Documentary Site started as an outlet for my interests in documentary 15 years ago. Since then, my presence has expanded to writing, managing Twitter fans, and connecting with makers, promoters, and fans of documentary. Probably three of the coolest things to come from this endeavor are being invited to write for POV, visiting Kartemquin studios, and leading a discussion after a screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali. My current project involves watching and writing about 365 documentaries in 2014. Feel free to send along your suggestions via Twitter @documentarysite!

About Documentary Site

Documentary Site started as an outlet for my interests in documentary 15 years ago. Since then, my presence has expanded to writing, managing Twitter fans, and connecting with makers, promoters, and fans of documentary. Probably three of the coolest things to come from this endeavor are being invited to write for POV, visiting Kartemquin studios, and leading a discussion after a screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali. My current project involves watching and writing about 365 documentaries in 2014. Feel free to send along your suggestions via Twitter @documentarysite!

  • Cynthia C.

    The fact that Amy still has a husband after all this is a testament to their relationship and her sense of humor, in spite of the trials and tribulations of the DIY doc filmmaker. Having a “go-to” person like Fernanda also helps.

  • Bob from Brooklyn

    Saw the film last night and very much enjoyed it. I liked the personal focus on Coney Island before and after Joe Sitt began to acquire speculative property on Coney Island. However, I believe it would have been helpful for the audience to understand what would likely have happened if the City had not involved itself in the process. I suspect Joe Sitt’s strategy would be to demolish just about everything and patiently wait for another mayoral administration to change the zoning to accommodate very lucrative waterfront housing to eliminate the blight that he imposed by his acquisitions and demolitions. As you know, the City bought Sitt out at a considerable cost to ensure that Coney Island would endure as an amusement park. Sadly, the area designated exclusively for amusements isn’t as large as originally planned, but the remaining portion of the original amusement site may still be used for amusements as well as hotels, restaurants and small retail uses. The main takeaway is that were it not for the Bloomberg administration we wouldn’t have a Coney Island. This summer Coney Island will be more exciting than it has been in the past 50 years in spite of the damage wrought by Sandy.