This was in the New Frontier exhibition that’s showcasing a new world of virtual reality technology and its use in filmmaking. There was plenty of video game-like ‘immersion,’ Filmmakers are beginning to think through how to tell a complex story using VR, and you, the viewer, are suddenly in that story. Continue reading
In depicting American slavery, Hollywood has long left some of the most brutal realities largely unseen. But the filmmakers behind “12 Years a Slave” tried not to flinch in showing the full system of human subjugation. Jeffrey Brown talks to screenwriter John Ridley about the challenge of humanizing a brutal institution. Continue reading
In depicting American slavery, Hollywood has long left some of the most brutal realities largely unseen. But the filmmakers behind "12 Years a Slave" tried not to flinch in showing the full system of human subjugation. Jeffrey Brown talks to screenwriter John Ridley about the challenge of humanizing a dehumanizing institution. Continue reading
After more than two decades, Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern now have what Sundberg calls, “a long marriage of a work partnership.” The documentary filmmakers founded Break-Thru Films in 1990 and began working on their first major, feature-length documentary in 1994.
North Korea’s national soccer team is something Gordon knows a lot about — it took him four years to be granted access to make his first film, “The Game of Their Lives,” a profile of North Korea’s 1966 World Cup team.
In “Winter’s Bone” — originally a novel by Daniel Woodrell and now a film by director Debra Granik — 17-year-old Ree Dolly must find her troubled father who has disappeared just as he put up the family’s house as bail. Now the head of the family, Ree bravely starts a dangerous search in order to keep her younger siblings and mother from being turned out into the cold.
It involves casinos, the murder of a Greek tycoon, intrigue in Washington and much more. But the film, “Casino Jack and the United States of Money” is a documentary unwinding the trail of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff — once a powerful player in the nation’s capital, now a convicted felon serving time in prison.