Documentaries screening this weekend at IFFBoston


Each year the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) brings to New England an exciting program of films, panels, and parties. I usually seek out the documentaries, here are three that stood out as I was deciding what to see this year.

Documentary marathon at 2012 Independent Film Festival of Boston


Here’s my plan for a Sunday documentary marathon at the 2012 Independent Film Festival of Boston All of the films below screen at the Somerville Theatre on Sunday, April 29, 2012. If you come to see or more of these films, I’ll see you there!

Ten glimpses into the crystal ball: the future of documentary


I’ve been contemplating the evolution of the documentary this summer and I was delighted to see that The MediaGuardian’s recent Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 coverage includes ten articles providing a refreshing perspective on how documentary makers are finding new ways to reach their audience. These articles provide a view into a crystal ball in which we […]

David Leitner is blogging from Sundance again

David Leitner is blogging from Sundance again (this marks his fourth year) once a day, Sunday to Saturday. Leitner is known for his informed, sometimes irreverent perspective on the art, technology, and business of independent film, so check out his posts, which he describes as “more essay that tweet.” As you may recall, I posted […]

Interview with David Redmon and Ashley Sabin about Intimidad

Cecy and Camilo Ramirez

Back on April 25, 2008 I had the opportunity to talk with filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin after the screening of their film Intimidad, at the Independent Film Festival of Boston. Their new film presents a beautiful and intimate portrait of a struggling family in Mexico. It observes the lives of Cecy and Camilo […]

Smile Boston Project screens in Boston, Friday, October 3, 2008

Smile Boston Project

Readers in the Boston area are cordially invited to attend a free screening of my short documentary, Smile Boston Project, part of a special Boston screening of selected films from the From Here to Awesome film festival. Artist Bren Bataclan, the subject of my documentary, will be in attendance. Here are the vital details: 7:00 […]

New Media and a Smile in New Hampshire

Join me and fellow panelists Kevin Anderton and Steve Garfield at the New Hampshire Film Festival on October 12th from 1:30 to 3:30pm for a panel titled “Future Now: New Media and the Modern Filmmaker” at the Portsmouth Public Library. The session, to be moderated by John Herman, will explore the creative and cultural intersection […]

Shadow of the House is a rare and beautiful gem

Abelardo Morell and Allie Humenuk

This weekend at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival I has the pleasure of seeing Shadow of the House, an intimate documentary by Allie Humenuk that presents a portrait of photographer Abelardo Morell. The film shows his process and daily life behind the work without interpreting it for you, presenting no experts telling you about the […]