Tag: documentaries

Friday One Sheet: 93QUEEN and THE RUSSIAN JOB

Hot Docs is currently happening in Toronto, and while researching what to see, and what to include in our previous Curtain Raiser post, I came across a few well designed posters for films at the fest. One publicist was kind...

Hot Docs 2018 Curtain Raiser: From M.I.A. To MeToo

North America's largest documentary film festival, Hot Docs, kicks off tomorrow with its 25th edition. And while the festival has always specialized in content focused on the margins of society and telling their stories, we are in the age of...

SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Sports Documentaries Score Big

A few years back, SXSW made a big push into the sports world with their SXSports "track." That included a series of speakers from the sports world and a whole bunch of sports film programming. SXSports faded away in the...

Sundance 2018 Dispatch: Strong Docus Take Center Stage

Like most years, the 2018 edition of the Sundance Film Festival has had a fantastic crop of new documentary films. With nearly 50 docs unspooling throughout the categories, many of these will undoubtedly be the talked about nonfiction films of...

DOC NYC 2017: Six Must-See Selections

DOC NYC, the largest documentary featival in the US, returns for its 8th edition, running from November 9-16, and screening at IFC Center, SVA Theatre, and Cinepolis Chelsea. This year's slate includes well over 100 features, and includes new works...

SXSW 2017: Exclusive Teaser for Chinese Parachute Student Docu MAINELAND

SXSW is kicking off Friday and the lineup is looking pretty solid, especially for the docs. One documentary that caught our eye is Miao Wang's Maineland. It just so happens we have the exclusive teaser trailer to share with you...

SXSW 2017 Preview: The Documentaries

Our SXSW preview series continues, following-up on yesterday's look at the Headliners, Midnight, and Visions sections with today's tour of the documentaries of the fest. It's a great crop of films spread out across a number of sections. We couldn't...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Theatrically Released Documentary Ever?

Theatrically released documentaries are a strange sub-class of film. Sometimes they can get away with not having a narrative or (other) technical merits, when the subject is interesting enough to just point a camera at. Sometimes, they take a mundane...

Sundance 2017 Preview: Documentaries

Our Sundance Film Festival preview series continues. Yesterday we talked about the US Dramatic, World Dramatic, and Next section. Today we'll go on a quick tour of the documentaries playing in the US Docu and World Docu competitions, as well...

Sundance 2017: World Premiere Trailer and Poster for TOKYO IDOLS

We're not one hundred percent sure if you've heard, but there are some pretty weird subcultures in Japan. Undoubtedly one of the weirdest is the phenomenon of "idols" awesomely described on Wikipedia as "young manufactured stars/starlets marketed to be admired...

Tribeca 2016 Preview: Documentaries

The Tribeca Film Fest has really carved a place out in the US festival landscape as one of the main homes for documentaries. This year's selection looks to be another strong program. Here are a few of the many docus...

Hot Docs 2016: Twitch Cherry-Picks Titles From Full Festival Lineup

North America's largest documentary film festival just announced its full line-up and schedule. Hot Docs returns to Toronto in its 23rd year, and as per usual, it features a massive number of titles for lovers of non-fiction cinema: 232 features...

Sundance 2016 Preview: A Documentary Tour

It's time once again for the Sundance Film Festival which starts Thursday in Park City. Yesterday we brought you a look at the the US Narrative, World Narrative, and NEXT competitions. Today we turn to the documentaries on offer at...

Opening This Week: Watch Trailers For Docos AVENIDA LARCO And DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE

Here in Peru, documentaries are rare in our theatres; Peruvian docos, even more so. The fact that two of them are getting released this week is quite an event. Read more about them -- and watch the trailers -- below....

Cannes 2015 Review: AMY Beautifully Celebrates A Wonderful And Tragic Life

Every so often a film will come along that redefines an entire genre of cinema. A film that excels so completely the result is any similar film gets compared to it for years to come. In 2010, Asif Kapadia did...

Sundance 2015 Preview: 14 Documentary Picks

Sundance starts this Thursday and the TwitchFilm team is here to bring you a look at a few of the festival's documentaries on offer in the US and World Documentary competitions and the Documentary Premieres section. Check back tomorrow for...

Interview: James Moll Talks FARMLAND

I think it's safe to say that the average person doesn't spend an exorbitant amount of time considering the source of their food supply. Speaking personally, I can't even say my own knowledge of the farming industry extends beyond my...

SXSW 2014 Exclusive: First Look at Nature Docu YAKONA

We mentioned it in our 22 Can't Miss SXSW Titles yesterday, and now we have an exclusive first look clip for you of the SXSW Visions-premiering nature docu Yakona. Directed by Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins, Yakona looks like it...

Documentary Fortnight 2014 Review: CAMPAIGN 2, A Revealing Examination of the Absurdities of Japanese Politics

As the title indicates, Kazuhiro Soda's latest film Campaign 2, the fifth of his self-described "observational documentaries," is a follow-up to his 2007 film Campaign, which followed Kazuhiko "Yama-san" Yamauchi's 2005 run for a city council seat in Kawasaki City,...

Sundance 2014 Review: RICH HILL Is A Striking Look At Poverty In America

When writing/directing team Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos focus their lens on three kids growing up in the ramshackle Missouri town of Rich Hill, it's not a pretty picture that is captured. Once a thriving mining village, now...