Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie sat down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” her directorial debut. Jolie admits the film, which takes an unflinching look at the mass rape and ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian War in the 1990s, is “a hard movie to watch, but it is intentionally so.” Continue reading
Movies like this year’s 3-D blockbuster “Avatar” feature high-tech effects. Are these new techniques the next phase in film production or just gimmicks? Jeffrey Brown reports on the future of film. Continue reading
The Best Documentary Feature category for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards is crowded with films that hope to make the world a little brighter.
Playwright Horton Foote, who died Wednesday at age 92, wrote prolifically about the daily hardships and triumphs of ordinary Americans. A scene from his play “A Trip to Bountiful,” which he adapted for the screen in 1985, depicts the character Carrie Watts on her final visit to her Texas hometown. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown previews the Academy Awards with the AFI’s Todd Hitchcock.
For documentary filmmakers, the reward of an Oscar nomination is twofold: It raises awareness around the film’s subjects or issues and generates interest in a genre that ticket buyers don’t generally flock to.