Sunday, February 19, 2017

Barbara Kopple

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

If you're looking for the most vibrant corner of the Oscars, look no further than that once musty and staid category: best documentary feature.

Nowhere else do you find such a variety of form, of perspective and of storytelling. While Hollywood has in recent years been busy turning into a...

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

The inspiration for director Otto Bell’s first feature documentary came in the form of a photo essay from still lenser Asher Svidensky that appeared on the BBC website and included shots of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Kazakh girl living in Mongolia and aspiring to be an eagle hunter. This...

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2015 documentary program presents a lineup that includes revelatory looks at celebrated performers like Yo-Yo Ma, Arcade Fire and Sharon Jones; fresh global perspectives on Ukraine, Haiti, China, and the Middle East; films...

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Mariel Hemingway says she has left the bad kind of crazy behind, and all that's left is good crazy.

Hemingway came to the Sundance Film Festival for the documentary "Running from Crazy," which chronicles the family history of mental illness that led to the suicides of seven relatives...