- Albert Maysles: Conjurer of Real Life
Pioneering filmmaker Albert Maysles passed away earlier this year at the age of 88. POV's series creator Marc Weiss remembers Maysles for his profound influence on him and generations of documentarians.
- Five Questions for the Filmmakers of 'These Birds Walk'
Doc Soup Man interviews the directors of These Birds Walk, a lyrical documentary haiku about a young boy and an ambulance driver who try to find their way on the streets of Pakistan.
- Innocence of Muslims: A Filmmaking Success of the Worst Kind
What can documentary filmmakers learn from the idiocy of no-talent, hate-mongering hacks and the masses that are moved by them?
- 'More Than A Month' Channels Moore, Spurlock and Woody Allen in Journey to End Black History Month
Edward J. Delaney talks to director Shukree Tilghman about his tongue-in-cheek cross-country campaign (and documentary) to end Black History Month.
- Frederick Wiseman Bares All… About the Nudity in 'Crazy Horse'
The documentary Crazy Horse is attracting attention for its depiction of nudity in a Parisian nightclub. It's a controversy director Frederick Wiseman has dealt with before, on his first film, the once-banned Titicut Follies.
- Documentary Year in Review Countdown #8: Cinéma Vérité Pioneer Richard “Ricky” Leacock Dies
POV is counting down the top documentary stories of 2011 on New Year's Eve 2012.
- Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan on the Post-9/11 Paul McCartney Doc 'The Love We Make'
Legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles reflects on what led him to become a vérité filmmaker and connections between his new doc and the seminal Salesman.
- Doc Soup: Reviewing Docs from the Past: A Look Back at 'Dont Look Back'
Bob Dylan in the iconic Subterranean Homesick Bluesmusic video from D A Pennebaker’s Dont Look Back Dont Look Back is as ironic a title as I could hope for in my series in which I look back at classic documentaries. (It’s been a while since the first one.) But I’ve had rockumentaries — an all-encompassing […]
- Doc Soup: HBO's 'Cinema Verite' Revisits PBS Proto-Reality-TV Series 'An American Family'
Mark your calendars! This Saturday (April 23, 2011), HBO premieres its film, Cinema Verite, about what’s commonly known as the first reality television show. It’s a fictional re-creation of the nonfiction filmmaking of a real thing. If that’s a tough concept to get your head around, don’t worry, HBO will be serving it with a […]
- Doc Soup: When Children Are the Subjects of Docs
I often get this conflicted feeling when I watch a documentary about children, like this week’s POV broadcast of Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go: I am immediately concerned that the subjects are being exploited in some way, since they’re not really able to decide for themselves whether or not they want to be involved […]
- Kim Longinotto: Not a “Fly on the Wall”
POV series producer Yance Ford reports back on a couple of Kim Longinotto events from last week. POV’s Chris White and filmmaker Kim Longinotto at her POV filmmaker interview. If you were in New York City last week, you may have noticed that filmmaker Kim Longinotto was, well, everywhere. On Thursday afternoon she was interviewed […]