- Spread the Word in the Final Hours! 'My Way to Olympia' Premieres Tonight
My Way to Olympia premieres tonight on PBS. Check out our Storify round-up to see how people are using Tweets and Facebook posts to let their community know about the films. Use our partner toolkit for easy ways to help spread the word.
- Soccer Docs For World Cup Fever
Tom Roston suggests some soccer docs to supplement a World Cup soccer diet.
- My Five Favorite Sports Documentaries
In honor of the 2012 Olympic games, Tom Roston gives us his top five favorite sports documentaries. Did yours make the cut?
- Next on POV: 'Racing Dreams'
Drivers, start your engines! POV presents the broadcast premiere of Marshall Curry's Racing Dreams, a film that follows three elite "tween" go-kart racers as they dream of NASCAR fame.
- Lynn True: Documentary Filmmaker and Sports Fan
We’ve long admired The New York Times‘ “One in Eight Million” Web series that incorporates photo slideshows of regular New Yorkers with audio interviews. This past week we were excited to see a slideshow about one of POV’s alums! Lynn True is a documentary filmmaker and the editor and co-director of POV’s 2008 film Lumo, […]
- Doc Soup: Docs Will Not Die
I recently read that actor/fallen star Lindsay Lohan was in India to make a documentary. “What the…?” I thought. But after initially thinking of this as a sign of the coming doc apocalypse, I’ve begun to see that it’s quite the opposite. Amidst all this talk about how old media is dying — how newspapers, […]
- Doc Soup: Kassim the Dream
There’s a new documentary, Kassim the Dream, that just came to a TV near you via video-on-demand last week. You can catch it if you have Time Warner and Cablevision, among other cable providers. It tells the story of Kassim “The Dream” Ouma, who was born in Uganda and was forced to be a child […]
- Doc Soup: Women's Rights vs. Animal Rights?
There's an unwritten mandate woven into the fabric of most documentary films: to edify and to make the world a better place. That's usually a pretty straightforward proposition. Docs that champion the needy, marginalized and dispossessed connect audiences to many important social causes...
- Doc Soup: Is “Tyson” Still a Lean, Mean, Fighting Machine?
The role of art, film, and journalism — in short, the documentary — is to help the viewer better appreciate the world around him or her, right? Well, putting this very fundamental notion to the test is the doc Tyson, which hit theaters this weekend. It’s an unapologetically positive presentation of boxer Mike Tyson’s life […]
- Doc Soup: When a Game Is More Than Just a Game
Independent journalist Tom Roston checks in and writes about the world of documentaries. In this early edition of Doc Soup, he is inspired by the upcoming Super Bowl to think about a recent film about — you guessed it — football. When I was twelve, my older brother and I had an argument, as brothers […]
- Doc Soup: Docs Hit the Ground Running at Sundance
They should call it the Sundoc Film Festival. I get on my flight to Salt Lake City yesterday, and the guy in the row in front of me is wearing a baseball cap and sweatshirt that both say, “Bigger, Stronger, Faster,” aka the title of Christopher Bell‘s documentary about America’s win-at-all-costs pressures, as told through […]
- Doc Roundup: December 20, 2007
IN THEATERS A still from Steal a Pencil For Me The new documentary Steal a Pencil For Me, by Michàle Ohayon, promises to be a Holocaust story unlike any other you’ve seen. Jack and Ina Polak fell in love in a concentration camp in 1943. He was also married to someone else at the time. […]