Articles Tagged Documentary

An Affair of the Rock Doc

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Directed and produced by filmmaker Sylvia Caminer, the rockumentary An Affair of the Heart revolves around Australian-born Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Rick Springfield and his devoted fans. Over the last year it appeared in theaters and at festivals such as IDFA, Sidewalk Film Festival, and HotDocs. It’s available on DVD starting July 16th. Springfield, a… Read more »

Postcard from DocsBarcelona

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Last year I had the great privilege to live and work in Barcelona, a city that has regenerated itself in spectacular ways since I first visited in 1986 to present my debut documentary Before Stonewall. One notable addition is the well-programmed and well-run DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival which was launched with support from the… Read more »

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013: Errol Webber

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Errol Webber caught our attention at Sundance in January 2013 when he attended as one of the cinematographers on American Promise, which won the US documentary special jury award for achievement in filmmaking. Webber currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. He moved to the US in high school when he… Read more »

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013: Jason DaSilva

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“It was kind of like an art project”, says writer/director Jason DaSilva as he recollects the beginnings of his feature documentary, When I Walk. DaSilva, diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2005, shares his day-to-day efforts as he slowly transformed from able-bodied to disabled, in his personal and often intimate documentary. DaSilva is a… Read more »

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013: Andrew James and Team

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Filmmaking is a collaborative art form. And although we, at The Independent, recognize that all the filmmakers on our list work collaboratively, we decided to highlight one filmmaking team in this year’s 10 to Watch. (Full disclosure, members of our team have met or worked with several members of this team and as a result… Read more »

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013: Tom Bean and Luke Poling

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There’s a short clip from The Simpsons in the new documentary Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself where George Plimpton, playing himself in a fashion, says “and now I’ll go back to doing whatever it is I do.” If you are of a certain age, this made perfect sense. You always recognized George Plimpton, from… Read more »

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013: Dawn Porter

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The odds may be long, but it is possible to see your first film be accepted by Sundance, win a Sundance award, and be bought by HBO. All you need is talent, passion, drive, determination, discipline, great collaborators, support, luck, perspective, intelligence and a killer idea at the perfect time. Do you have all that?… Read more »

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013: Chiemi Karasawa

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Acclaimed producer, CEO, and now first time director with a Tribeca premiere for her documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me – that’s why Chiemi Karasawa is one of our 10 to Watch in 2013. As founder and CEO of Isotope Films, Chiemi Karasawa has produced award-winning documentaries, including Betrayal and Billy the Kid and the 2013… Read more »

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013

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This year’s 10 to Watch represents filmmakers who we think are on to something in 2013. The Independent’s 10 to Watch list draws from narratives and documentaries, seasoned and newcomers, shorts and features, Sundance and SXSW favorites, and other parts of the film community. What distinguishes these filmmakers is that each one brings a unique… Read more »

Why Edginess Counts in Doc Distribution

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What do documentaries about the commercial fishing industry and a 1960s Indonesian genocide have in common? Their distributors picked them up because of, not in spite of, jarringly original content and unconventional cinematic style. This spring and summer Cinema Guild is releasing Leviathan and Drafthouse Films will release The Act of Killing theatrically in the… Read more »