- My Five Favorite Documentaries from True/False Film Fest 2012
Tom Roston recaps the Midwestern film festival True/False, where he saw a slate of inspiring documentaries including How to Survive a Plague, The Imposter, Bully, Searching for Sugar Man and Undefeated.
- A Preview of the 2012 True/False Film Fest
Tom Roston gives a rundown of the films he is looking forward to seeing at the True/False documentary festival, as well as some of the quirky events he hopes to catch while he's there.
- POV Docs at Princeton Environmental Film Festival
The Princeton Environmental Film Festival runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 12, 2012, at Princeton Public Library. The Oscar®-nominated 'If a Tree Falls' screens on Feb. 10 and will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Sam Cullman. 'The City Dark' (POV, 2012) screens on Feb. 11 with filmmaker Ian Cheney in attendance.
- The Sundance 2012 Documentary Winners
Any documentary filmmaker will tell you that getting a film into Sundance is a Herculean achievement in itself, but some also come away with an award. Check out a rundown of the 13 prizes given to documentaries at this year's festival.
- November at Flaherty NYC
The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar's program of innovative docs continues for three more Wednesdays in November at New York City's 92YTribeca.
- DOC NYC 2011 Preview
New York's fall documentary festival is back for a second year, with galas Into the Abyss, Lemon and The Island President and a tribute to cinéma vérité pioneer Richard Leacock.
- BAMcinemaFEST 2011: Charlie Ahearn on 'Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer'
In a conversation with freelance journalist Adam Schartoff, Charlie Ahearn traces his history as an artist and filmmaker, from his classic hip-hop film Wild Style to his new film, Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer, which closes BAMcinemaFEST's 2011 documentary line-up in New York City this weekend.
- BAMcinemaFEST 2011: Alison Ellwood on 'Magic Trip'
Freelance journalist Adam Schartoff talks with filmmaker and editor Alison Ellwood, whose new documentary as co-director, Magic Trip, screens at BAMcinemaFEST 2011 in New York City.
- BAMcinemaFEST 2011: Three More Nonfiction Recommendations
Freelance journalist Adam Schartoff gives nonfiction fans in New York City three good reasons to get to Brooklyn's Fort Greene over the next few days for BAMcinemaFEST 2011: Anne Buford's Elevate, Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney's Magic Trip and Charlie Ahearn's Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer.
- BAMcinemaFEST 2011: Heather Courtney on 'Where Soldiers Come From'
In this dispatch from BAMcinemaFEST 2011, Heather Courtney tells freelance journalist Adam Schartoff how a filmmaking project about her Michigan hometown took a detour to Afghanistan.
- BAMcinemaFEST 2011: Oscar Nominee Marshall Curry on 'If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front'
Freelance journalist Adam Schartoff checks in from BAMcinemaFEST 2011. In this dispatch, Schartoff talks with POV alum Marshall Curry about his new documentary, which leads the festival's nonfiction lineup and airs later this summer on POV.
- BAMcinemaFEST Kicks Off Third Season Bringing Blue Chip Docs to Brooklyn
Freelance journalist and film programmer Adam Schartoff previews the documentary slate at Brooklyn's BAMcinemaFEST, June 16-26, 2011.
- Doc Soup: Review of 'The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975'
MoMA’s New Directors / New Films festival kicks off Wednesday in New York City, and lasts until April 3, once again bringing to light a sometimes esoteric, but usually intriguing selection of movies. Not exactly overflowing in the documentary department, the fest does offer at least one must-see: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. The film […]
- SXSW Spotlight: 'Better This World' Filmmakers Q&A
POV veteran filmmaker Katie Galloway (Prison Town, USA, POV 2007) and Kelly Duane de la Vega will be premiering their new film, Better This World (POV 2011) at the South by Southwest Film Festival this weekend in Austin, Texas. The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the […]
- Sundance Wrap-Up: The World Premieres of 'If a Tree Falls' (POV 2011) and 'Granito' (POV 2012)
POV’s coordinating producer Andrew Catauro attended the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Just a few days ago, my first ever Sundance experience came to an end (I’ve got the gift bag and a pesky headcold to prove it.). Now through the steam of my TheraFlu, I want to report back on the […]
- Weekly Roundup: PBS Interactive, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and More
This week, we take a look at a few film festivals and turn our attention to POV films — and their subjects — in the news. The Silverdocs Documentary Festival will take place from June 21- 27, 2010 (see our post about the festival in last week’s roundup). In addition to a great slate of […]
- Weekly Roundup: Silverdocs, POV Films in the News, and a Sneak Peek
This week, we take a look at the upcoming Silverdocs lineup, catch up on news from past POV films and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming POV season! Silverdocs, the venerable documentary festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, just announced its 2010 festival lineup. Among the films that will be screened at the festival are […]
- Full Frame 2010: The Once and Future Festival
I’m back from my jaunt down to Full Frame, and grateful to return to the carcinogenic particulate matter of NYC rather than suffering the yellow plague of pollen that’s all over everything in Durham. And this post may be a day late, dollar short, whatever — still, here’s my take on Full Frame 2010. The […]