Liz Garbus’ Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (pictured), Brian Oakes’ Jim: The James Foley Story and World of Wonder’s Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures are among the documentaries that will air on HBO during the first half of the year.
All three films are due to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month and are among the 20 doc features and shorts on the premium U.S. cable network’s winter/spring 2016 schedule.
Due to air on April 9, Nothing Left Unsaid looks at the relationship between heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt and her son, the CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, while Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato‘s Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures is the first comprehensive documentary about influential photographer Robert Mapplethorpe since his death in 1989. It will air on April 4.
Jim: The James Foley Story, which HBO acquired earlier this week, recounts the life of American journalist James Foley who was held captive by ISIS for two years before being executed on a video uploaded to YouTube in August 2014. It will bow on February 6.
Other titles on the slate include Jacob Bernstein’s doc about his late mother Nora Ephron, Everything Is Copy; Laurie Anderson’s essay film Heart of a Dog; the Lena Dunham-exec produced Suited, about a Brooklyn-based suiting company for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients; and Rock and a Hard Place, from 44 Blue, Seven Buck Productions and exec producer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The complete schedule follows:
Jim: The James Foley Story by Brian Oakes
Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma by Greg Barker
Becoming Mike Nichols by Jack O’Brien
Mavis! By Jessica Edwards
A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Ebola: The Doctors’ Story, Body Team 12 and Orphans of Ebola (three short films)
Everything Is Copy by Jacob Bernstein
Only the Dead See the End of War by Bill Guttentag
April (date TBD)
Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks by Dan Reed
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper by Liz Garbus
Class Divide by Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson
Rock and a Hard Place by Matthew O’Neill and Jon Alpert
Every Brilliant Thing by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey
Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution by Jon Alpert
Suited by Jason Benjamin