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The Art of Documentary Editing
After the success of the pioneering Art of Documentary Filmmaking workshop held in Yangon, Myanmar in 2005, Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison and four experienced documentary editors from Europe and Australia returned in 2006 to mount The Art of Documentary Editing. Some of the young Burmese men and women on this…
Backyard - Ross McElwee Turns the Camera on His Family
The result of McElwee turning his camera on his family and their neighbors, the film is a humorous and poignant look at odd moments in a genteel Southern town.
Time Indefinite
McElwee, Charleen Swansea, and several other memorable characters you met in Sherman's March invite you to pick up their story in Time Indefinite, McElwee's hilariously profound sequel to his much-beloved, critically acclaimed hit. When McElwee announces at the family gathering in South Carolina that he's going to marry a nice…
Jean Rouch - Premier Film, 1947-1991
The director, Dominique Dubosc gives Jean Rouch the opportunity to improvise a new commentary for his first film made in 1947, In the Land of the Black Magi (Au pays des mages noirs) of a Songhay possession dance in Niger. Rouch explains the sacrifices he made due to the producer…
Friends, Fools, Family: Rouch's Collaborators in Niger
Jean Rouch is known to many worldwide as a French anthropologist and innovative filmmaker. Much of his work is linked to the birth of cinema verite. However, Rouch's fifty-year involvement with a particular group of people in Niger shines a more personal light on his work - one of friendship…
Imagining Indians
With an all Indian crew, Victor Masayesva visited tribal communities in Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Washington and the Amazon to produce this film. Masayesva says, "Coming from a village which became embroiled in the filming of Darkwind, a Hollywood production on the Hopi Reservation, I felt a keen…
Casting About - The Process of Casting Actors
CASTING ABOUT is a lyrical documentary that illuminates the grit, mystery and raw emotion behind the process of casting actors. Shot from the filmmaker's point of view, the viewer encounters many of the 350 diverse actresses who test for a trio of roles in a dramatic film, in auditions held…
21 Years Richard Linklater - The Career of Filmmaker Richard Linklater
A spirited look at the first 21 years of writer/director Richard Linklater and his remarkable career in film, featuring interviews with his collaborators: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Billy Bob Thornton, Keanu Reeves, Jack Black & more.
OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean - Restoring a Beloved Prop from Back to the Future
The DeLorean Time Machine is the most famous movie car in the world. But decades of harsh weather, souvenir hunters and wild animals nearly sent it to the junkyard. OUTATIME tells the incredible comeback story of this legendary vehicle. Join Bob Gale, Universal Studios, and a group of dedicated "Back…
How the Myth Was Made
Stoney says he has dumb luck. His grandfather was the doctor on the island in Ireland where the legendary maker of documentary film, Robert Flaherty, shot his film Man of Aran. So Stoney's film, exploring the effects Flaherty's film had on the island and its people, is digging into his…
American Masters: Mike Nichols - The Career of a Legendary Filmmaker
This documentary chronicles the life and career of director Mike Nichols, one of only two people in history who have won Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. AMERICAN MASTERS; MIKE NICHOLS was directed by Nichols' longtime comedy partner and two-time Oscar nominated writer Elaine May and features interviews from…
Keepers of the Magic - The Great Masters of Cinematography
This groundbreaking documentary explores our fascination with moving images and provides insight into how cinema's most iconic moments came to be. Most of all, it honors the great masters of cinematography's unsung heroes whose vision and talent was always right before our eyes. Legendary cinematographers including Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now,…