Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Blogroll

Trailer Watch: Buzzy SXSW Doc '12 O'Clock Boys' Rides with Baltimore's Infamous Dirtbike Gang

In anticipation of the Sundance NEXT Weekend Festival, which arrives, well, this weekend in Los Angeles, Oscilloscope has released the trailer for "12 O'Clock Boys," Lofty Nathan's documentary on Baltimore's infamous urban dirtbike gang, and the young outsider who strives to join its rowdy ranks. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • August 8, 2013 1:17 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Marlon Brando Stays Honest, Flirts, Dissembles, Speaks French in String of 1965 Press Interviews (VIDEO)

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. A great actor strives to remain authentic under the most trying circumstances. Check out this series of press interviews with Brando--he admitted to promoting "Morituri," a movie most of his interlocuters had not yet seen, and his interviewers seemed to be trying to hawk it too--much to his dismay.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • August 1, 2013 3:46 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Sundance Selects Takes Toronto Mystery Doc 'Finding Vivian Maier'

On the heels of its inclusion in the Toronto International Film Festival documentary line-up, "Finding Vivian Maier" is going to Sundance Selects. The distributor has acquired U.S. rights to directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s feature doc, which they produced with executive producer Jeff Garlin. "Finding Vivian Maier" unearths the mysteries behind an undiscovered street photographer, who was a nanny in the wealthy North Shore suburbs of Chicago. Maier’s secret world is unraveled slowly through her photo collections and interviews with those who knew her.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • July 30, 2013 3:33 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Toronto International Film Festival Documentary Line-up Led by Morris vs. Rumsfeld, 'Tim's Vermeer,' the Man Behind 'Dog Day Afternoon'

This year's Toronto International Film Festival documentary world premieres include works by Penn & Teller, artist Chris Jordan, Jehane Noujaim and Leanne Pooley; and North American premieres by directors Errol Morris, Frederick Wiseman, Marcel Ophuls and Claude Lanzmann. (Full line-up is below.)
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • July 30, 2013 10:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Art-World Mystery Doc 'Tim's Vermeer,' Directed by Teller of Penn & Teller Fame

Sony Pictures Classics has snapped up worldwide rights to documentary "Tim's Vermeer," directed by Teller of illusionist duo Penn & Teller. The film centers on Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor who sets out to solve one of the art world's great mysteries: How did 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer paint photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography?
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • July 29, 2013 1:04 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

San Francisco Film Society Announces Winners of the 2013 SFFS Documentary Film Fund

The San Francisco Film Society has announced the three winners of its 2013 SFFS Documentary Film Fund, totaling $100,000 in awards, which support feature-length documentaries in post-production. Winners below.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • July 25, 2013 2:30 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Sony Pictures Classics Takes Alex Gibney's Long-Gestating Lance Armstrong Doc 'The Armstrong Lie'

After sitting on the shelf at Sony, Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong documentary "The Armstrong Lie" has found its worldwide distributor in Sony Pictures Classics. The film centers on Armstrong's life and career over the past four years -- from his return to cycling out of retirement in 2009 to the much-publicized doping scandal in 2012, which stripped him of his Tour de France medals.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
  • |
  • July 24, 2013 12:50 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Mike Myers Partners with A&E Indie Films for Directorial Debut 'Supermensch,' Doc on Longtime Talent Manager Shep Gordon

A&E Indie Films has partnered with actor and comedian Mike Myers on his directorial debut, documentary "Supermensch," centered on the life of groundbreaking talent manager Shep Gordon.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • July 22, 2013 12:40 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Comic-Con: 'Showrunners' Doc Is First Film to Screen Footage at SDCC's Lyceum Theater

The first film to screen footage at Comic-Con's new satellite programming room, the Lyceum Theater at San Diego's Horton Plaza, is documentary "Showrunners." The film focuses on the challenges of running a television series, going behind the scenes into the writers’ room and on set via interviews with 20 top showrunners including Joss Whedon, J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and more. Tara DiLullo Bennett ("Lost Encyclopedia," "Fringe: Septembers Notebook") will moderate a panel on the showrunners' craft with contributors featured in the documentary: Hart Hanson ("Bones"), Bill Prady ("The Big Bang Theory"), and Jane Espenson ("Husbands," "Once Upon A Time") as well as "Showrunners" director Des Doyle & Co-Producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • July 17, 2013 2:33 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

In the Works: Guggenheim Starts Doc on 15-Year-Old Pakistani Activist Malala Yousafzai, Survivor of Taliban Assassination Attempt

A July production start has been set for a feature-length documentary, to be directed by Davis Guggenheim ("Waiting for Superman"), on 15-year-old Pakistani student activist Malala Yousafzai, who last year survived a brutal assassination attempt by the Taliban. She was targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls' education in her community.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • July 16, 2013 12:42 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates