In honor of the 2012 Olympic games, Tom Roston gives us his top five favorite sports documentaries. Did yours make the cut?Continue reading this entry »
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I recently read that actor/fallen star Lindsay Lohan was in India to make a documentary. “What the…?” I thought. But after initially thinking of this as a sign of the coming doc apocalypse, I’ve begun to see that it’s quite the opposite. Amidst all this talk about how old media is dying — how newspapers,Continue reading this entry »
There’s a new documentary, Kassim the Dream, that just came to a TV near you via video-on-demand last week. You can catch it if you have Time Warner and Cablevision, among other cable providers. It tells the story of Kassim “The Dream” Ouma, who was born in Uganda and was forced to be a childContinue reading this entry »
There’s an unwritten mandate woven into the fabric of most documentary films: to edify and to make the world a better place. That’s usually a pretty straightforward proposition. Docs that champion the needy, marginalized and dispossessed connect audiences to many important social causes…Continue reading this entry »
The role of art, film, and journalism — in short, the documentary — is to help the viewer better appreciate the world around him or her, right? Well, putting this very fundamental notion to the test is the doc Tyson, which hit theaters this weekend. It’s an unapologetically positive presentation of boxer Mike Tyson’s lifeContinue reading this entry »
Independent journalist Tom Roston checks in and writes about the world of documentaries. In this early edition of Doc Soup, he is inspired by the upcoming Super Bowl to think about a recent film about — you guessed it — football. When I was twelve, my older brother and I had an argument, as brothersContinue reading this entry »
They should call it the Sundoc Film Festival. I get on my flight to Salt Lake City yesterday, and the guy in the row in front of me is wearing a baseball cap and sweatshirt that both say, “Bigger, Stronger, Faster,” aka the title of Christopher Bell‘s documentary about America’s win-at-all-costs pressures, as told throughContinue reading this entry »