Oct. 10.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 01:21pm EDT

Tags: Girl Rising, International Day of the Girl, Film, Deborah Feinstein, Bob Madigan

Did Led Zeppelin really play in Wheaton, Md.?

A new documentary explores the mysterious show at Wheaton Youth Center in 1969, on the day of Richard Nixon's inauguration.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 07:32pm EDT

Tags: Led Zeppelin Played Here, Led Zeppelin, Wheaton Youth Center, Jeff Krulik, wheaton,


'Lipstick and Liquor' explores suburban secrets, stigmas

In December of 2009, Emmy award-winning producer, writer and documentary filmmaker Lori Butterfield read a story in the Washington Post about a 39-year-old Woodbridge wife and mother who went missing after a minor accident that happened before a major snowstorm.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 10:46am EDT

Tags: Lipstick and Liquor, alcoholism, alcohol, Rachel Nania, Lori Butterfield,

Documentary on 'Lincoln' movie to make Va. debut

A film that looks behind the Virginia-made scenes of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is making its debut in Richmond.

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 09:21am EST

Tags: Lincoln, Richmond,

Northern Va. schools used for PBS documentary on gun violence

A new PBS documentary examining possible warning signs for school shootings has used two Northern Virginia schools for part of the setting.

Sunday - 02/03/2013, 02:41pm EST

Tags: gun violence, newtown, Northern Virginia, PBS, Hank Silverberg

Va. native discusses Oscar-winning doc 'Undefeated'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley holds a Q&A with one of the producers of the Oscar-winning football documentary "Undefeated."

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:41pm EDT

Tags: Jason Fraley, Undefeated, oscars, Academy Awards,