Documentary Roundup

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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Links and Events

Coverage of the fantastic Kim Longinotto (Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, POV 2009) retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art included articles by Cynthia Fuchs at Pop Matters, who writes, “Longinotto’s documentaries explore moral and emotional intricacies, the shifting relations between individuals and communities,” and indieWire, which called Kim “England’s answer to Frederick Wiseman.”

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Link Roundup

MoMA’s retrospective of Kim Longinotto‘s work starts this week. This is a rare chance to see all of Kim’s masterful films in America, and to hear from Kim herself — she is considered one of the foremost vérité filmmakers in the documentary world. Kim’s film Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go will air on POV

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SXSW: Lots of Docs, But (Sadly) No Time for ‘Office Space’

POV staffer Anne del Castillo just returned from Austin, Texas, where she attended the South By Southwest Film Festival. She reports back on the films she saw and the films she’s sad she missed. Maybe it’s age, but I’m finding that each year, it takes me a little longer to recover from SXSW. After 15

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Doc Roundup: Full Frame, ‘Young@Heart’, and Errol Morris

This past week was a busy one in the doc world. The Full Frame Documentary Festival took place in North Carolina; Young@Heart, the first documentary acquired by distribution company Fox Searchlight in a decade was released to wide acclaim; and the upcoming release of his Standard Operating Procedure has Errol Morris all over the news.

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Doc Roundup: March 6, 2008

IN THEATERS From The Unforeseen Laura Dunn‘s The Unforeseen, executive produced by Terrence Malick and Robert Redford, tells the story of massive real estate developments near Austin, Texas and their impact on the environment. The film, called “part straight-ahead land-war documentary and part elegiac contemplation of the earth and what humans do to it” by

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