Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The Imposter, and Searching for Sugar Man have had impressive earnings at the box office recently, which begs the question: could these have been big box office contenders with a larger distribution and marketing campaign?Continue reading this entry »
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U.N. Me, the first film from director/producers Ami Horowitz and Matt Groff, had a modest festival run starting in 2009. Now, almost three years later, they’ve raised the money to release the film themselves.Continue reading this entry »
The filmmaking team behind The Boys of Baraka, Jesus Camp and 12th & Delaware tells Doc Soup Man why they’re self-distributing their new documentary, the lyrical Detropia.Continue reading this entry »
Do you know who a documentary distributor’s best friend is? The film critic, that’s who. Take a look at 2010′s ten best reviewed films of the year at rottentomatoes.com: Marwencol Waste Land GasLand Toy Story 3 How to Train Your Dragon Exit Through the Gift Shop The Social Network Inside Job Mugabe and the WhiteContinue reading this entry »
Last week, there was a big splash in the small pool that is the Internet documentary film community. A new site called Snagfilms was launched by former AOL vice chairman Ted Leonsis, ex-AOL chief Steve Case and venture capitalist Miles Gilburne. Heavy hitters, indeed. The site allows people like you and me to watch docsContinue reading this entry »
Last week, two docs from 2007, What Would Jesus Buy? and Darfur Now were released on DVD. They both disappointed at the box office. I think I know why. I don’t like to knock a doc when it’s down, but when I noticed that they were both hitting DVD shelves, I thought there’s something worthContinue reading this entry »