Documentary

Interview By David D'Arcy

"If you're at a loss for what to make of the official US rhetoric on our momentum toward victory in Iraq, see the documentaries of Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein. They made Gunner Palace, one of the best docs on the war in Iraq from the point of view of US soldiers two years ago..." Tucker and Epperlein's new doc; The Prisoner, Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair opened at last years Toronto International film festival and will be screening this Saturday at SXSW. David D'Arcy spoke with Michael Tucker about the films, and how the stories came together...

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By Hannah Eaves
January 19, 2007 - 9:46 AM PST

"From China to a jeans outlet near you, China Blue's greatest contribution is not to film culture but to human-rights activism, exposing myths and truths about our cruel global market," writes Ed Gonzalez at Slant. Hannah Eaves talks with Bay Area documentarian Micha X. Peled about his "illegal project."

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By Hannah Eaves
December 1, 2006 - 1:27 PM PST

"Beyond the Call, a portrait of the men behind Knightsbridge International, is easily one of the best documentaries of the year." Hannah Eaves, not one to make such endorsements lightly, talks with Adrian Belic about his followup to the Oscar-nominated Genghis Blues.

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By Tiffany Harker
November 28, 2006 - 12:53 AM PST

The name Alex Grey might not ring a bell, but you've likely seen his work on the covers of albums by the likes of David Byrne, the Beastie Boys and Nirvana. He's also the artist behind the mind-blowing Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York. Tiffany Harker talks with Nick Krasnic about capturing the spirit of the work in CoSM.

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By Hannah Eaves
November 20, 2006 - 2:35 PM PST

"When Turk Pipkin had to start answering his two daughters' growing questions about the greater world, he began to realize that he just didn't have answers to arrows like, 'Why are millions of people in the world starving?'" Hannah Eaves asks him about taking such essential questions to Nobel laureates and recording their surprising answers and speculations in Nobelity.

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By Jonathan Marlow
November 13, 2006 - 12:04 PM PST

New York Times film critic A.O. Scott has called 49 Up and Michael Apted's Up series as a whole "one of the most remarkable experiments in the history of cinema." To which Jonathan Marlow, introducing his career-spanning talk with the director, adds that the DVD format is "ideally suited for such a collection."

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By Kristian St. Clair
October 30, 2006 - 1:49 AM PST

This is Gary McFarland "is easily one of the best music documentaries of the year," wrote Jonathan Marlow in the Daily this summer. Before he died mysteriously in 1971, musician, composer and arranger Gary McFarland collaborated with the likes of Gerry Mulligan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, Cal Tjader - and Wendy & Bonnie. Filmmaker Kristian St. Clair talks with Wendy Flower about her memories of "the jazz legend who should have been a pop star."

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By Philo Northup
October 20, 2006 - 2:08 AM PDT

"The career of Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth is a perfect fit for pop-culture documentarian [Ron] Mann, whose previous work includes titles such as Comic Book Confidential, Grass, and Go Further," writes the Austin Chronicle's Marjorie Baumgarten. Another great fit: ArtCar Fest co-founder Philo Northup and Mann for a speedy exchange on Tales of the Rat Fink.

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