- Now on DVD: 'Kurt Cobain: About a Son'
Kurt Cobain would have turned 41 yesterday. The Nirvana frontman wasn’t even 30 years old when he died in 1994, but songs like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” were practically anthems for the 90s. And whether the timing was a deliberate act of commemoration or sheer coincidence, AJ Schnack‘s Kurt Cobain: About a Son (first released […]
- Valentine's Day Docs: POV Staff Picks
Who says Valentine's Day has to be all about flowers and candy?
- At MOMA – Documentary Fortnight Begins This Week
If you’re in New York City, check out MoMA’s annual showcase of international documentary films from February 13-March 3. This year’s Documentary Fortnight features more than 30 films, with a special focus on docs about the environment, covering a whole range of topics from graffiti in New York to the problems of chemical sensitivities. Another […]
- Arctic Son Update: Art by Stanley Njootli Jr.
Last August, POV aired Andrew Walton‘s Arctic Son, set in the remote village of Old Crow in the Canadian Yukon. In the film, we watch as a father and his son are reunited after almost 25 years apart. Stan Jr. turns to art to express his emotions and to share his view of the world […]
- Watching and Reading: February 8, 2008
WATCHING MediaStorm presents Rape of a Nation, Marcus Bleasdale’s photos from the D.R.C. Growing Up Online Is the Internet changing the experience of childhood? Frontline looks at the way kids are spending their time online.. READING Pirates of Sundance: Columbia Law prof Tim Wu recommends indie filmmakers look to BitTorrent for distribution. Via Slate.com Rabbi […]
- Super Tuesday: Q&A with 'Election Day' Filmmaker Katy Chevigny
With Election Day, filmmaker Katy Chevigny takes a look back at the events of November 2, 2004. We caught up with Chevigny last week to ask her some questions about her film and find out why she believes some steps still need to be taken to ensure a fair election on November 4, 2008. Election […]
- Questions for 'Critical Condition' Filmmaker Roger Weisberg
With Critical Condition, Roger Weisberg takes an unflinching look at what it’s like to be sick and uninsured in America. He took a few minutes to answer some questions about his film and why health care and universal health insurance should be a critical issue during this election year. Critical Condition will have its broadcast […]
- Priming for Super Tuesday: Media Guide to Election '08 Video on the Web
This year, there are so many sites that feature political coverage that it can be almost as overwhelming to wade through the coverage as it is to figure out who really stands for what. Here are a few sites that do a nice job of rounding up audio and video — from news, interviews with […]
- Watching and Reading: February 1, 2008
WATCHING Patti Smith talks about the new film Patti Smith: Dream of Life by Stephen Sebring (via Salon.com). Classic moments from the Sundance Film Festival (via The Sundance Channel). READING Salon.com film critic Andrew O’Heir writes about his favorite narrative and documentary films from Sundance. Michael Moore wants multiplexes to air more documentaries and foreign […]
- A Family Member Speaks About 'Traces of the Trade'
On January 21, Katrina Browne‘s Traces of the Trade had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
- Watching and Reading: January 25, 2008
WATCHING Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita Frontline looks at the stem cell research debate. Comedian Mark Malkoff lived in an IKEA store for six days and six nights. READING Sundance 2008 DealsFrequently updated list of films that have found distribution at Sundance (From Spout blog) POV alum Alex Rivera (The Sixth Section, 2003) is […]