Ruiyan Xu

Weekly Roundup: Mourning Karen Schmeer, Oscar Nominations, Sundance Wrap-up and More

This week, the documentary world mourns the passing of a beloved editor, we look forward to the Oscars and look back at Sundance, and we take a peek at Patti Smith’s new memoir. Documentary editor Karen Schmeer was killed in a hit-and-run accident in New York City last week. Filmmaker Errol Morris, who worked with

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Oscar Noms for POV Films “Food, Inc.” and “The Most Dangerous Man in America”

Nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles, and we were thrilled to hear that two upcoming POV films, Food, Inc. and The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, were nominated for Best Documentary Feature. About Food, Inc.: How much do we know about the

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Weekly Roundup: Awards Report, Sundance and Haunting Slideshow from Iraq

This week, POV is racking up the awards and getting ready for Sundance. Read on for more news, a smattering of links and a giveaway! It’s been a great week for POV filmmakers. Three POV filmmakers have been nominated for the DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries (Geoffrey Smith for The English Surgeon,

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Weekly Roundup

This week, we catch up with Rocky from Bronx Princess, get ready for the Cinema Eye Awards, read through lots of year-end and decade-end lists of best docs and more. CNN’s “Inside Africa” aired a segment on Bronx Princess (POV 2009) and talked to protagonist Rocky Otoo and her mother, Auntie Yaa. The film follows

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Win the Companion Book to ‘Patti Smith: Dream of Life’!

In honor of the broadcast of Patti Smith: Dream of Life and Patti’s birthday, we’re giving away 10 copies of the companion book! The book Patti Smith: Dream of Life is filled with more than 400 pages of evocative photographs, and beautifully published by Rizzoli press. Elle magazine says: “Coffee-table books, by definition, aren’t meant

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Coming Next: Patti Smith: Dream of Life

On December 30th, POV is thrilled to present Patti Smith: Dream of Life by Steven Sebring. The film, shot over 11 years, is a unique collaboration between the legendary rocker, poet and artist, and renowned fashion photographer Sebring. Following Smith’s personal reflections over a decade, the film explores her many art forms and the friends

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POV and Food, Inc. Kick off Awards Season With Wins!

Christmas trees are up, temperatures have dipped, and as we flip the calendar to December, it’s clear that movie awards season has begun. Yesterday, the International Documentary Association announced winners in several categories for the 2009 IDA Documentary Awards. We’re thrilled to learn that POV won the Continuing Series Award! The ceremony for the IDA

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