What better time to focus on docs about strong dissenting women effecting positive change in the world? Feels like now is good, so in this Fog of Truth episode we review Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. and Chris interviews the director of ¡Las Sandanistas! As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.
We released Episode 403 of our podcast today. Recreations, hybridity and truth are the topics this week as we discuss what classifies a documentary while fictionalization in documentaries becomes more commonplace. Through this lens we review 306 Hollywood and interview Irene Lusztig of Yours in Sisterhood, whom we met at AFI DOCS 2018. As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. In addition, check out our “video extras” page for the video version of our interview with Irene Lusztig.
Here are 5 interviews, so far, from my Hammer to Nail 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) coverage:
- Capernaum (Nadine Labaki)
- Emu Runner (Imogen Thomas)
- Heartbound (Janus Metz and Sine Plambech)
- Screwball (Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman)
- That Time of Year (Sofie Gråbøl and Paprika Steen)
We released Episode 402 of our podcast today. What are the ethical standards of a filmmaker portraying subcultures to which they do not belong? How does it shift if they are a member? How does the relationship between the filmmaker, subject and intended audience play out? This week we discuss all of this and sprinkle in alien stuff too, for fun, with a review of Calling All Earthlings and an interview with Laura Wexler, one of the writers behind the VR movie Dinner Party. You can find the episode in the usual spots: on our “episodes” page, on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.
Today (here is the link) we launched Season 4 of our podcast with a review of Michael Moore’s latest inspirational polemic, Fahrenheit 11/9, and follow that up with a group interview with Thom Powers, Documentary Programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where Moore’s film just recently had its world premiere. You can find the episode in the usual spots: on our “Episodes” page, on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.
It is a special treat to have Powers on our podcast, as he is a podcaster, himself, with not one, but two to his name: WNYC’s Documentary of the Week and Pure Nonfiction. In addition to his work for TIFF, he is also Artistic Director of America’s largest documentary festival, DOC NYC, among other gigs. Enjoy!
Welcome to the first episode of the 2018-2019 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was Jeffrey Lyles, of Lyles Movie Files. We discussed our favorite films of the 2018 summer season and reviewed two recent releases: The Happytime Murders and Bel Canto (in that order). Like what you see? Be sure to check out last year’s season (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4 and Episode 5). We’ll be back in November; see you then!
In Howard County, Maryland, you can watch the show on Channel 41 (if you’re a Verizon customer) or Channel 96 (if you’re a Comcast customer), and you can watch it online from anywhere. The fantastic Dragon Digital Media team did their usual superlative job putting this together, especially producer Karen Vadnais and director Danielle Maloney, as well as floor manager Anthony Hoos. Have fun this summer at the movies! Here’s hoping there are at least a few great films!