What’s the deal with documentary trailers? Tom Roston considers some of the best and most disappointing doc trailers he’s seen and wonders if they’re a marketing tool finally on the upswing in the documentary world.Continue reading this entry »
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Doc Soup Man Tom Roston names his top ten favorite competition documentaries in advance of the broadcast of Ping Pong on PBS.Continue reading this entry »
“I’m not saying we owe Michael Moore an apology for the way he was derided for his speech after winning the Academy Award 10 years ago, but I think we can at least acknowledge that he was right.”Continue reading this entry »
Documentaries have started to assert that they, like their Hollywood cousins, can be more than simply ‘engaging.’ Doc Soup Man Tom Roston says they can be entertaining diversions too.Continue reading this entry »
So far, who’s the most important person in docs at Sundance this year? A festival organizer? A doc subject? A director? Or none of the above?Continue reading this entry »
Independent journalist Tom Roston talks with Sue Bourne, director of the new documentary Jig, about an opening weekend box office that outpaced a Sundance favorite and how she hopes to expand the audience beyond Irish dance devotees.Continue reading this entry »