- An Emmy for POV!
Congratulations to Geoffrey Smith and co-producer Rachel Wexler, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming at the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards last night for The English Surgeon. The English Surgeon was broadcast on POV in 2009. See the film’s trailer here: Geoffrey was in New York to receive the […]
- Doc Soup: Peering Into a Character's Soul
When I watched this week’s POV program, The English Surgeon, I couldn’t help thinking about Ian McEwan‘s 2005 novel, Saturday. Both are about neurosurgeons, and they’re the best portrayals (Mel Brooks‘ Young Frankenstein doesn’t count) of those elite doctors that I’ve ever read or seen. It made me consider: how does a novel representation of […]
- Listen to Geoffrey Smith on the Elvis Mitchell Show
If you’re in Santa Monica, tune in to KCRW’s The Treatment to hear Elvis Mitchell interview The English Surgeon‘s Geoffrey Smith today, September 2, at 2:30 PM. Geoffrey discusses the making of the film about brain surgeon Henry Marsh, who performs pro bono work in a decrepit Ukrainian KGB hospital; the real-life drama that propelled […]
- Opening in Theaters: The English Surgeon
If you’re in New York this weekend, be sure to check out The English Surgeon at Cinema Village. The film, which will have its broadcast premiere on POV on September 8, is opening its theatrical run in New York this weekend, and director Geoffrey Smith and the film’s protagonist, Dr. Henry Marsh, will be holding […]