Kim Longinotto: Not a “Fly on the Wall”
POV series producer Yance Ford reports back on a couple of Kim Longinotto events from last week. POV’s Chris White and filmmaker Kim Longinotto at her POV filmmaker interview. If you were in New York City last week, you may have noticed that filmmaker Kim Longinotto was, well, everywhere. On Thursday afternoon she was interviewed […]
Kim Longinotto Master Class
Filmmaker Kim Longinotto has long been a highly respected and acclaimed documentarian in her native Britain. Her films, including Sisters in Law, Divorce, Iranian Style and Rough Aunties, have won awards at the Cannes, Sundance, Hot Docs and IDFA film festivals, as well as BAFTA and Peabody awards. This summer, Hold Me Tight, Let Me […]
Doc Soup: '9 Star Hotel': A Modern-Day 'Bicycle Thief'?
Independent journalist Tom Roston checks in and writes about the world of documentaries in his column, Doc Soup. Today, he muses on the most recent POV film. As I watched 9 Star Hotel, I was overcome by this strange feeling of déjà vu. I was captivated by the slice-of-sad-life story about the young Palestinian men […]
Arthouse Confidential: Cinema Vérité at Upstate Films
One summer weekend about 10 years ago, a friend and I were visiting a couple we knew in upstate New York. We wanted to catch a movie before we headed back to New York City that Sunday afternoon, so we asked what the options were. Our friends mentioned the local multiplex, but suggested that if […]