- Legendary Director Frederick Wiseman to Pitch at Hot Docs 2015 Forum
Legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman will pitch his new film Jackson Heights at Hot Docs Forum.
- POV Reimagines the Documentary – Again
Cross-posted from Knight Blog, the blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Since its earliest days, POV has been an exercise in bridging independent voices and the public by offering new tools and technology for storytelling and engagement.
- “Tell Me Something” Features Advice From Fifty of the World's Best Documentary Filmmakers
Doc Soup Man interviews Jessica Edwards, editor of "Tell me Something," an in-progress photography and creative advice book from fifty of the world's best documentary filmmakers.
- The Greatest Documentaries of All Time: Doug Block on 'Sherman's March'
"[It] was, by turns, quirky and smart, comic and thematically serious, very personal yet highly entertaining, with an auteur's voice stamped indelibly on every frame. It was pure revelation."
- 'The Interrupters' Takes Top Two Prizes at Cinema Eye Honors 2012
On a rainy evening in Queens, New York, a group of documentary luminaries got together to celebrate the 2012 Cinema Eye Honors, a five-year-old awards show for nonfiction filmmaking.
- A Holiday Gift Guide for Documentary Fans and Documentarians
Watch, Make, Learn! This year give the gift of documentaries. For once, we mean it literally!
- The 2011 Documentary Oscars: My Shortlist
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston proposes an entirely different list of 15 films that could have just as easily been deemed Oscar-worthy.
- Documentaries Raise Awareness about Domestic and Gendered Violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Guest blogger Heather McIntosh of Documentary Site rounds up a list of related documentary viewing.
- 2011 New York Film Festival Documentary Preview
Documentaries have been a staple of the New York Film Festival, the city's eclectic showcase of international auteurs, and 2011's edition (Sept. 30 to Oct. 16) is no exception.
- Doc Soup: A Documentary Dispatch from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston recaps the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and previews films you can hope to see in theaters in the coming months.
- Frederick Wiseman: An Appreciation
Guest blogger Heather McIntosh of Documentary Site looks at the 'stubbornly observational' body of work of documentary director Frederick Wiseman (High School, Titicut Follies, La Danse - Le Ballet de l'Op´ra de Paris).
- Weekly Roundup: “Most Dangerous Man” and “Food, Inc.” News, Sundance Deals, MoMA Events and More
This week, we catch up on news about two upcoming POV broadcasts, take a look at post-Sundance documentary acquisitions and spotlight upcoming events in New York City. The two Oscar-nominated POV films, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, and Food, Inc., have been in the news quite a bit […]
- Doc Soup: Organic 'Milk'
I love it when fictional feature filmmakers are heavily inspired by documentaries especially such prominent ones as Gus Van Sant. His film Milk, starring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, the gay activist-turned politician who was killed in 1978, is a fantastic bit of fictional filmmaking with a heavy dose of nonfiction influences. First, there […]
- Watching and Reading: Week of December 14, 2007
WATCHING Indie Lens Short Film Festival An eclectic mix of stories and storytelling with this batch of winning shorts. View. Vote. Download. 18 in ’08 Nonpartisan doc and movement targeting today’s 17- to 24-year-olds, many of whom will be voting in their first presidential election in 2008. Watch trailer. Frederick Wiseman Many of Wiseman’s documentaries […]
- For Filmmakers: What Does POV Look For in a Film?
One of the questions we’re asked most often here at POV is: “What do you look for in a POV film anyway?” Every year, more than 1,000 films compete for 12-15 slots on the POV broadcast schedule, so what’s a documentary filmmaker to do if she wants to fill one of those coveted slots? As […]
- Doc Roundup: December 6, 2007
Our weekly doc roundup collects critical reactions to some current documentary releases in the theaters and on DVD. IN THEATERS from Billy the Kid Billy the Kid, Jennifer Venditti’s first film, is a portrait of a troubled, misfit 10th grader named Billy Price. The critic for the Village Voice says “I have seen more than […]