June 16, 2020
Do You Live in a News Bubble?
Independent Lens in Beyond the Films
By Brooke Shelby Biggs Whether you think of her as a visionary or a kook, Marion Stokes was far ahead of her time in addressing a problem in American media…...
June 09, 2020
How Do You Sort Through 70,000 Videotapes?
Craig Phillips in Behind the Films
The San Jose (CA) native, New York City-based filmmaker Matt Wolf is no stranger to having to comb through archival footage for his documentaries. His film Wild Combination, about the…...
September 27, 2016
Evolution of TV Political Pundits: The Legacy of Buckley and Vidal
Craig Phillips in Beyond the Films
As depicted in Best of Enemies, bitter intellectual rivals Willam F. Buckley and Gore Vidal eviscerating each other with wit on network TV in 1968 made for riveting, and sometimes jaw-dropping, television. It…...