#365Docs: Life Itself (11/365)
I'm watching 365 documentaries and writing about each one in 2014. Tweet your suggestions to @documentarysite.
CNN Films Jumps Into Documentary Fray with Spurlock, Rossi, Bourdain, and More
A look at the new CNN Films banner and some of the documentary and nonfiction programming it will offer.
El Velador: “After this experience, everything else seems trivial.”
Read what critics have to say about the POV documentary El Velador, which is a poetic and lyrical look at the drug wars in Mexico through the eyes of Martin, a man who watches over the mausoleums that house some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. Premieres September 27, 2012, on PBS.
Video: Roger Ebert & Michael Apted Discuss the Legacy of the 'Up' Series
Watch an interview between Michael Apted (The Up series) and film critic Roger Ebert from when POV aired 49 Up in 2007.
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: The Joys of Twitter
I wish I had a foot like a clam. Then I could be truly anchored in reality. (I have a foot, but sadly, it’s not like a clam.) @povdocs’ doc list Funny? Genius? Weird? Oddly uninteresting? This is what I’ve come to expect from following the Twitter feed of documentary filmmaker Errol Morris (The Thin […]
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 […]
Watching and Reading: Week of December 20, 2007
WATCHING Afropop TV A thrilling compilation of films on African life and culture. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars released on DVD. Good stocking stuffer. An Unreasonable Man Doc about crusader Ralph Nader on PBS’s Independent Lens Tuesday night. Indie Lens Short Film FestivalEclectic mix of stories and storytelling 18 in ’08 Nonpartisan doc and movement […]
Reactions to POV's '49 Up'
Michael Apted’s 49 Up aired on POV this past week. 49 Up is the seventh installment of his amazing Up series, which has chronicled the lives of a group of English schoolchildren every seven years since 1964. You can check out a photo gallery of all the participants at each age, watch excerpts from a […]