Documentary Now! pays tribute to “Salesman”.
Before American audiences can get their greedy eyes on Oliver Stone’s long-anticipated sequel “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” this fall, the three-time Oscar winner will release an even more politically minded film, if you don’t mind Hugo Chávez standing in for Shia LaBeouf. As genial as it is revealing, “South of the Border” sees Stone […]
Documentarians carve stories out of the ebb and flow of real life, making the struggles of a Canadian metal band into a rousing tale of standing by your dreams, or finding echoes of “A Chorus Line” in the backstage process of putting together a Broadway revival of the show. So it’s no surprise that the […]
Jeanne-Claude — Christo’s collaborator and partner — died today in Manhattan at the age of 74. It was fitting, in a way, not only because the artist pair have been residents of the city since 1964, but because their last big completed project was “The Gates,” which turned Central Park’s walkways into a series of […]
Watch the world premiere of the latest Bob Dylan music video, “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’,” exclusively at IFC.com. As if capturing a momentous period in Bob Dylan’s career and crafting one of the best and earliest examples of a major cinematic movement — cinema vérité — with “Dont Look Back” weren’t monumental achievements enough, D.A. […]
Lou Reed was in the audience of last night’s Cinema Eye Honors, accompanying wife Laurie Anderson, who introduced the award for music competition. Morgan Spurlock, Albert Maysles, Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker also took the stage as presenters. If reconciling an award ceremony’s needs for glitz and celebrity with the unfussy world of documentary film […]
By Matt Singer In honor of their 40 years on movie screens, from 1968’s “Sympathy for the Devil” to last week’s release of “Shine a Light,” we’re taking a look at The Rolling Stones’ filmography, featuring enough collaborations with great directors to make any actor jealous and enough abandoned or aborted projects to give any […]
CinÃ©ma-vÃ©ritÃ© and the first-person documentary go to war in “Wild Blue Yonder,” and vÃ©ritÃ© wins this engrossing car wreck is an unintentional argument as to how difficult it is to successfully include yourself in your own nonfiction film. “Wild Blue Yonder” is about “a daughter’s search for her father,” as the filmmaker, Celia Maysles, […]