- 'Crazy Wisdom' Screening Brings Out Two “Bad Boys of Buddhism”
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston attends a screening of Johanna Demetrakas' Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche where Buddhism scholar Robert Thurman also admits to an "addiction to sacrilege."
- Where Are the First-Person Women Documentarians?
With Tiffany Shlain's personal documentary Connected wrapping up its theatrical run, Doc Soup Man Tom Roston asks why the best known first-person documentarians are men.
- Doc Soup: Documentary Director Roll Call at 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston weighs in on the balance of new to legendary directors in both the dramatic film and documentary selections at the Sundance Film Festival.
- Doc Soup: Should Aspiring Documentary Filmmakers Go To Film School?
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston tackles the age-old question with input from self-taught filmmaker Matt Morris, professional doc director Brent Huffman, and Jan Krawitz, the head of Stanford's documentary MFA program.
- Doc Soup: The 10 Most Unforgettable Moments in Documentary History
Independent journalist Tom Roston checks in with a list of moments that remind us why we love documentaries. What would top your list?
- Doc Soup: Werner Herzog: 'I am the director'
Who is the director? Albert Maysles and Werner Herzog take two positions after DOC NYC's opening night premiere of Herzog's doc Into the Abyss.
- Doc Soup: The #tweetmydoc Chat with Twitter Documentary Pitch Winner @YourName_MyName
Replay the October 27, 2011, Twitter interview between @DocSoupMan Tom Roston and #tweetmydoc twitter documentary pitch winner @YourName_MyName (Osato Dixon).
- Doc Soup: Announcing the #tweetmydoc Pitch Winner: 'Your Name Is My Name'!
Tom Roston profiles 'Your Name Is My Name's Osata Dixon (@YourName_MyName), who distilled a documentary pitch into 104 compelling characters. Join a #tweetmydoc Twitter chat with Dixon Thursday at 12 PM Eastern.
- Doc Soup: The #tweetmydoc Pitches, So Far
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston looks at who's been tweeting documentary pitches with the hastag #tweetmydoc. Share your doc over twitter by October 17, 2011 for a shot at a profile on the POV Blog.
- Doc Soup: Tweet Your Doc! (#tweetmydoc)
Later this month, Doc Soup Man Tom Roston will feature one documentary-in-progress that makes the most original and compelling use of Twitter — in 140 characters or less, of course. Share your doc with the hashtag #tweetmydoc by October 17, 2011.
- Doc Soup: 'Last Train Home' and Finding Ways to Empathize with the Zhang Family
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston asks whether its possible for most Americans to get inside the heads of the Zhangs, the Chinese migrant worker family at the center of the documentary Last Train Home.
- Doc Soup: A Documentary Dispatch from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston recaps the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and previews films you can hope to see in theaters in the coming months.
- Doc Soup: Director Goran Hugo Olsson on 'The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975'
Blogger Tom Roston writes about The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, which will be available on demand next week, and talks with the Swedish filmmaker of this very American film about the Black Power Movement in New York City.
- Doc Soup: What 'Armadillo,' 'The Tillman Story' and 'Restrepo' Teach Us
POV's Doc Soup Man, Tom Roston, revisits three recent documentaries about war.
- Doc Soup: Docs Takes Round One in the Nonfiction vs Fiction Death Match
The numbers are in. It may not be a knockout, but nonfiction is our Round One champ!
- Doc Soup: Fiction vs. Nonfiction Death Match, Round One
It's a film showdown: fiction films versus documentaries. POV's Doc Soup Man Tom Roston and indieWIRE's Anne Thompson take their differences into the ring. Which side are you on?
- Doc Soup: 10 Documentaries About Animals that Every Human Animal Should See
Independent journalist Tom Roston's list of top animal documentaries is sure to ruffle a few feathers. Read Doc Soup Man's mini-reviews then vote for your own favorite!
- Doc Soup: Humane Society Offering $20,000 Grant for Animal-Friendly Docs
The ACE (Animal Content in Entertainment) Documentary Film Grant has, for the past five years, been funding nonfiction filmmakers who highlight animal advocacy. Independent journalist Tom Roston talks with the Humane Society about the opportunities the grant is creating for documentarians.