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Brakeless Filmmaker Explores the Dangers of Time-Obsession

Filmmaker Kyoko Miyake was born and raised in Japan, though she has lived in the UK for the last 12 years, in addition to a year-long stint in Paris. So she’s lived in multiple places where trains and public transportation are an … Continue reading

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From RealScreen: Archive masterclass on making “Let the Fire Burn”

Super piece by Adam Benzine on Let the Fire Burn‘s extensive, exhaustive archival process, with insight from filmmaker Jason Osder: “Archive masterclass: Making Let the Fire Burn‘.”  The film had its television premiere on Independent Lens in May.

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The New Black: Yoruba Richen Expands the Conversation on Marriage Equality

Yoruba Richen brings to her films a diverse perspective coming from a multifaceted background, all of which came into play when making her new documentary The New Black. The film has the honor of concluding Independent Lens’s 2013-2014 season with … Continue reading

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Jason Osder Explores an American Tragedy in Let the Fire Burn

Let the Fire Burn, which won Best Editing in a Documentary Feature and nabbed Jason Osder Best New Documentary Director at the Tribeca Film Festival, manages to tell the supremely tense and tragic story of the longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical … Continue reading

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Freddy Camalier Finds FAME at Muscle Shoals

“Only the genre’s most studious followers will be able to watch Muscle Shoals without being regularly astonished…Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s documentary tells an extraordinary story.”  — NPR‘s Mark Jenkins Muscle Shoals, which has its broadcast television premiere on PBS tonight on Independent … Continue reading

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali: Q&A with Bill Siegel

Editor’s note: This interview with filmmaker Bill Siegel is brought to you in partnership with our friends at POV, and conducted by excellent, widely-respected independent journalist Tom Roston, who writes the Doc Soup blog. You can also visit the blog … Continue reading

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How Filmmakers Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart Found Medora

The Ann Arbor, Michigan-raised Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart have worn a lot of creative hats. Rothbart created the eclectic, cult magazine Found, has contributed to NPR’s This American Life, written for The New Yorker, Grantland, The New York Times, GQ and … Continue reading

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Blood Brother Filmmakers Chat About Personal Journey to India

If ever a project was a “labor of love,” it’d be Steve Hoover’s documentary Blood Brother, which is about the journey his friend Rocky Braat took, both literally and spiritually. The film explores Braat’s travels to India, where he ended up … Continue reading

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At Berkeley: Frederick Wiseman on Why He Went Back to School

Though this would likely make him uncomfortable, Frederick Wiseman is an American treasure. His documentaries about institutions [see our previous post collecting clips from several of these] have captured people in everyday activities that unpretentiously get at a greater truth. Wrote … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Plague: Q&A with David France

“The 2nd best film of the year” – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe Top Ten Movies of 2012. “It’s hard to overstate how ingenious France’s formal choices are…The material has been shaped in an artful manner that devastates, rouses, and shames.” “Riveting…moving … Continue reading

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