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“The Climb Was Always The Main Character” Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi On Academy Award Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’

“The Climb Was Always The Main Character” Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi On Academy Award Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’

Documentary films have traditionally been confined to the realms of the classroom or nerd TV. Sometimes both. They have been designed to inform and educate, rather than entertain. Free Solo has transcended this barrier and brought documentaries into the mainstream. Free Solo brought spectacle to our screens, not through CGI, but through the majesty of […]

 Jeff York

The Seven Reasons Why We’re in the Golden Age of Documentaries

The Seven Reasons Why We’re in the Golden Age of Documentaries

When the Best Documentary Feature category at the 2019 Oscars is so chock full of worthy competitors that the heralded likes of Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Three Identical Strangers, Dark Money, and The Shirkers weren’t even nominated, you know documentaries have reached a golden age. Just look at the weekly releases on Netflix, HBO, […]

 Jim

Deborah Oppenheimer & Mark Jonathan Harris Explore Trauma & Resilience of Foster Children in Their Documentary Film “Foster”

Deborah Oppenheimer & Mark Jonathan Harris Explore Trauma & Resilience of Foster Children in Their Documentary Film “Foster”

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” ― Nelson Mandela The Los Angeles County Department Of Children & Family Services manages the largest foster care system in the country. The sheer numbers of children in the foster care system combined with the audience’s […]

 Brock Swinson

Kunhardt Films Documentarians Talk about Making The John McCain Film For Whom The Bell Tolls

Kunhardt Films Documentarians Talk about Making The John McCain Film For Whom The Bell Tolls

“I haven’t always done the right thing,” said the subject of John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls. “But you will never talk to anyone that is as fortunate as John McCain.” The Senator, who has lost two Presidential elections, survived as a Vietnam POW for five years, and received a brain tumor diagnosis, is […]