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FAQ with Stacy Peralta

Posted Oct 19, 2011, by Stacy Peralta

FAQ: Stacy Peralta

Stacy Peralta is an Alumni Advisory Board Member and the director of three Sundance Film Festival documentary selections (…

Tinkering with Traditional Distribution

Posted Feb 7, 2011, by Claiborne Smith

Tinkering with Traditional Distribution

There was a reason the film industry buzz humming through Park City seemed particularly insistent during this year’s Festival.…

Q&A: Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times

Posted Jan 27, 2011, by Eric Hynes

Q&A: Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times

In documentaries as in life, there are few things as fascinating as a world in flux. For Page One: A Year Inside the New York…

Cinema of Outsiders

Posted Jan 27, 2011, by Mike Plante

Cinema of Outsiders

What makes a film independent? Its financing? The edginess of the director’s vision? However you define indie film, the notion…

The Searchers

Posted Jan 26, 2011, by Eric Hynes

The Searchers

From the way Hollywood deals with matters of faith, you’d think it was a closed case.  Either belief is passively assumed, an…

Re-Defining Short Docs

Posted Jan 26, 2011, by Landon Zakheim

Re-Defining Short Docs

Last year’s Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Short Film went to Drunk History: Douglass  and Lincoln, the latest chapter in an online…

Q&A: These Amazing Shadows

Posted Jan 25, 2011, by Keith Harten

Q&A: These Amazing Shadows

Motion pictures are significant cultural, historical, and aesthetic artifacts, yet “50% of all films before 1950 no longer…

Opinion: Billy Luther

Posted Jan 24, 2011, by Holly Willis

Opinion: Billy Luther

Filmmaker Billy Luther studied filmmaking at Hampshire College, where he developed an affinity for documentary, but he says…

Q&A: Miss Representation

Posted Jan 24, 2011, by Amelia Nielson-Stowell

Q&A: Miss Representation

Jennifer Siebel Newsom's empowering documentary Miss Representation explores the underrepresentation of women in media,…

Q&A: The Last Mountain

Posted Jan 23, 2011, by Claiborne Smith

Q&A: The Last Mountain

Bill Haney's sobering, engrossing documentary The Last Mountain details a practice that has only recently garnered coverage in…

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