@fogoftruth Episode 501: Slamdance/Sundance 2019 Interviews

Chris and Summre interview four filmmakers from snowy Park City in this special Sundance & Slamdance on-location episode, out today. To see the video that accompanies each of these interviews, please visit our “video extras” page. To hear our reviews of these four films, please check out our previous bonus episode, released on January 23. As always, you can find the audio of the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

Filmmakers Interviewed:

@fogoftruth Bonus Episode: Slamdance/Sundance 2019 Preview

Happy New Year! Our second post-Season 4 bonus episode, out today, features reviews of the four Park City films we will cover, with filmmaker interviews (to be conducted by Summre and Chris), in Episode 501 (to drop 2/6/19), along with a discussion of how psyched we are to go to the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals. As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

Sundance Films Reviewed:

Slamdance Films Reviewed:

@fogoftruth Bonus Episode: Our Respective Top 10 Documentaries of 2018

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where everyone loves to assemble top-ten lists of all sorts. In this bonus episode, we each discuss our top ten documentaries of this year and the general trends we are seeing in 2018 doc films. Please note that ANY documentary that we profiled on our podcast is worth watching, even if it didn’t make the Top 10! As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

Our next bonus episode will air sometime in January, with reviews of films playing at the 2019 Sundance and Slamdance film festivals. A few weeks after that, we will launch our fifth season, with interviews conducted in Park City, UT, at those two film festivals, featuring the directors whose films we will have reviewed in the January bonus episode. Stay tuned!

Here are our lists:

Bart’s Top 10 List (in alphabetical order):

Chris’ Top 10 List (in alphabetical order):

Summre’s Top 10 List (in alphabetical order):

Episode 405 of @fogoftruth Is Now Up, with Review of MR. FISH and Interview with Melissa Haizlip of MR. SOUL!

This week on The Fog of Truth, we discuss our own personal work and creative ventures and look at two doc portraits of activists doing what they love for careers in the arts: Mr Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End and Mr. Soul! As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

Episode 404 of @fogoftruth Is Now Up, with Review of MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. and Interview with Jenny Murray of ¡LAS SANDANISTAS!

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 iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

Episode 403 of @fogoftruth, with 306 HOLLYWOOD Review + Interview with YOURS IN SISTERHOOD’s Irene Lusztig, Is Up!

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 iTunesSoundCloud 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.

Episode 402 of @fogoftruth, with CALLING ALL EARTHLINGS Review + Interview with DINNER PARTY’s Laura Wexler, Is Up!

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 iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

New Bonus Episode of @fogoftruth: Documentaries from THE GUARDIAN

We are back (here is the link), with our second pre-Season 4 bonus episode. That season will launch on September 26, so get ready, as the fog is rolling back in. Here, we take a look at the documentary content The Guardian produces and chat with Charlie Phillips about being Head of Documentaries there and overseeing the commission and production of almost 25 short films a year. As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

Enjoy!

@RoughlySpeaking on My Top 10 Films (or at Least 10 of My Favs)

Today, Dan Rodricks of The Baltimore Sun released an episode of his “Roughly Speaking” podcast in which I list, with great difficulty, 10 of my top films. I omitted foreign films (so we could have good English-language clips), pre-1940 films (or the list would go on and on), documentaries (ditto) and films only released within the last 10 years (too soon).  Here is the link to that episode. Enjoy!

My list:

  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • The Piano (1993)
  • Nine Lives (2005)