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

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

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2 New Podcasts: @fogoftruth on “Life Underground” + @RoughlySpeaking on “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

This past Wednesday, we posted a special bonus episode of my documentary-themed podcast The Fog of Truth – available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher – on the fascinating interactive web documentary Life Undergound. Just today (Friday), Linda DeLibero and I joined Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” to discuss Solo: A Star Wars Story and the legacy of its franchise. Here is the link to that episode. Enjoy!

Just Out Today: “Fog of Truth” Episode 204, on “The Force” and “Do Not Resist”

We posted Episode 204 of The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) this morning. It features a review of The Force, from director Peter Nicks, and an interview with Craig Atkinson, director of Do Not Resist, as well as a great opening conversation about New York Times Op-Docs and a closing chatter that focuses, for a bit, on Errols Morris’ 6-part  Wormwood and the use of dramatic reenactments in documentaries.. Enjoy!

Another “Fog of Truth” Episode (#202), on “In Pursuit of Silence” and “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Episode 202 of The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) went live today. This latest features a discussion of Patrick Shen’s In Pursuit of Silence and an interview with filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, as well as a robust discussion of environmental documentaries, in general. Enjoy!

SXSW2018 Coverage @filmfesttoday and @fogoftruth

In addition to my ongoing 2018 SXSW coverage at Hammer to Nail, I also ran two items this past week about the festival on my podcast and at Film Festival Today. In the case of the former, Episode 201 – the first of our second season – featured 4 interviews with people from the following films: A Little WisdomOn Her Shoulders, Science Fair and The World Before Your Feet. In the case of the latter, I wrote a series of capsule reviews on my favorite films, art installations and VR experiences. Here are links to both pieces:

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Another “Fog of Truth” Episode (#6), on “One of Us” and “Big Sonia”

We posted another episode (#6) of my podcast on documentaries  – The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) – today. This latest features a discussion of the Netflix documentary One of Usand an interview with co-director Leah Warshawski about her documentary Big Sonia, which tells the story of her Holocaust-surviving grandmother. Enjoy!

Another “Fog of Truth” Episode (#5), on “Long Strange Trip” and “Dare to Be Different”

We posted another episode (#5) of my podcast on documentaries  – The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) – today. This latest features a discussion of the six-part Grateful Dead documentary series Long Strange Stripand an interview with director Ellen Goldfarb about her documentary Dare to Be Different, which tells the story of WLIR, an influential radio station on Long Island. Enjoy!