Articles Tagged Documentary

Bill Tipton and his parents.

An Extraordinary Trancestor

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Courtney Gardner reviews the new documentary on Billy Tipton by Chase Joynt and Aisling Chin-Yee. They review the film with an eye towards how Tipton’s evolution into a trans masculine role model has changed his position in popular culture.

Liz Carmichael and the Dale auto.

The Woman in Charge of it All

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I need to come clean. I don’t drive. The last time I was behind the steering wheel was in 2016, the day of my driving test. Needless to say, I don’t know anything about cars. I don’t care to know anything about cars and yet I just spent four straight hours glued to my screen… Read more »

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Inaugural IF/Then x Hulu Short Documentary Lab Call

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Field of Vision‘s IF/Then Shorts initiative and Hulu Documentary Films have just announced a partnership that will offer $100,000 in grants and a year-log lab focused on development and distribution for short-documentary filmmakers based in North America. The IF/Then Shorts initiative was founded in 2017 as part of the Tribeca Film Institute and became part… Read more »

Black policewoman in car

DOC NYC Film Festival Nov. 11-19 – Critic’s Choices

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Consider for a moment what’s been recently showing in two very different movie-going Americas. On Oct. 30 The New York Times reported that the Park Plaza Cinema in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, had just opened Liam Neeson in Honest Thief to 72 patrons. “It was the largest single-day attendance the independently owned five-screen theater… Read more »

Preserving the Legacy of Female Filmmakers and The Independent

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A conversation between editor Michele Meek and contributor Emily Watlington about the new book Independent Female Filmmakers, which recounts the legacy of 15 groundbreaking female filmmakers from Deepa Mehta to Cheryl Dunye to Martha Coolidge, while also highlighting the history of The Independent itself.

DOC NYC  Film Festival Nov. 8-15

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Senior Film Critic Kurt Brokaw samples the 9th annual edition of American’s largest documentary festival.  Over 300 films–47% directed or co-directed by women–plus shorts, panels and student entries
moved onto 16 downtown Manhattan screens in one jam-packed week.