Posts Tagged“documentary”

Austrian documentary filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter discusses his latest film, Homo Sapiens (2016), a fictional documentary that depicts the empty spaces of our world after humans are gone. These real spaces are linked in static shots that are grouped thematically, as sound and subtle movement texture these decaying and calmly depeopled totems to civilization.

Hermia & Helena

The Argentine filmmaker discusses his latest film, Hermia & Helena (2014), based somewhat on William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It follows an artist travelling from Buenos Aires to New York City for a fellowship for her work translating the Shakespeare play into Spanish. We discuss the formal drive behind the film, experimentation, and his upcoming collaboration with Lois Patiño.

The Stairs

The Canadian filmmaker discusses his latest film, an unflinching documentary about harm reduction practices for drug users and sex workers in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood.

Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman is a legendary documentary filmmaker, whose films of the last fifty years generally investigate a single institution each and include Titicut Follies, Hospital, Primate, Public Housing, and La danse. He would go on…


Manakamana is the first feature collaboration between Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, where they placed a fixed 16mm camera in a cable-car that takes passengers to and from the Manakamana Temple in Nepal. Born out…

Ross Brothers

Bill and Turner Ross are documentary filmmakers who intriguingly blur the line between standard conventions of documentary and narrative feature techniques. Their first feature, 45365, won the Best Documentary Prize at SXSW and was followed by…


Joe Berlinger is an American filmmaker who often collaborates with fellow director Bruce Sinofsky on documentaries, which include the Paradise Lost trilogy, following the West Memphis Three, and Some Kind of Monster, a behind-the-scenes look…


Jennifer Baichwal is a Canadian documentary director and producer whose films over the past 15 years often include artists as subjects, including Paul Bowles (Let It Come Down), Shelby Lee Adams (The True Meaning of…

Helene Klodawsky

Helene Klodawsky is a Canadian documentary filmmaker whose works include Motherhood (1994), Family Motel (2007) and Malls R Us (2009). Helene joined us at O’Borne Contemporary during Hot Docs 2014 to discuss her latest documentary,…