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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Nina Davenport Documents Her Single Motherhood, Jim Rash Delves Into the Writing Process

29 July 2013 6:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Copper," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "First Comes Love": Broadcast Premiere Monday, July 29 at 9pm on HBO Nina Davenport, the filmmaker whose chronicling of Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed's internship on "Everything is Illuminated" found her inexorably being dragged into the story herself in 2007's "Operation Filmmaker," turns her camera fully on herself in her new documentary "First Comes Love." The 41-year-old New Yorker documents her journey toward single motherhood when she finds herself entering her 40s with no steady partner in sight and a growing concern that the window during which she can have a child is coming to an end. "Pov": "Neurotypical" Monday, July 29 at 10pm »

- Alison Willmore

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Nina Davenport Documents Her Single Motherhood, Jim Rash Delves Into the Writing Process

29 July 2013 6:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Copper," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "First Comes Love": Broadcast Premiere Monday, July 29 at 9pm on HBO Nina Davenport, the filmmaker whose chronicling of Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed's internship on "Everything is Illuminated" found her inexorably being dragged into the story herself in 2007's "Operation Filmmaker," turns her camera fully on herself in her new documentary "First Comes Love." The 41-year-old New Yorker documents her journey toward single motherhood when she finds herself entering her 40s with no steady partner in sight and a growing concern that the window during which she can have a child is coming to an end. "Pov": "Neurotypical" Monday, July 29 at 10pm »

- Alison Willmore

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TV on Tap: NBC Remaking “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Doctor Who” Promises Answers for Christmas

29 July 2013 4:25 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Talking with the Television Critics Association this weekend, NBC revealed it’s working on four mini-series events. That includes a four-hour “updated remake” of Rosemary’s Baby, a movie with Diane Lane playing Hillary Clinton from 1998 to the present (I’m sure conservative pundits will take it in stride and won’t spin wackadoodle conspiracy theories in reaction), a period piece about how Plymouth Rock landed on the Pilgrims (or would they land on Plymouth Rock?) and a remake of Stephen King‘s The Tommyknockers. I think you could do something interesting in remaking Rosemary’s Baby, but it would take more than four hours.

There’s a high bar to reach…

NBC also revealed that they’ve got a figure skating documentary about Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding in the works, days after Espn revealed it was tackling the story, too. However, NBC promises an exclusive interview with Kerrigan. »

- Lyle Masaki

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What to Watch Monday: Switched at Birth Cooks Up Trouble, a Drought Under the Dome and More

29 July 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Monday: Switched at Birth finds a recipe for drama, The Glades takes a risk, water runs low Under the Dome and Top Gear meets… Wolverine? As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Switched At Birth (ABC Family) | Bay plans a “Deaf Day” to boost biz at Maui, Kansas; Daphne is shocked by what she learns when she runs into Chef Jeff.

8:30 pm Top Gear (BBC America) | The hosts bring relief to flood-stricken areas of Britain; Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine) is The Star in the Reasonably Priced Car. »

- Rebecca Iannucci

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Nina Davenport Chronicles Her Decision to Have a Baby on Her Own in HBO's 'First Comes Love'

28 July 2013 9:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When Nina Davenport, the "Operation Filmmaker" director whose new personal doc, "First Comes Love," premieres on HBO tonight at 9pm, gives birth to her son Jasper at age 41, she does so surrounded by an amusingly large group of friends, including the father of the baby. "I didn't expect the hospital to let so many people into the delivery room," she observes dryly in voiceover. What she isn't accompanied by is a husband. Davenport, finding herself single going into her 40s, decided that if she wanted to have a biological child, she wasn't going to be able to do it in the traditional fashion referenced in the title -- by meeting Mr. Right, marrying him and then getting pregnant. Instead, Davenport enlists a somewhat reluctant gay pal to donate his sperm and the support of various others in her life, including her best friend Amy, to accompany her on her journey toward being a single mother, »

- Alison Willmore

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Nina Davenport Chronicles Her Decision to Have a Baby on Her Own in HBO's 'First Comes Love'

28 July 2013 9:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Nina Davenport, the "Operation Filmmaker" director whose new personal doc, "First Comes Love," premieres on HBO tonight at 9pm, gives birth to her son Jasper at age 41, she does so surrounded by an amusingly large group of friends, including the father of the baby. "I didn't expect the hospital to let so many people into the delivery room," she observes dryly in voiceover. What she isn't accompanied by is a husband. Davenport, finding herself single going into her 40s, decided that if she wanted to have a biological child, she wasn't going to be able to do it in the traditional fashion referenced in the title -- by meeting Mr. Right, marrying him and then getting pregnant. Instead, Davenport enlists a somewhat reluctant gay pal to donate his sperm and the support of various others in her life, including her best friend Amy, to accompany her on her journey toward being a single mother, »

- Alison Willmore

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‘First Comes Love’: An Honest Portrayal Of Single Motherhood

26 July 2013 2:10 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

All parents should watch Nina Davenport’s fascinating documentary of her journey to become a mother, and how it is hard and rewarding in equal measures to be a single parent.

Following her hit documentary Always A Bridesmaid, Nina Davenport has stepped back behind the camera and is debuting her brand new documentary First Comes Love on HBO on July 29. HollywoodLife.com got an exclusive first look at the poignant and stark documentary, and we can testify that it is a must watch.

First Comes Love’: HBO Documentary Is A Must-See

The documentary shows Nina film around six years of her life, where she decides to have a child on her own. This stark and completely honest film shows 41-year-old Nina decide she is sick of the New York dating scene, and decide that she wants to have a child on her own.

Nina enlists the help of her »

- Eleanore Hutch

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First Comes Love: Nina Davenport Births a Son--And a Great Doc

23 July 2013 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Tell enough guys the premise of auteur-of-the-self Nina Davenport's HBO doc First Comes Love, and at least a couple will confirm through their reactions just why First Comes Love matters. The inevitable carping: "Two hours about this unmarried woman's decision to have a baby? How narcissistic!" Or: "A fortyish Manhattanite getting pregnant on her own is supposed to be news? I know four!" In the film—which is wise, warm, funny, open, and more interested in life as it's actually lived than any other to debut this summer—that sort of why bother? is trumped by her own father. "Send for the abortionist!" he cries after Davenport tells him she's pregnant. A couple seconds later, it becomes clear he's not joking.

No more narcissistic than Proust, and »

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Review: “First Comes Love”

23 July 2013 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The fine line between movingly personal and irritatingly self-indulgent is pretty much obliterated by “First Comes Love,” autobiographical documentarian Nina Davenport’s video memoir of her decision to have a baby on her own, and the subsequent process of doing that. In tone, Davenport’s film (a genuine chore to watch at 106 minutes) recalls those New York Times Sunday Styles pieces in which annoying people provide first-person accounts chronicling major life events. By the end, this HBO presentation feels like one of those uncomfortable evenings where you visit a friend, and they bore you to death with images of their ultrasound.

At first blush, Davenport’s story ought to be highly relatable, certainly within the obvious quadrants. Entering her 40s and single after the customary struggles with Manhattan dating (dealt with in her earlier doc, “Always a Bridesmaid”), she becomes keenly aware of those around her procreating and concludes she desperately wants to join them, »

- Brian Lowry

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The 15 Shows, Doc Series and Original Movies You Should Watch This Summer

31 May 2013 8:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The traditional television season is over and we're now in glorious summer -- but what was once a TV dead zone full of reruns and disposable reality fare freeing people to actually go outside is now packed with new and returning series and docs (not to mention the season finales of "Game of Thrones" on June 9 and "Mad Men" on June 23). Hell, all that sun is bad for your skin anyway -- here's a guide to what's on this summer. HBO's Summer Doc Series: June 10-August 12, HBO HBO has a new documentary every Monday night this summer, starting with Sundance selection "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" on June 10 and ending with "Americans in Bed" on August 12. Being HBO, many of the films are fresh from festival premieres and come from major directors like Nina Davenport, Josh Fox and Liz Garbus. Check out the lineup. "Futurama": June 19-September 4, Comedy Central »

- Alison Willmore

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The 15 Shows, Doc Series and Original Movies You Should Watch This Summer

31 May 2013 8:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The traditional television season is over and we're now in glorious summer -- but what was once a TV dead zone full of reruns and disposable reality fare freeing people to actually go outside is now packed with new and returning series and docs (not to mention the season finales of "Game of Thrones" on June 9 and "Mad Men" on June 23). Hell, all that sun is bad for your skin anyway -- here's a guide to what's on this summer. HBO's Summer Doc Series: June 10-August 12, HBO HBO has a new documentary every Monday night this summer, starting with Sundance selection "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" on June 10 and ending with "Americans in Bed" on August 12. Being HBO, many of the films are fresh from festival premieres and come from major directors like Nina Davenport, Josh Fox and Liz Garbus. Check out the lineup. "Futurama": June 19-September 4, Comedy Central »

- Alison Willmore

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HBO Announces a Summer Doc Lineup That Includes Films on Pussy Riot, Marilyn Monroe and Fracking

1 May 2013 12:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO Documentary Films announced its summer lineup today, ten weeks of nonfiction film that include 2013 Sundance selections "The Crash Reel," "Gideon's Army" and "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" and work from directors Nina Davenport, Josh Fox, Liz Garbus and others. The films air on HBO on Monday nights, kicking off on June 10th with Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin's feature about Russia's best known feminist art collective. Here's the full lineup, with descriptions courtesy of HBO. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (June 10), an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit, tells the story of Nadia, Masha and Katia of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot. In Feb. 2012, they performed a 40-second “punk prayer” inside Russia’s main cathedral, which led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred, followed by a trial that reverberated around »

- Alison Willmore

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HBO Announces a Summer Doc Lineup That Includes Films on Pussy Riot, Marilyn Monroe and Fracking

1 May 2013 12:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO Documentary Films announced its summer lineup today, ten weeks of nonfiction film that include 2013 Sundance selections "The Crash Reel," "Gideon's Army" and "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" and work from directors Nina Davenport, Josh Fox, Liz Garbus and others. The films air on HBO on Monday nights, kicking off on June 10th with Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin's feature about Russia's best known feminist art collective. Here's the full lineup, with descriptions courtesy of HBO. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (June 10), an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit, tells the story of Nadia, Masha and Katia of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot. In Feb. 2012, they performed a 40-second “punk prayer” inside Russia’s main cathedral, which led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred, followed by a trial that reverberated around »

- Alison Willmore

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'American Promise' Tops Full Frame Winners

8 April 2013 9:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced the winners of its 2013 edition, which ran this past weekend. Joe Full list of winners below, with descriptions and statements provided by the festival: The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award was presented to American Promise directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. This personal film follows the directors’ son and his best friend from their first day of kindergarten through high school graduation, and how their lives diverge. This award is sponsored by The Reva and David Logan Foundation. The Jury, Greg Barker, Nina Davenport, and Tia Lessin, stated: “We chose this film – which spans twelve years in the lives of two African American families – for the elegance and honesty with which filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson tell the story of their son Idris and his best friend Seun growing up in Brooklyn. »

- Peter Knegt

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