A Preview of DOC NYC 2012
Four highlights from the upcoming New York City documentary festival (November 8 - 15, 2012) and a chance to win a pair of tickets to attend select screenings.
8 “Then and Now” Documentaries That Transcend Time
The Up series, which has been following a group in seven-year intervals, has a new entry this month, 56 Up. Here are eight documentaries that take the "then and now" concept to new levels.
Doc Soup: The 10 Most Unforgettable Moments in Documentary History
Independent journalist Tom Roston checks in with a list of moments that remind us why we love documentaries. What would top your list?
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.
The Fate of Documentary?
In a response to a New York Press essay about the current state of documentaries, guest blogger Heather McIntosh of Documentary Site offers a second view, that documentaries are thriving and always have.
Doc Soup: Whatever Happened to… the Subjects of 'Paradise Lost'?
Damien Echols‘ eyesight is becoming increasingly dim. He is experiencing a lot of pain, especially in his teeth, because living on concrete without sunlight or adequate nutrition can ravage a body over the course of 15 years. How’s that for an update? Of all the documentaries I’ve come to love, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders […]
Doc Soup: Best Documentary Characters of All Time
As promised, it’s time for my “Best Documentary Characters of All Time” list. You may be wondering: How does one go about compiling a list of best characters from nonfiction films? These “characters” aren’t the products of imagination and craft, after all; they are real people. But, wait, don’t we have the expression, “He/she is […]
Doc Soup: The 10 Greatest Moments in Documentary Film, Part 2
Finally — the post that you’ve all been waiting for: my top 5 greatest doc moments. You’ll note that POV’s Ruiyan wins an honorable mention for beating me to the punch in the comments section from last week, with her admiration for Harlan County, USA. What a moment, eh? I agree, and had ranked it […]