At the D23 Expo over the weekend a trailer was revealed for Leslie Iwerks’ upcoming documentary that takes a look at the history of Disney Imagineering and some of the magic that happens behind the scenes in creating The Happiest Place on
One of our favorite films of SXSW this year, and one of my top tens films of the year thus far, is Lotfy Nathan’s documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, which takes a look at illegal dirt bike riding in Baltimore.
One of our favorite docs at SXSW this year was Josh Johnson‘s Rewind This!, which takes a look at this history of VHS, and the resurgence of tape collecting. Filmbuff and IPF Productions is releasing the film exclusively on iTunes
The TIFF Docs lineup has been announced for this year’s 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, with 22 interesting titles set to screen. Some highlights include David Turner and Lara Zizic’s Mission Congo, Errol Morris‘ The Unknown Known, Jodorowsky’s Dune by Frank Pavich, and
Today it was announced that Sony Pictures Classics have acquired the rights to Alex Gibney‘s upcoming documentary The Armstrong Lie, which looks at the life of the now disgraced Lance Armstrong. Gibney most recently released We Steal Secrets: The Story
After the overthrow of the Indonesian government in 1965, the new regime declared that anyone determined to be a communist is to be executed. The executions were not carried out by the military itself but by hired guns. Typically these death squads were run by local gangsters. No one responsible for these war crimes has ever been made to answer for these atrocities that cost untold numbers of people their lives. Decades later, directors Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn commemorate this dark period in Indonesian history by focusing their cameras on the men responsible.
I’ll never forget being utterly obsessed with Bill Watterson‘s Calvin and Hobbes as a child. I never read anything in the daily paper except that strip, which I would cut out and paste into a notebook every single day. I
first cousin once removed The contrasting comfort and horror of losing your memory, to know and not know at once, is the inherent reality of Alzheimer's Disease. If you are to experience it, you are afforded the relief in allowing yourself to forget your weaknesses, faults, and mistakes, but that is paired against the absolute threat of not knowing the person before you in the mirror, next to you at your house, or staring at you from a collection of photos on your mantel.
Easily one of the most stressful and toughest jobs we have in this country is that of a public defender. With huge caseloads, little pay, and people’s lives on the line, it’s not a glamorous profession. You won’t see a public defender driving a nice sports car, or having billboards with their face plastered on them, but their role in our criminal justice system is much more noble, essential, and under-appreciated than any other. The toughest place to be a public defender is the American South, and that just so happens to be where Dawn Porter’s documentary Gideon’s Army takes place.