Tom Bean and Luke Poling profile the world famous raconteur.
There's plenty to bitch about the Academy Awards nomination process for documentaries, but at least they give us this three-week festival in Los Angeles and New York where much of the best nonfiction cinema of the year will be presented. Here are our picks for three of the best.
Bringing a different perspective to a film about death row, the latest from the "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" director offers a smart (and even occasionally funny) look at the perpetual cycle of crime.
After 38 years in the making, a new documentary from a close associate of the legendary filmmaker sheds new light on his career and process.
The free documentary service will be unveiling a new film a week for the rest of the summer. We've even got one you can watch right now.
The latest documentary from the director of "Hoop Dreams" is another undeniably powerful look at inner-city Chicago, this time centering on a group of ex-gang members who try to prevent others from following in their footsteps.
The final third of the "Helvetica" director's trilogy of films about design is an exciting close to the series, which concentrates less on our individual connection to design in favor of contextualizing our communal responsibility to stay active in it.
The filmmaker discusses getting her big break by making a movie about the man who has given them to so many others including Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Jack Nicholson.
For a film that’s about the birth of viral videos and the unlikely celebrities born from them, “Winnebago Man” has taken a while to reach the same medium, but that all changes today. Thanks to SnagFilms’ SummerFest, Ben Steinbauer’s film about Jack Rebney, an RV salesman whose tirade on a hot summer day while shooting an industrial video became an underground sensation and eventually a YouTube hit, is available for the next two weeks for free. (Coincidentally, the film’s official site is also offering paraphernalia from the film and the DVD at a discount through September 15th.)
Though the film traces Rebney’s rise to become known as “the angriest man in the world,” it is undeniably a feel-good film, even if it’s a bit bittersweet now that San Francisco’s Red Vic, the home of Rebney’s great triumph, has closed its doors. Still, “Winnebago Man” is a beautiful portrait of Rebney, whose journey is unexpected, and of an era of fame that we're still trying to comprehend, even if its much deserved as it is in the case of the "Winnebago Man." The film can be seen below.
If you're in L.A., there's still a week left to catch some of the year's most interesting nonfiction films. Here are two you should see if you're in the area.
If you're in Los Angeles and haven't made it out to the fall festivals, your chance to see some acclaimed new documentaries may arrive sooner than you think, if you just know where to find them.
Two documentary photographers (and music fans) capture the unlikely revival of the audio tape with their new documentary currently raising funds on Kickstarter.