Watching and Reading: Week of January 4, 2008

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Watching
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 DVD coverThe Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965

Waging a Living DVD coverPOV Film Screenings
Next week: Waging a Living in Burtonsville, Maryland.

Brodner drawing Barack ObamaNew Yorker: Naked Campaign Shorts
Illustrator Steve Brodner draws the candidates.

Reading
A New Award for Nonfiction
Filmmaker and blogger AJ Schnack announces the birth of a new award for docs.

Patti Smith: Dream of Life Director Steven Sebring
indieWire interviews the first time documentary filmmaker.

True Films 3.0
A list of 200 documentaries you must see before you die by Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired magazine. (PDF)

Bigger, Faster, Stronger Director Christopher Bell
indieWIRE interviews the filmmaker, whose doc will be in competition at Sundance.

Berkeley Daily Planet
The Bay Area newspaper reviews POV’s 20th Anniversary DVD collection.

Talk About Slippery Slopes
Steep, “an undeniably impressive visual spectacle,” hits theatres today. (from the New York Times)

Give Meaning
Helping the documentary subjects of Up the Yangtze.

The Year in Indie Films, 2007
Monk documentaries are “hot, hot, hot.” (from Salon)

Nancy Buirski Departs from Full Frame
After 10 years as the creative leader of Durham, North Carolina’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Nancy Buirski is stepping down. (from Still in Motion)

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