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Posts Tagged“documentary”

A big hat-tip to Michael Sicinski for directing our attention to this John Grierson co-directed documentary short, Granton Trawler. Michael suggested it as a perfect pairing with Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel’s Leviathan (2012) and…

An episode of French television channel ORTF’s filmmaker-focused documentary series Cinéastes de notre temps (Filmmakers of Our Time) on American independent cinema maverick, John Cassavetes (Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a…

“I wanted to do a film about what it actually felt like to live through that time … Where you could see the roots of the uncertainties we feel today, the things they did out…

The very first episode of French television channel ORTF’s filmmaker-focused documentary series Cinéastes de notre temps (Filmmakers of Our Time) aired in 1964, and director Luis Buñuel was featured as the inaugural subject. As an…

The inaugural post in our curated video blog: I’m Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes – The Man And His Work is a 1984 documentary, directed by Michael Ventura, that features interviews with the titular filmmaker…

The Extraordinary Voyage

Serge Bromberg is a French filmmaker and film preservationist who has presented films live in his Retour de Flamme series; restored lost, unknown and damaged films both visually and aurally through his company, Lobster Films; and…

The End of Time

Peter Mettler is a Canadian filmmaker, photographer and live audio/visual mixing performer, whose films rank among the very best Canada has had to offer. His feature film work, including Picture of Light (1994), The Top…

Room 237

Rodney Ascher is an American filmmaker who creates, as he puts it, his “own brand of genre-blurring films and videos.” These include the satirical documentary short, The S from Hell (2010), and his first feature, the…

Detropia

Rachel Grady is an American filmmaker who, along with co-director Heidi Ewing, is responsible for pointed, exploratory documentaries that also avoid becoming overly polemical. Their works span features, collaborative shorts and television, and include Jesus Camp (2006),…

The latest issue of The Seventh Art features a brief conversation with photographer and documentary filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield. Greenfield’s latest film, The Queen of Versailles, has been generating headlines lately, both for its theatrical success,…

The Queen of Versailles

Lauren Greenfield is an American documentary photographer and filmmaker. Her photos are exhibited in museums and galleries, featured in a number of high-profile magazines and she has published three books, including the popular Girl Culture.…