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How the Fiercest Warrior in “Wonder Woman” Kicked Her Way Into Hollywood

This Swedish kickboxing champion devoted her life to the sport. When a terrifying health scare knocked her out, she found a surprising second act on the big screen.

I Was an Extra in a North Korean Propaganda Film

As a visiting documentary filmmaker, I got a rare up-close look at Kim Jong Il’s fanciful film industry. Then they turned the cameras on me.

The Imaginarium of Black Cinema

From an unassuming office building in Harlem, inside one man's mission to preserve Bill Cosby's costume, Dorothy Dandridge's dispatches and other iconic heirlooms of...

The Devil and Walt Disney

Forever enraptured by the magic of Disney's darkest masterpiece, a theater director remembers his terrifying boyhood encounter with "Fantasia."

Master of the Macabre

A self-taught special effects guru, A.S. Hamilton has crafted everything from severed heads to exploded organs with chilling perfection. But his greatest big-screen challenge was...

Forty Years in Flames

After a barn fire destroys a lifetime of master reels and priceless memories, one documentary filmmaker picks up the pieces of his career’s cruelest plot twist.

I Am Rocky Balboa

How a boy named Mike Kunda grew up to become the ultimate Italian Stallion.

Legends Never Die

Two decades after a low-budget film turned Washington Square skaters into international celebrities, the kids from "Kids" struggle with lost lives, distant friendships, and the...

‘Word Is, You Look for the Kids’

Why this Narratively contributor's most ambitious project was also one of the most emotionally trying.