Articles Tagged Documentary

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Ric Burns

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor, Dana Knight spoke with veteran documentarian, Ric Burns about Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man behind the National Enquirer at DOC NYC 2014. Dana Knight: This is a very interesting and entertaining documentary, just like the real-life person it is portraying, Generoso Pope, the… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Norah Shapiro

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens,  The Independent’s special contributor, Dana Knight sat down with Norah Shapiro at DOC NYC 2014 to discuss the world premiere of her latest work, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile. Dana Knight: Congratulations for your documentary. Could you please introduce the film and tell us how this project came about? Norah… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Tony Shaff

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens,  The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight spoke with Tony Shaff about his film Hotline at DOC NYC last month. Dana Knight: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us what the film is about? Tony Shaff: I’m a Brooklyn filmmaker and my film Hotline is a feature… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: The Yes Men

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the comedy troupe, The Yes Men about filmmaking. Knight initially spoke with Mike Bonnano, Andy Bichlbaum and Laura Nix in Toronto in September. Dana Knight (DK): When did the Yes Men become the Yes Men and why the Yes… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Matthu Placek

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the artist Matthu Placek about Moving Portraits. Knight initially spoke with Placek at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Dana Knight (DK): Will you please give us a background to your work and introduce the very special short film that… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Kate Chevigny & Ross Kauffman

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the filmmaking duo behind E-Team. Knight initially spoke with Kate Chevigny and Ross Kauffman in New York City at the end of October. Dana Knight (DK): How did this project come about and who initiated it? Katy Chevigny: Ross and… Read more »

RIDM ’14: The Use and Abuse of Poetry in Documentary Film

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Gusts of bitingly cold wind eat away at the inch of precocious snow on the ground, offering a fittingly bracing backdrop to the Rencontre Internationales de Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM). Now in it’s 17th year, the festival offers a late-in-the-season “best-of” selection of international and Canadian films that favors essays, cross-genre films and other non-traditional… Read more »