Our second (and final) pre-Season 3 bonus episode is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher, as well as on our Episodes page. The topic is the upcoming AFI DOCS festival, which runs June 13-17 (i.e., next week) in Washington, DC. We review Charm City, The Cold Blue, For the Birds and United We Fan, and discuss the festival, in general.
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!
Episode 203 of The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) went live today. This latest features a discussion of Ceyda Torun’s Kedi and an interview with filmmakers Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz about Trophy, as well as a great opening conversation about cat videos, and a closing chatter that somehow got hijacked by James Bond. Go figure. Enjoy!
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!
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 Wisdom, On 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:
Yesterday, we posted another special bonus episode of my podcast on documentaries – The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) – this past week, on the documentaries of the upcoming SXSW festival. Earlier in the week, on Monday, Linda DeLibero and I joined Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” to discuss the Academy Awards of the night before. Here is the link to that episode. Enjoy!
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 Us, and an interview with co-director Leah Warshawski about her documentary Big Sonia, which tells the story of her Holocaust-surviving grandmother. Enjoy!
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 Strip, and 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!
I just started a new podcast with two other people, Summre Garber and Bart Weiss (read our biographies for more info), entitled The Fog of Truth, devoted to documentary films. Our first episode went live on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Today, our third episode went up on the site. In it, we look at the rise of drone usage in documentaries and have an in-depth discussion of Strad Style, a film about a charming rural eccentric who makes replicas of historical violins. We also have an interview with Luke Korem, director of Dealt. Our first season will contain a total of 6 episodes (one a week), after which we will take a break until March, 2018, when we will kick off season 2 with a live event recorded at the SXSW Festival, in Austin, TX. Stay tuned, and be sure to listen to the episodes as they drop (there are instructions on our site about how to subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher).