- When Will the Women of the Documentary World Get Their Due?
Of the Oscar-nominated documentaries this year, only one is directed by a woman (Jehane Noujaim, of The Square).
- Sundance 2013: R.J. Cutler's The World According to Dick Cheney
Tom Roston is surprised to learn The World According to Dick Cheney directed by R.J. Cutler - screening at Sundance 2013 - isn't quite the hatchet job he thought it would be.
- A Documentary Dream Team (The 2013 Sundance U.S. Documentary Jury)
It's Sundance season, and Tom Roston is looking West to the all-star documentary jury of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
- Thom Powers on SundanceNOW's Doc Club
The indie film and documentary lovers over at SundanceNOW cooked up a fun idea, a doc club -- you know, like a book club. It's an engaging way of trying to wed the exploding world of online viewing and the many people who are passionate about watching documentaries.
- Toward a Cultural Institution Dedicated to Documentary
Heather McIntosh provides a survey of organizations whose relationship to the documentary form, or dedication to the form have helped shape and promote the genre.
- Sundance 2012: Those Lusterless Celebrity Documentaries
With Sundance kicking off this Thursday, guest blogger Edward J. Delaney sounds off on his wariness of documentaries made by celebrities who seem to jump into the genre out of nowhere.
- Sundance 2012: When Documentary Subjects Attack
When the 2012 Sundance Film Festival begins this Thursday, attendees will be treated to the premiere of a real-life version of When Documentary Subjects Attack!
- Documentary Year in Review Countdown #10: 'Life In A Day,' a Documentary Culled from 80,000 Filmmakers, Premieres Online
POV is counting down the top documentary stories of 2011 on New Year's Eve 2012.
- Holiday Crowd-Fundraising Tips from 7 Documentary Insiders
The holiday season is no holiday for documentary producers looking to raise funds, but some documentarians say it's as good a time as any.
- Doc Soup: Documentary Director Roll Call at 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston weighs in on the balance of new to legendary directors in both the dramatic film and documentary selections at the Sundance Film Festival.
- 'Resurrect Dead' Director Jon Foy Tells the Sundance Story of his First Film
How does a confused first-time filmmaker get to Sundance and come back with its documentary directing prize? Adam Schartoff talks to Jon Foy about Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, on VOD now and opening Friday, September 2, 2011, in New York City.
- Critical Acclaim for 'Enemies of the People': Watch it Tonight
Critics have been singing the praises of Enemies of the People
, an enthralling new documentary that provides an unprecedented and unflinching account of Cambodia's genocide under the Khmer Rouge.
- Sundance Wrap-Up: The World Premieres of 'If a Tree Falls' (POV 2011) and 'Granito' (POV 2012)
POV’s coordinating producer Andrew Catauro attended the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Just a few days ago, my first ever Sundance experience came to an end (I’ve got the gift bag and a pesky headcold to prove it.). Now through the steam of my TheraFlu, I want to report back on the […]
- Weekly Roundup: “Most Dangerous Man” and “Food, Inc.” News, Sundance Deals, MoMA Events and More
This week, we catch up on news about two upcoming POV broadcasts, take a look at post-Sundance documentary acquisitions and spotlight upcoming events in New York City. The two Oscar-nominated POV films, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, and Food, Inc., have been in the news quite a bit […]
- Weekly Roundup: Mourning Karen Schmeer, Oscar Nominations, Sundance Wrap-up and More
This week, the documentary world mourns the passing of a beloved editor, we look forward to the Oscars and look back at Sundance, and we take a peek at Patti Smith’s new memoir. Documentary editor Karen Schmeer was killed in a hit-and-run accident in New York City last week. Filmmaker Errol Morris, who worked with […]
- Doc Soup: Which Sundance Docs Will Live Beyond Park City?
In documentaries, as in life, there’s usually a difference between what really happened, how people perceive what happened, and how that event gets filtered through memory, stories and the media. If you’re still with me, here’s the point: This is all the more apropos to the Sundance Film Festival. I didn’t go this year, so […]
- Weekly Roundup: Sundance, Howard Zinn and New Muslim Cool
This week, we focus on the Sundance Film Festival, mourned Howard Zinn and get an update from New Muslim Cool. Much of the doc world was in Utah this week for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. POV’s own Yance Ford blogged up a storm, bringing us video of a Q&A after a screening of My […]
- Sundance 2010: Wrapping Up
POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She has been blogging and twittering from Park City this week. I’m back from Sundance, wrinkled from the red-eye and in full possession of a Sundance sore throat. Right now it’s snowing in New York, and if you squint hard, Gotham looks a little […]