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Director Roberto Minervini on Louisiana and Life on The Other Side

The documentaries of Roberto Minervini, who was born in Italy but now lives in Houston, Texas, offer a different view of America’s South than filmmakers usually show. They resemble a much darker version of Les Blank’s portraits of Cajun life. … more »

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Director Matt Heineman on Going Dangerously Deep into Cartel Land

Matthew Heineman's documentary Cartel Land moves far beyond the realistic yet calibrated fictions of what we might think we know about the drug wars depicted in films like Traffic or Sicario. It begins just over the U.S. border in Arizona but … more »

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Director Jerome Thelia on 4K Ball-Game Documentary Bounce

A documentary based on an anthropologist's PhD dissertation might sound like a daunting prospect — but don't underestimate the amount of fun you can have with a scholarly endeavor. Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play uses the … more »

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Director Hubert Sauper on Documentary We Come as Friends

Flying around Sudan (and later South Sudan) for a number of years in Sputnik, a decrepit homemade plane, Austrian-French director Hubert Sauper's We Come as Friends offers a survey of neocolonialism and how it's damaged Africa. His previous documentary, Darwin's Nightmare (2004) … more »

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Director Crystal Moselle on NYC Documentary The Wolfpack

Crystal Moselle’s documentary The Wolfpack opens with six long-haired teenage brothers reenacting a scene from Reservoir Dogs, complete with guns made from duct tape. As it turns out, these boys have been forced to become shut-ins by their father, Oscar, who’s … more »

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NYC, 1981

"NYC, 1981" is a short documentary about a very different New York City. Distributor A24 commissioned it to help orient audiences to the setting of A Most Violent Year, which opens today. "NYC, 1981" is directed by Austin Peters, shot by DP Eric … more »

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It’s All About Knievel in Director Daniel Junge’s Sundance Doc Being Evel

Like the Snake River Canyon that daredevil Evel Knievel failed to cross in 1974, the gap between the perpetually mangled motorcycle jumper's public and private lives was insurmountably vast. Being Evel, a new documentary about Knievel's life, sets out to … more »

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Sundance 2015: City of Gold [VIDEO]

We Make Movies and StudioDaily present How We Make Movies at Sundance Interviews with independent filmmakers, direct from Park City, Utah.   City of Gold director Laura Gabbert and the film's subject, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold, talk to Amanda … more »

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Producer-Director Gabe Polsky on U.S.S.R. Hockey Doc Red Army

It’s not exactly news that sports can be a realm where nationalism plays itself out in a more benign fashion than war, but Gabe Polsky’s Red Army examines the last decade of the Cold War through the lens of hockey. Relying heavily … more »

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Director Kevin Pollak on Sundance Comic Doc Misery Loves Comedy

Actor, director and writer Kevin Pollak has appeared in 74 films but is well-known to many on the web as the creator and host of the weekly streaming series Kevin Pollak's Chat Show. Each episode of the six-year-old talk show … more »