@fogoftruth Episode 503: 2019 Oscar-Nominated Documentaries and THE SILENCE OF OTHERS

This week we talk Oscars with a brief discussion of the documentary-feature nominees and a more intensive review of each nominated short, as well as kvetch generally about the complicated relationship between documentary films and Oscar, and also interview Robert Bahar, co-director of The Silence of Others.

Oscar Shorts Reviewed:

To see the video that accompanies our interview with Bing Liu – from the 2018 AFI DOCS festival – go to our “video extras” page. 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!

@fogoftruth Episode 502: UNITED SKATES and MINDING THE GAP

Youth culture (and specifically docs dealing with subjects “on wheels”) is the topic this week as we look at United Skates, about roller skating in African-American communities across the U.S., and Minding the Gap, about three skateboarding friends growing up in the rust belt.

Note: This interview with Bing Liu – and the accompanying podcast – was recorded before the Oscar nominations were announced, hence we did not mention MINDING THE GAP being nominated in the 2019 Best Documentary category. But, we are very excited about that development since recording.

To see the video that accompanies our interview with Bing Liu – from the 2018 AFI DOCS festival – go to our “video extras” page. 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!

@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:

Episode 406 of @fogoftruth Is Now Up, with Review of 78/52: HITCHCOCK’S SHOWER SCENE and Interview with Kimberly Reed of DARK MONEY

In a special Halloween-themed episode of The Fog of Truth, things get spooky as we talk about the myriad of horror documentaries available online, review 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene, and Chris interviews Kimberly Reed of Dark Money. As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

This episode concludes our fourth season. We’ll be taking a longer break than usual between this and Season 5, which will begin just after the start of the Sundance and Slamdance festivals, at the end of January. Stay tuned for our first of two bonus episodes, however, sometime in December. Until then, you can get even foggier by going back and listening to our previous episodes. Enjoy!

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.

Season 4 of @fogoftruth Launches, with FAHRENHEIT 11/9 Review + Interview with PURE NONFICTION’s Thom Powers!

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 iTunesSoundCloud 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!

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!