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.

Episode 306 of @fogoftruth: “The Last Laugh” and “209 rue Saint-Maur, Paris 10ème – The Neighbors”

Our sixth (and final) episode of Season 3 (#306) is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher (and anywhere podcasts are found), as well as on our episodes page. This week, we look at Holocaust documentaries as we review The Last Laugh, and Bart interviews Ruth Zylberman of 209 rue Saint-Maur, Paris 10ème – The Neighbors. As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

This episode concludes our third season. That makes 18 episodes so far: 3 seasons x 6 episodes each + 4 bonus episodes. Stay tuned for a few more bonus episodes, starting towards the end of August/beginning of September, with Season 4 to follow soon thereafter. Until then …

Episode 305 of @fogoftruth: “The King” and “Cuba and the Cameraman”

Our fifth episode of Season 3 (#305) is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher (and anywhere podcasts are found), as well as on our episodes page. This week, we cover documentary films that at first appear to be about a bunch of wildly different ideas but then manage to tie it all together under coherent and satisfying themes. We have a review of The King, followed by an interview between Bart and the director of Cuba and the Cameraman.  Enjoy!

Episode 304 of @fogoftruth: “Coming to My Senses” and “Chi-Town”

Our fourth episode of Season 3 (#304) is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher (and anywhere podcasts are found), as well as on our episodes page. In it, we review review Coming to My Senses, a film about how motocross athlete Aaron Baker struggles to overcome a severe spinal-cord injury, and  interview the director and subject of Chi-Town, a movie about basketball star Keifer Sykes. Enjoy!

Episode 303 of @fogoftruth: “Filmworker” and “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”

Our third episode of Season 3 (#303) is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher (and anywhere podcasts are found), as well as on our episodes page. In it, we review Filmworker, a fascinating portrait of director Stanley Kubrick’s long-suffering (and very loyal) helpmate Leon Vitali, and interview Sam Pollard, director of the equally interesting Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me. Enjoy!

AFI DOCS 2018 Coverage @filmfesttoday, @fogoftruth and @hammertonail

The 2018 AFI DOCS festival ran June 13-17, and here is my coverage, so far:

Enjoy!