By Courtney Sheehan
From his purview at TIFF 2014, Drafthouse’s Tim League weighs what is and isn’t apocalyptic about the future of distribution in a season of down box offices and new acquisitions such as Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence.
By Rebecca Reynolds
Michael Apted talked with Canon’s factory workers and artisans in Japan, as well as the filmmakers who have used those lenses, in his latest documentary, Bending the Light. Rebecca Reynolds caught up with him (on camera!) at the Traverse City Film Festival.
By Erin Trahan
From making news to making indie films, Miho Yamamoto is on our 10 to Watch list for her work on the powerful documentary about one of Canada’s most horrific crimes, <i>The Exhibition</i>.
By Anisha Jhaveri
This year, the filmmaking team of 10 to Watch is co-directors Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara, and editor Lindsay Utz for their collaborative work on <em>In Country</em>. Read about how their film documents veterans who participate in reenactments of the Vietnam War.
By Ziyad Saadi
Liss LaFleur forges connections with her interactive documentary, <i>One Way Home</i>, about an organization in Texas that reunites AIDS-inflicted people with their families. Not only is she producing great work, but she is an open and brave artist. That’s why she’s one of our 10 to Watch.
By Sara Archambault
Robert Greene’s unique vision and practice for documentary caught our attention. Check out his plethora of work in 2014, including <i>Actress</i> and <i>Approaching the Elephant</i>, on 10 to Watch.
By Kurt Brokaw
Kurt Brokaw matches Thom Andersen and Noël Burch’s tour de force of clips in their 1995 documentary <i>Red Hollywood</i> with a likewise ambitious recap of those clips. Film students take note, thanks to McCarthy, you haven’t seen everything yet, but this doc will help you get there. Screening at Film Society of Lincoln Center August 15-21, 2014.
By Sarah Coleman
Imagine an artistic discovery you simply can’t keep to yourself. The images are that penetrating. For John Maloof, Vivian Maier’s street photography demanded to be seen. Two books and one documentary later, the world can trace Maloof’s path toward <i>Finding Vivian Maier.</i>
By Michele Meek
Is our nostalgia for the 80s replacing our nostalgia for the 50s? Michele Meek suggests so, using a resurgence of interest in Keva Rosenfeld’s 1987 documentary, <i>All American High</i>, as her primary example. It screens March 9th and 12th at SXSW.
By LJ Kessels
Fort McMurrey’s oil production represents 20 percent of Canada’s GDP says the trailer to the interactive reality doc, <i>Fort McMoney</i>. As a result, everything there is larger than life. The real-time game, divided in episodes, is back on and anyone can dip their toe in the oil through February 16th.