UnknownSpring: web documentary review and interview with photojournalist Jake Price

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The tsunami of 2011 devastated the Tohoku region of Japan. Jake Price lived with the residents of Yuriage and out of his experience evolved UnseenSpring, a web documentary presenting an audiovisual collage documenting the endurance of the people in Yuriage as they rebuild their way of life, while making a renewed connection to their history and culture.

Whitney Dow: When the Drum is Beating

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David Tames talks with Whitney Dow about his film, When the Drum is Beating, a documentary that weaves together the history of Haiti with the story of Orchestre Septentrional, Haiti’s most popular band. The film is currently seeking funding via a Kickstarter campaign in order to secure the funds needed for a theatrical and home video release.

Chris Paine: Revenge of the Electric Car

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Chris Paine, best known as the director of Who Killed the Electric Car?, followed the rise and fall of General Motors EV-1, of which he was a passionate owner. He recently completed a new film, Revenge of the Electric Car, now going into theatrical release. It opens on Friday, November 4th at the Kendall Square […]

Interview with David Redmon and Ashley Sabin about Intimidad

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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 […]

Scott Kirsner: Inventing the Movies

In this video I interview journalist and author Scott Kirsner about his new book, Inventing the Movies: The Epic Battle between Innovation and the Status Quo in Hollywood. The interview covers an example from the book and takeaways for innovators in any field. Scott blogs about the movie industry and technology at Cinematech, which is […]

Inventing the Movies

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Some of the things I love about summer are weekend trips to the Berkshires, taking time off for a vacation, and all that means more time available to read books. On my summer reading stack this year was an advance copy of Inventing the Movies, a new book by Scott Kirsner that takes you on […]

A Conversation with Les Blank

While I was at the Woods Hole Film Festival this summer I had a chance to sit down and have a conversation with documentary filmmaker Les Blank. We spoke about his new film All In This Tea, his experiences with Werner Herzog, why he self distributes, and which of his films he considers his favorite. […]