Tag "documentary"

Crowdfund This! Stewart Buck's A WORLD WAR II FAIRYTALE Dives Into What Michael Mann's THE KEEP Could Have Been

Whenever a certain sort of film geek gets together to discuss the great cinematic what-if's - what could have happened if only director x was given free reign to do what he wanted with film y - there are certain... More »
By Todd Brown   

Exclusive Clip: IRAQI ODYSSEY, A Scattered Family And Their Shared Dream

The Swiss entry for this year's Academy Awards, Iraqi Odyssey is an epic documentary that looks at Iraq from a single, yet complex perspective. The family of filmmaker Samir has scattered all over the world, although they remain committed to... More »
By Peter Martin   

"I'm Sort Of The Angry Man In The Corner." Director Saeed Taji Farouky Talks TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR

Director Saeed Taji Farouky has turned heads around the globe with his latest effort, the Afghan war themed documentary Tell Spring Not To Come This Year which saw the director and his crew at the front lines of the ongoing... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   

Interview: Producer James Gay-Rees Discusses Chronicling A Fallen Star In AMY

Whether people like it or not, the documentary Amy does tread a very fine line. Arguably one of its key themes focuses on the star's despair at having her privacy and personal life invaded by the press, but nevertheless Amy... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   

Crowdfund This! Black Metal Doc BLACKHEARTS Offers Up Perks From The Titans Of The Genre!

It was earlier this month that Twitch shared an exclusive clip from upcoming documentary Blackhearts - one in which the members of Colombian black metal act Luciferian literally sell their souls to Satan in hopes of raising their chances of... More »
By Todd Brown   


Ah, the boyband. We love to mock them but they are a cultural phenomenon not to be messed with and the Australian filmmaking team of Rita Walsh and Jessica Leski are heading deep into the heart of pre-teen darkness with... More »
By Todd Brown   

Warsaw 2015 Review: A SINNER IN MECCA, A Confessional Doc That Breaks Taboos

"How dare you call yourself A Muslim , while you have commented the biggest sin ever ?? if you are saying Im a muslim and i believe in the Holly koran , you must know there is no IF or... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

Warsaw 2015 Interview: "I Am A Bit Of A Troublemaker," Parvez Sharma On Shooting Forbidden Doc A SINNER IN MECCA

Three sold out screenings of A Sinner in Mecca, a documentary by New York-based, India-born activist and filmmaker Parvez Sharma, proved the importance of the film, even in a predominantly Catholic country, as we like to label Poland. The... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

STAR WARS Doc ELSTREE 1976 Gets A Gorgeous Trailer

After bowing at the BFI London Film Festival and Sitges, Jon Spira's Star Wars documentary is now readying for a theatrical release in the UK courtesy of The Works. Elstree 1976 talks to ten of the minor players involved in... More »
By James Marsh   

Watch The Striking Trailer For Musical Documentary GURRUMUL

If you are anything like me there's a fighting chance that you've not heard anything at all about Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu before now. And this simple fact is ample argument for the importance of director Paul Williams' upcoming documentary Gurrumul.... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE Interview: Jake "The Snake" Roberts And Director Steve Yu Talk Overcoming Addiction

Flamboyant in the squared circle and famously troubled out of it, WWF/WWE legend, Jake "The Snake" Roberts lays bare his battle with addiction and fight for recovery in The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake. Roberts and the film's director, Steve... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Interview: Wrestling Superstars Diamond Dallas Page And Scott Hall Talk Addiction And Recovery In THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE

The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake focuses on one of professional wrestling's greatest stars, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and his fight for recovery from addiction.  Another wrestling legend, Diamond Dallas Page is the catalyst for Roberts' rehabilitation, seeing his old... More »
By Diva Vélez   

I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO SHUT UP!! The World's Toughest Milkman Hits Vimeo October 14th. Check Out The Trailer Now!

Though likely too cult to ever really be considered iconic, Reid Fleming is nonetheless an enormously important figure in the history of Canadian underground comics. The world's toughest milkman, Fleming is a seething ball of rage (and dairy products) poised... More »
By Todd Brown   

Busan 2015 Review: SPECIAL ANNIE Awkwardly Switches From Subject To Artist

Ten years after her feature debut What Are We Waiting For?, documentarian Kim Hyun-kung returns with an intimate film that is both a portrait of a HIV-positive New Yorker and a filmmaker uncertain of her aims. Awkwardly straddling the border... More »
By Pierce Conran   

MISSION TO LARS: Hey Toronto! Win A Double Pass To Opening Night!

Raven Banner Entertainment picked up Canadian right to the documentary Mission To Lars, that follows siblings Kate and William Spicer as they attempt to fulfill their brother Tom's lifelong dream, to meet Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. The doc will open... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto 2015 Review: SHERPA Scales A Different Side of Everest

On May 29th,1953, Nepalese guide Tenzing Norgay brought New Zealand philanthropist mountaineer Edmund Hillary to the summit of Mount Everest. The very idea of crawling to the top of the highest mountain on earth, with its punishing temperatures and near... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Toronto 2015 Review: Short Doc WORLD FAMOUS GOPHER HOLE MUSEUM Offers A Beautiful, Bizarre And Tragic Slice Of Life

Though it runs only twenty minutes, Chelsea McMullan and Douglas Nayler's World Famous Gopher Hole Museum makes an over sized impression. Finding a deeply human soul in its even more deeply quirky subject matter, all of it presented flawlessly in... More »
By Todd Brown   

In-Edit Mexico 2015 Interview: Wes Orshoski Talks THE DAMNED: DON'T YOU WISH THAT WE WERE DEAD

After making an excellent documentary about one of the most recognized figures in rock 'n' roll (Lemmy), director Wes Orshoski is back in order to explore a much obscure story but nonetheless important: that of the British band The Damned,... More »

In-Edit Mexico 2015 Interview: One9 And Erik Parker Talk NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC

Nas: Time Is Illmatic is not the average "making of" documentary since it explores the creation of "Illmatic" - a classic East Coast hip hop album - from a personal perspective, approaching rapper Nas' origin and his experiences of growing... More »

Review: See A Moving Biosphere in J.P. Sniadecki's THE IRON MINISTRY

Just like Leviathan and Manakamana before it, J.P. Sniadecki's The Iron Ministry is another striking sensory cinema experience. Closely associated with Havard Sensory Ethnography Lab and its esteemed Colleagues - Julien Castraing-Taylor, Verena Paravel, Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez and others, ... More »
By Dustin Chang   
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