- Establishing the Hybrid Documentary Canon
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston argues for a need to define and establish a canon for hybrid documentaries, which include the recent Stories We Tell, The Act of Killing and The Summit.
- What To Do With All That Extra Footage? Gary Hustwit Is Publishing a Book and Maybe You Should Too
Filmmaker Gary Hustwit will be publishing the complete transcripts of his design trilogy Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized into a book.
- The Summit Takes Hybrid Documentaries to the Next Level
The Summit, a hybrid depiction of the disastrous climb, in 2008, of the K2 mountain in the Himalayas, will be released in theaters throughout the United States starting October 4, 2013.
- New York Film Festival Documentary Highlights
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston lists five bold and ambitious documentary projects presenting at the upcoming New York Film Festival.
- Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson on 'After Tiller'
"Working on this film has definitely put an end to a lot of cocktail party conversations." Martha Shane, along with co-director Lana Wilson, talk with Doc Soup Man ahead of the release of After Tiller, a documentary about late-term abortion doctors.
- Doc Soup Man's Top 10 Favorite Competition Documentaries
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston names his top ten favorite competition documentaries in advance of the broadcast of Ping Pong on PBS.
- 6 Intentionally Provocative Questions Intended to Stir Up Toronto Film Festival Documentary Programmer Thom Powers
Doc Soup Man asks six intentionally provocative questions about this year's slate to Thom Powers, documentary programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival.
- Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher on Facts, Interpretations and 'Off Label'
The directors of the new documentary Off Label chat with journalist Tom Roston about their film and the "New Doc Vague."
- Neurotypical and Jenny McCarthy: One of These Deserves the Autism Soapbox
Journalist Tom Roston wishes the perspectives of people on the autism spectrum would get as much attention as the outspoken controversial ones of new "The View" co-host Jenny McCarthy.
- Inspired by a Magazine Article (But Works Better on a Big Screen)
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston asks the question "Have you wondered where magazine stories end and documentaries begin?"
- Celebrate The New Doc Vague!
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston elaborates on the idea of "The New Doc Vague" and invites filmmaker Sean Dunne of Oxyana to address criticisms of the film.
- And Now A Word NOT From Our Sponsors
Tom Roston wonders if a sponsor-love scene in HBO Documentaries' The Crash Reel qualifies as product placement, and goes to filmmaker Lucy Walker to investigate.
- Beware The New Doc Vague
Doc Soup Man labels "The New Doc Vague" to a recent movement of documentary films that heavily rely on impressionistic representations of life.
- And Now for Something Completely Different…
DocSoup Man raises questions about why Morgan Spurlock, director of Super Size Me, is directing One Direction: This is Us.
- Homegoings: A Documentary About Living With Death
Tom Roston reviews documentaries that deal with the issue of death. Homegoings, about an African-American funeral home in Harlem, will air tonight on PBS at 10 PM ET.
- In Search of Balance for the Pro-Nuclear-Energy Doc “Pandora's Promise”
Robert Stone's documentary Pandora's Promise shows one side of the energy debate. Doc Soup Man Tom Roston talks with author-journalist Mark Hertsgaard for some context.
- Netflix Streaming Deals for Documentary Filmmakers — Some Numbers
How much do you think a documentary filmmaker earns for a film streaming on Netflix?
- Two Documentaries You Might Never See (Because the Directors Won't Change Their Titles)
Michal Marczak and Amit Virmani made two of the best documentaries Tom Roston has seen this year. Never heard of them? It might be because of their titles.