Editor’s note: While these aren’t Independent Lens films of course, the Decline films are some of our very favorite music docs, make for perfect summertime viewing, and are finally all out together on DVD. Read on for critic Noel Murray’s exclusive take on them, and a few more of his own favorites. By Noel Murray Each of director …
Independent Lens is packing up and heading down to Austin for what’s going to be our busiest SxSW yet. Take a look at what we have in store and you’ll see why we’re so excited for our time in Texas!
Trials of Muhammad Ali director Bill Siegel put together a list of 12 films that have most influenced him in his career in documentary filmmaking. From Genghis Blues to When We Were Kings, Werner Herzog to Spike Lee, Siegel’s diverse list is a great starting point for anyone interested in learning more.
Guest blogger Tom Roston (“DocSoup Man”) interviews filmmaker Bill Siegel about his acclaimed film The Trials of Muhammad Ali, which premieres on Independent Lens April 14. Siegel reveals his experience showing the film to Ali and his wife, and how this isn’t just another Ali doc.