Here’s the first trailer for Julia Marchese‘s upcoming documentary Out of Print, which takes a look at the famed New Beverly Cinema and explores the role of revival cinema in the digital age. The film features quite a number of interesting voices
In 1975 director Sidney Lumet released an unconventional heist film by the name of Dog Day Afternoon, which starred Al Pacino as an unlikely bank robber trying to snag some money to pay for a sex change for his transgendered girlfriend. The story seemed outlandish and far ahead of its time, but as the old saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction.
According to its synopsis, director Ginnetta Correli’s documentary The Beauty Strip is a film about individual erotic perception, however, in execution, it seems that perception is focused on the viewer rather than the subjects of the film itself. This short journey into nude modeling is comprised of experimental vignettes, shot using various filters set to bombastic dubstep and electronic music. While the film looks quite good in certain areas, the overall message of the film becomes blurred behind what can be viewed as just a series of softcore porn clips.
MTV has released a new trailer for its upcoming documentary No Cameras Allowed, which follows young photographer and filmmaker James Marcus Haney as he documents music festivals by sneaking into them and inserting himself backstage with some of the most popular musicians working
A new trailer for Jon Schnepp‘s (Metalocalypse) upcoming documentary about the ill-fated Tim Burton Superman movie, The Death of Superman Lives has been released. Through interviews and old test footage, Schnepp explores the reasons why this film, scripted by Kevin Smith and
Although the idea of Ron Howard directing a documentary revolving around Jay-Z’s Made in America festival in Philadelphia may sound like an interesting team-up, the result is a fairly by-the-numbers concert movie that tries a bit too hard explaining the American dream through the backstories of some of the most popular working musicians today.
Oscilloscope Laboratories has released the trailer for the upcoming documentary Art and Craft, which follows the life of Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in the country. The film is directed by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker, and is
Indiewire has posted up the first trailer for the upcoming documentary Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler, which takes a look at the life of Marty Reisman, an international table tennis champion.
Steve James’ Life Itself is an impossible film to criticize in an objective way. It’s a poignant, funny, and heartbreaking documentary about one of the most influential film critics ever, and someone that I’ve looked up to my whole life. Thankfully, the film itself is actually quite well made, something we’ve come to expect from the director of Hoop Dreams. Life Itself chronicles the life of prolific film critic Roger Ebert. Although it’s structured like any typical talking dead doc, there’s enough variety with the interviews, photographs, and clips to keep everything fresh and interesting throughout.
Drafthouse Films has released a new trailer for its upcoming documentary The Dog, which looks at the life of John Wojtowicz, bank robber and inspiration behind the classic film Dog Day Afternoon.
If you’re setting out to make a documentary about art, you’d be wise to follow Jeffrey Durkin’s lead and make sure that the caliber of your film’s visuals match that of art being depicted. Everything in Durkin’s Art as a Weapon, a short but stunningly beautiful 76-minute doc, is meticulously shot and framed to perfection. A film about art should look artful, and this film excels on all fronts.