A Call for Documentary Critics
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston says film criticism is in decline just as documentary is reaching new heights in popularity. Where are the critics who can recognize what's great -- and what's not -- in a documentary?
Asking More From Your Entry Fee
Edward J. Delaney offers 6 ways documentary festivals can be more accountable to their entry-fee-paying filmmakers.
DOC NYC: Now Through Tuesday, November 9
Ladies and gents, there’s a new festival in town. Last night the inaugural edition of DOC NYC kicked off in a big way, featuring Werner Herzog and his breathtaking 3-D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Opening with such a mammoth (no prehistory-pun intended) piece of work is quite a statement about the goals and scope […]
Weekly Roundup: True False Fest Kicks Off, Whistle Blowers Speak Out and Roger Ebert's (New) Voice
The True False Film Festival got underway in Columbia, Missouri yesterday and continues over this weekend. POV’s own Yance Ford is there and will be tweeting about the screenings she’s attending. Over 40 documentary films are being featured, including Laura Poitras‘s The Oath and Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be featured on POV […]
Doc Soup: Looking Forward to Superstar Doc Lineup at Sundance 2010
Christmas comes early for us documentary film lovers. There’s a sense of elation I feel each December when the Sundance Film Festival announces its January lineup. There’s so much promise: the selected films are like unopened presents. You can check out the full list here, but I want to take a closer peek at the […]