Documentary Filmmaking

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Nonfiction films and documentary filmmaking.

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D.A. Pennebaker, Pioneer of Cinéma Vérité in America, Dies at 94 - The New York Times

D.A. Pennebaker, Pioneer of Cinéma Vérité in America, Dies at 94 - The New York Times

"Decolonize" the Documentary? - Persuasion

"Decolonize" the Documentary?

We cannot allow identity politics to stifle great filmmaking

Petra Costa Visions Du Reel Masterclass Takeaways – Variety

Petra Costa Charms in Near Three-Hour Visions du Reel Masterclass

2019 Oscar-nominated “The Edge of Democracy” filmmaker Petra Costa and Switzerland’s Visions du Réel Film Festival weren’t going to let a global pandemic stop them from hosting a highly anticipated…

Delta State University to Receive 2020 Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award from Mississippi Historical Society for Documentary on 1969 Campus Sit-In about Race Relations - News and Events

Delta State University to Receive 2020 Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award from Mississippi Historical Society for Documentary on 1969 Campus Sit-In about Race Relations - News and Events

Delta State University will receive the 2020 Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award from the Mississippi Historical Society for an in-progress “DSU Sit-In Documentary” that examines a 1969 demonstration...

What if you could pull your long-forgotten memories from the hazy past and hold them again in your hands? Three adults are asked to play a childhood game and remember their early dreams and desires. As they step into the past, they look again at their hopes for the future.

One, Yellow, You Will Marry A Handsome Fellow

What if you could pull your long-forgotten memories from the hazy past and hold them again in your hands? Three adults are asked to play a childhood game and remember their early dreams and desires. As they step into the past, they look again at their hopes for the future.

One, Yellow, You Will Marry A Handsome Fellow (2018) - IMDb

One, Yellow, You Will Marry A Handsome Fellow (2019) - IMDb

Directed by Ted Fisher. With Katrine Haagh Thuesen, Lucas Ray, Mango Sheridan, Tomas Sheridan. What if you could pull your long-forgotten memories from the hazy past - and hold them again in your hands? Director Ted Fisher asks three adults to play a childhood game and remember their early dreams and desires. As they step into the past, they look again at their hopes for the future.

Documentary Business Reveals Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor – IndieWire

Documentary Business Reveals Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

Highlights from several recent international documentary events show that the non-fiction business is booming — but only for certain kinds of films.

The Dronepocalypse Is Here — in Documentary Footage, at Least - The New York Times

The Dronepocalypse Is Here — in Documentary Footage, at Least - The New York Times

Ulrike Ottinger Reflects on Life as a Nomad Director – Variety

‘You Can’t Just Come With a Camera and Shoot’: Ulrike Ottinger Reflects on Life as a Nomad Director

German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger has been making films for nearly 50 years now, creating experimental and often transgressive work that frequently walks the line between documentary reality and artistic truth. Nothing has fazed her in this time, even working in the bohemian heyday of the late Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin, but her latest film, in […]

Dawn Porter on 'John Lewis' and 'The Way I See It' - Variety

Dawn Porter on Becoming a Documentary Filmmaker, John Lewis and Barack Obama

Dawn Porter didn’t set out to become a documentary filmmaker. She was as an attorney before she hit the scene with her directorial debut, “Gideon’s Army,” in 2013. In fact, …

Hillary Clinton was ready to bare her soul, or so Hulu subscribers were told in March. After missing her shot at the presidency, Clinton would, at last, let her guard down. A four-part documentary promised to reveal the true Clinton, anchored by two thousand hours of fly-on-the-wall footage from her 2016 campaign and thirty-five hours […]

Television is making more documentaries than ever—but skipping the journalism

Hillary Clinton was ready to bare her soul, or so Hulu subscribers were told in March. After missing her shot at the presidency, Clinton would, at last, let her guard down. A four-part documentary promised to reveal the true Clinton, anchored by two thousand hours of fly-on-the-wall footage from her 2016 campaign and thirty-five hours […]

What if you could pull your long-forgotten memories from the hazy past — and hold them again in your hands? Director Ted Fisher asks three adults to play a childhood game and remember their early dreams and desires. As they step into the past, they look again at their hopes for the future.

One, Yellow, You Will Marry A Handsome Fellow

What if you could pull your long-forgotten memories from the hazy past — and hold them again in your hands? Director Ted Fisher asks three adults to play a childhood game and remember their early dreams and desires. As they step into the past, they look again at their hopes for the future.

The Biden Granddaughters at the Democratic National Convention

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Actually, Female Directors Are Dominating in Documentaries

Where women are lacking in the Oscars' Best Director category, they make up for in documentary features. Here’s why.

Why the New York Times Is Getting Into the Documentary Films Business – Variety

Why the New York Times Is Getting Into the Documentary Films Business (EXCLUSIVE)

Lance Oppenheim didn’t set out to make an 83-minute documentary when he started chronicling a group of senior citizens living in a retirement community in central Florida. But after 18 months and hundreds of hours of footage, he began to see the outline of his first feature-length film, “Some Kind of Heaven,” which premieres this […]