This week the DOC NYC festival announced its lineup. At Indiewire, both Shipra Gupta and Anne Thompson had coverage of the announcement, as did Kevin Ritchie of Realscreen. Writing for The Wrap, Steve Pond highlighted the new Amy Berg doc set to premiere at the festival, while festival director of programming Basil Tsiokos shared details on the lineup at his blog, What (Not) to Doc.
The new Laura Poitras film, CITIZENFOUR, continued to draw attention from the press. Abby Aguirre interviewed Poitras for Vogue Magazine, while Sara Rafsky penned a piece on Poitras’ filmmaking process for the Columbia Journalism Review. At the New York Times, Michael Cieply had a piece on the potential political complications brought on by the film. And Fred Kaplan of Slate wrote a critique of the film’s approach to the use of classified documents.
This week Stranger Than Fiction hosts a screening of the film DEPECHE MODE 101 by filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker on Tuesday, October 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the IFC Center in Manhattan. The film chronicles the last leg of Depeche Mode’s 1989 tour. For more information or to purchase tickets please go here.
At the New York Times, Eric Hynes wrote on the renewed attention paid to filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer, whose 1977 film STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED is getting a week-long run at BAM. Hua Hsu wrote a post on the film for the New Yorker website. And Gabe Friedman interviewed Kirchheimer for the Jewish Daily Forward.
In a piece for Indiewire, Casey Cipriani covered a master class from filmmaker Gordon Quinn on the ethics of documentary filmmaking. In a post at the Kartemquin Films website, Tim Horsburgh rounded up some other links related to the discussion.
Writing for Realscreen, Manori Ravindran reported on the films named to the feature-length doc competition at this year’s International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
In a post at Truly Free Film, filmmaker Leah Warshawski wrote about the successes she’s enjoyed with her film FINDING HILLYWOOD.
The folks at the D-Word set up a thread focused on the reclaiming of fair use in documentary with commentary from expert Pat Aufderheide (registration and professional filmmaker status required for access).
In distro news, Realscreen’s Kevin Ritchie reported that Kino Lorber had secured U.S. rights for the film THE WANTED 18.
Also at Realscreen, Barry Walsh reported that DOK Leipzig had named Leena Pasanen its new director.
Writing for Nonfics.com, Dan Schindel had a post on the 20 best docs about Los Angeles. Also at Nonfics.com, Daniel Walber wrote on the best documentaries at this year’s New York Film Festival (NYFF), and Christopher Campbell had a post on the notable documentaries released on various home viewing platforms this week.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch covered the news that Leonardo DiCaprio had joined the team releasing the doc VIRUNGA on Netflix.
Back at Realscreen, Manori Ravindran interviewed Wildscreen Film Festival Director Charlotte Geeves about the festival’s offerings.
Charles Graham Dixon rounded up a list of 10 essential hip hop documentaries for a post at Grolsch Film Works.
Writing for Indiewire, Kat Delby reported the lineup for traveling doc fest the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival. On its website, the festival also announced the projects taking part in this year’s CPH: FORUM.
At the True/False Film Fest’s website, Chris Boekmann interviewed filmmaker Jessica Oreck about her latest work, THE VANQUISHING OF THE WITCH BABA YAGA. Dan Girmus of In Review Online also penned a review of the film.
Writing for the Columbia Journalism Review, Damaris Colhoun wrote about the technique of using sound to drive a documentary film.
In a piece for Urban Omnibus, Jonathan Tarleton interviewed some figures from the UnionDocs LIVING LOS SURES project.
Back at Indiewire, Casey Cipriani spoke with some doc subjects about what it was like to have a film made about them.
In a post for the Thompson on Hollywood blog at Indiewire, Emily Best wrote about the need for greater transparency from distributors.