- Doc Memo: Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, Screening of Suppressed Rolling Stones Doc
POV's daily list of essential reading for the documentary and independent filmmaking community.
- Michael Moore's Quest to Better America
Michael Moore's latest documentary asks: Can America look outside itself for better solutions?
- Doc Apocalypse? Michael Moore and Documentary Box Office Success
Tom Roston sits down with Michael Moore to talk Oscars and documentary box office success.
- Oscar or Oscan't: Doc Soup Man Predictions for Best Documentary Feature
Doc Soup Man's Academy Award predictions are in, and he had to let a few favorites go.
- Daniel McGowan at Full Frame Documentary Festival
At Full Frame Documentary Festival, If A Tree Falls subject Daniel McGowan watched the film with the documentary community for the first time after serving six years in prison for "eco-terrorism."
- March (of the Docs) Madness 2015
Legends, stirring storylines and passionate fans are a few of the commonalities between college basketball and documentary filmmaking. 32 documentary symbols go head to head in our March Madness tournament. Vote now!
- Teaching Op-Docs: Starting with the Big Questions
For a junior-level course this semester, I am using The New York Times's Op-Doc series as a model for talking about journalism, documentary, and online video.
- “The Connection” and How Documentaries Can Be Good Medicine (Part 1)
The Connection: Mind Your Body isn't the kind of film that wins awards at festivals or even warrants being seen in a theater, but it's a very important documentary that you need to see.
- Thom Powers on “The Look of Silence,” and How the Toronto Film Fest's Conference Is Tackling the Digital Documentary Landscape
Michael Moore, Joshua Oppenheimer, Marc Schiller and Astra Taylor will be a part of the Toronto International Film Festival's Doc Conference, Sept 9-10, 2014.
- 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.
- Cinema Eye Honors: No Losers Here
Tom Roston recaps winners and highlights from the 2014 Cinema Eye Honors at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.
- “Stuck” and Why We Shouldn't Discount Documentaries Used Primarily as Tools for Change
Tom Roston questions why documentaries held in high regard have to be about "storytelling" and "cinema."
- The Infamous Oscar Speech Heard Around the World
"I’m not saying we owe Michael Moore an apology for the way he was derided for his speech after winning the Academy Award 10 years ago, but I think we can at least acknowledge that he was right."
- 2012: A Documentary Year in Review
Twelve stories from 2012 that inspired, thrilled and surprised us. A recap of the year in documentary news.
- Turning to Documentaries After Tragedy
"Some might turn to religion in such situations. I turn to the arts. I want to call up a documentary that can speak to the spirit of loss, grief and, yes, hope for redemption."
- “2016: Obama's America”: The Most Offensively Funny Movie of the Year
Doc Soup Man Tom Rostron recently saw Dinesh D’Souza’s film, 2016: Obama's America, an unintentionally hilarious denunciation of President Barack Obama.
- Four More Reasons Why Critics Favor Docs
In response to Indiewire's claim that critics favor documentaries, Heather McIntosh offers four more reasons why docs have cachet.
- TMI: How Much Information is Too Much Information When Gaining the Trust of a Subject?
Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri, the directors of the award-winning October Country and the new documentary Off Label, understand the nuance in sharing personal information to win over a subject and, sometimes, in keeping a secret.