Hulu expands its documentary film selection

Online video site Hulu has expanded its documentary section, increasing the number of free, full-length, often high-definition films and featuring that section more prominently. The site had previously hosted documentaries in addition to its reality TV category.

In a blog post announcement, Hulu says this is “a genre that should benefit disproportionately from the growth in online video,” and also notes the addition of Cinelan Three-Minute Stories, which is “a new way for documentary filmmakers to share three-minute films with audiences.”

Some of those films come from a partnership with Snag Films, an impressive site that describes itself as “committed to finding the world’s most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve.”

The feature-length documentaries include Morgan Spurlock’s Super-Size Me and the incredible 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams, plus Oscar-winning documentary The Times Of Harvey Milk and Oscar-nominated The Buena Vista Social Club. Other films include Dig!, which follows The Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor and The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe, and Confessions of a Superhero, which follows four people who dress up as superheros and work Hollywood Blvd.

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