A first take on Seattle’s crowd-pleasing nearly month-long international festival turns up great music docs and a revitalized Shakespeare.
China’s historical transformation over the last 25 years unleashed a new kind of reality, and a new kind of filmmaking to go with it.
Deep dive into family history nets much more than a ‘home movie.’
Martina Kudláček’s new film offers the bracing yet affable truth about Peter Kubelka.
‘Stop showing our sadness, our dead bodies,’ says the maker of a documentary on misguided philanthropy for Haiti.
Vikram Gandhi’s mocku-documentary takes on our all-too-willing suspension of disbelief.
Bay Area filmmaker Les Blank dies at 77; a 2007 interview celebrates this prolific maker of documentaries on food, music and culture.
Prolific, idiosyncratic, adventurous, Blank explored a dazzling range of music, food… cultures. Updated through 5/3.
Documentary and podcasts take fans behind the comedy curtain.
Penny Lane, at play with primary sources and vivid soundscapes, brings Richard Nixon and staff to life.