This week, films highlighting issues surrounding how we handle disease and how it relates to families are screening across the country.
The Inaugural New York WILD Film Festival Showcases Documentaries About Adventure and Exploration
In January, the Explorer's Club opened its wrought-iron doors to crowds of freezing New Yorkers, who trekked through snowy sidewalks and single-digit temperatures to attend the opening night of the New York WILD Film Festival.
Tribeca Film Festival Documentary Alum “Flex Is Kings” Showcases Underground Dance Of The Outer Boroughs
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston discusses urban dance documentary and Tribeca Film Festival alum Flex Is Kings from Directors Deidre Schoo & Michael Beach Nichols.
Upcoming POV Screenings: Brooklyn Special
Two exciting screenings come to Brooklyn on September 28 and 29th, when POV takes part in the DUMBO Arts Festival andholds a sneak-preview of PBS Indie Showcase film Brooklyn Castle at the Brooklyn Museum.
12 Small-Town Documentary Film Festivals for 2012
A roundup of the nation's best small-town film festivals (with populations less than 100,000) for escaping the crowds, paparazzi and hype.
Doc Soup: Scary Soup
One day, I think POV should host a Halloween party in which everyone comes as their favorite documentary character or filmmaker. (I think I’d go as R. Crumb.) Until then, let’s celebrate Halloween by considering how the documentary and horror genres overlap. Hell House is the first doc that comes to mind; it’s about these […]
'Bronx Princess' in the News
Rocky Otoo, 17, center, stands with her father, Nii Adjedu, left, and her mother “Auntie” Yaa Otoo, right, in the Bronx, NY. Credit: Photo by Yoni Brook/Highbridge Pictures POV aired the last film of our 2009 season last night on PBS. Bronx Princess is the story of Rocky Otoo, the Bronx-bred teenage daughter of Ghanaian […]
Update: 'Bronx Princess' Party in Bronx is Tonight
Due to rain, this past weekend’s Bronx Princess screening and party was postponed to tonight. Read all about the activities in the original post.
Opening in Theaters: The English Surgeon
If you’re in New York this weekend, be sure to check out The English Surgeon at Cinema Village. The film, which will have its broadcast premiere on POV on September 8, is opening its theatrical run in New York this weekend, and director Geoffrey Smith and the film’s protagonist, Dr. Henry Marsh, will be holding […]
Doc Soup: Revisiting the New York City of “Style Wars”
Last week, as promised in a previous post, I finally sat down and watched the 1982 doc Style Wars, directed by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant. I was really impressed by the film, and two days later, I was pleased to see the New York Times film critic A.O. Scott giving it a rave review […]