- Doc Soup: Oral History in “Life. Support. Music.”
Wow. Life. Support. Music. is quite a documentary. I think it’s hard not to be moved by this stirring story of a totally decent guy (and a great musician) who collapses onstage with a near-fatal brain hemorrhage. The man, Jason Crigler, and his family are sympathetic enough, and the narrative arc is intensely dramatic, but […]
- Rooftop Films Kicks Off!
POV production assistant Andrew Catauro reports back from the 2009 Rooftop Films premiere in New York City. I know it’s a few days after the fact (I definitely can’t keep up with blogger Brooklyn Vegan, who blogged about the event later that night) — but I want to write about what a great time I […]
- POV Alums: Eric Daniel Metzgar's New Film 'Life. Support. Music.'
Eric Daniel Metzgar, along with Nell Carden Grey, directed The Chances of the World Changing, which aired on POV in 2007. The film, a beautiful meditation on an individual’s efforts to change the world, follows Richard Ogust, who shared his Manhattan loft with 1,200 turtles and dedicated his life to rescuing the endangered animals. Viewer […]
- Why Vote? 2008: Tell Us What Issues Matter Most to You
Did you know that Earth Day was first officially observed throughout the United States in 1970? Thanks to Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, more than 20 million Americans organized massive rallies and demonstrations for a healthier, sustainable environment, protesting against massive oil spills, industrial pollution, and the loss of wilderness areas in what would become […]
- POV Online is Nominated for a Webby Award!
We were excited to find out this morning that we’ve been nominated for a Webby Award! POV’s website was nominated in the Movies and Film category winners will be announced on May 6 and honored at a ceremony in New York on June 10. In the meantime, if you’d like, you can show your […]
- Looking Back at Full Frame '08
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival came to a close on Sunday, April 6th with the traditional North Carolina barbeque awards ceremony. The first Full Frame since Nancy Buirski stepped down as director featured a streamlined, more user-friendly ticketing process, new venues and a greater diversity of student fellows from colleges and universities around the […]
- A Preview of the 2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival kicks off this week in Durham, North Carolina. Now in its eleventh year, the festival brings filmmakers and film lovers to the historic Carolina Theater for four days of documentaries and it’s become one of the most celebrated doc festivals in the country. This year’s roster includes work […]
- Watching and Reading: Week of December 14, 2007
WATCHING Indie Lens Short Film Festival An eclectic mix of stories and storytelling with this batch of winning shorts. View. Vote. Download. 18 in ’08 Nonpartisan doc and movement targeting today’s 17- to 24-year-olds, many of whom will be voting in their first presidential election in 2008. Watch trailer. Frederick Wiseman Many of Wiseman’s documentaries […]
- For Filmmakers: What Does POV Look For in a Film?
One of the questions we’re asked most often here at POV is: “What do you look for in a POV film anyway?” Every year, more than 1,000 films compete for 12-15 slots on the POV broadcast schedule, so what’s a documentary filmmaker to do if she wants to fill one of those coveted slots? As […]