Through archival footage and voiceover interviews, a quartet of 2015 music docs are reevaluating the way viewers understand their respective artists and engage with their celebrated music. n what is shaping up to be a welcoming trend in the biopic documentary genre, "Amy" joins three other music documentaries this year which take a similarly engaging approach to understanding its flawed icons. Completed by Alex Gibney's "Sinatra," Brett Morgen's "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" and Liz Garbus' "What Happened, Miss Simone?," this quartet of music documentaries is forcing viewers to reevaluate the way they understand their respective artists and engage with their celebrated music. Read more
If you haven't heard of Seed & Spark CrowdFunding, it's about time you have taken notice to their community approach to crowdfunding. Check out and support this worthy project: A homeless kid from South Africa attracts international attention with his effortless style on a board and is invited to travel to the US to skate with the pros. The film explores what it really takes to rise up out of circumstances and make a place for himself in the world.
Director Mahdi Fleifel’s “A World Not Ours” and David L. Lewis’ “The Pleasures of Being Out of Step” have been awarded the DOC NYC grand jury prize in the festival’s Metropolis Competition.
Jehane Noujaim’s Egyptian Revolution doc “The Square” led the winners of the International Documentary Association's annual awards, which were announced last night at a ceremony at the Directors Guild of America theater in Los Angeles.
The untold story of BitCoin and the Silk Road; The definitive, behind-the-scenes account of the rise of the Deep Web; one of the most riveting and important stories of the decade. We are looking forward to Alex Winter's exploration of this secret world.