October 14, 2016 | POV’s daily list of essential reading for the documentary and independent filmmaking community.
Documentary Filmmaker Charged With Conspiracy in Pipeline Protests
A documentary filmmaker who was arrested while filming as protesters attempted to shut down the flow of oil through pipelines carrying crude from Canada to the United States was charged on Thursday with felony conspiracy. Deia Schlosberg, producer of the 2016 film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, was charged along with activists Samuel Jessup and Michael Foster with conspiracy to commit theft of property and services.
Read more | Yahoo »
DOC NYC Festival 2016 Announces Full Lineup For Seventh Edition
DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, announces the full lineup for its seventh edition, which runs from November 10-17 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Cinepolis Chelsea. The 2016 festival includes 110 feature-length documentaries and has expanded to showcase over 250 films and events overall. This year, there will be 18 world premieres and 19 U.S. premieres, with more than 300 documentary makers and special guests expected to present their films in person.
Read more | IndieWire »
Hear Documentary Now!’s Full Talking Heads Parody Album
There’s a fine line between being a parody of something and just being an actual thing, and Fred Armisen and Bill Hader may have crossed it with “Final Transmission,” their latest Documentary Now! episode. Built around an extensive parody of the Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, the episode involved coming up with 10 Talking Heads parody songs and putting on an actual performance, which you can read more about here.
Read more | A.V. Club »
Capturing the Emotional Fallout After Sandy Hook Shooting, ‘Newtown’ Documentary Will Break Your Heart
Newtown, a documentary about the 2012 massacre of kindergarten and first-graders in that small town in Connecticut, tells one of the saddest stories ever told. But while that is not a surprise, a lot about the way this devastating film is put together is different from what you’d expect.
Read more | Los Angeles Times »
Kirsten Johnson’s ‘Cameraperson’ is a poetic primer in documentary filmmaking
In Cameraperson, Johnson has taken footage from those and several other films she’s photographed to create an essay about how the events she’s captured behind the camera — events that have often involved the aftermath of heart-wrenching trauma — have affected her and, to use her own language at the beginning of the film, left their marks.
Read more | Washington Post »
How Doctors Without Borders and a Vr Studio Built an Immersive Exhibit About Refugee Camps
Doctors Without Borders will be in Boston this weekend with an immersive outdoor exhibit called “Forced From Home” that promises to take visitors, using virtual reality, on a guided tour of refugee camps and informal settlements in Afghanistan, Burundi, Honduras, Syria and South Sudan.
Read more | Storybench »
Upcoming Festivals and Deadlines
- 54th New York Film Festival Sept 30 – Oct 16
- Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Oct 7 – 16
- Austin Film Festival Oct 13 – 20
- DocLisboa: International Film Festival Oct 20 – 30
- United Nations Association Film Festival Oct 20 – 30