Food, music, culture and more. A timely Les Blank revisit.
Penny Lane, at play with primary sources and vivid soundscapes, brings Richard Nixon and staff to life.
Scorsese, Frederick Wiseman, Albert Maysles, Les Blank, Joshua Oppenheimer…
‘My films are called documentaries, but they’re maybe not the kind of journalistic work many people expect when they think about things like prostitution, big cities, manual labor.’
Will a Padilha-style beating be good for American cinema?
Another win for Jehane Noujaim’s THE SQUARE.
A “poetic ode to a bygone rural world.” Updated through 12/6.
He saw the documentary “as quintessential to the moral well-being of the universe.” Updated through 11/22.
Ross McElwee calls Pincus’s DIARIES “one of the most remarkable nonfiction films ever made.”
Benefiting from Steadicam shots in a film about artist Andy Goldsworthy’s work, RIVERS AND TIDES is more than just a documentary. It is ‘cinema.’
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.