Documentaries screening this weekend at IFFBoston

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Each year the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) brings to New England an exciting program of films, panels, and parties. While the festival screens both documentary and narrative films, I usually seek out the documentaries, a genre that challenges fiction films in terms of aesthetic … [Read more...]

Documentary marathon at 2012 Independent Film Festival of Boston

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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 one or more of these films, I'll see you there! Downeast (David Redmon & Ashley Sabin, 2012, 78 … [Read more...]

Ten glimpses into the crystal ball: the future of documentary

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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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]