| Feb 20, 2009
The documentary category is where Hollywood wears its conscience on its sleeve, and this Oscar season's nominees have the politically engaged members of the industry buzzing more than usual over the range and variety of topics.
Partly, that's because the...
| Aug 22, 2008
WHO NEEDS bread and circuses when you've got networking and rock 'n' roll?
For every Democratic delegate who is bound for the convention in Denver, desperate to influence the platform committee, there are plenty more looking for the best entertainment...
| Dec 17, 2008
While many of this year's feature documentary Oscar contenders focus on an inattentive (or worse) government, some are notable for their intimate portrayals of an individual. Kimberley Roberts, whose home-video footage of Hurricane Katrina forms the heart...
| Oct 17, 2008
The thing that separates Trouble the Water from the many other documentary films to come out of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath are its "stars." Filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin stumbled into a gold mine when they found Ninth Ward residents...
| Jan 20, 2008
SUNDANCE has always had a real "come-as-you-are" attitude, but its unlikely anyone has ever shown up as pregnant as Kim Roberts. "Nine months and two weeks and I still made it," she says with pride. She took the journey from New Orleans with her doctor'...
| Jan 26, 2008
At the Sundance Film Festival, 2008 became a banner year for large bodies of water as "Frozen River" took the grand jury prize for drama and "Trouble the Water" walked off with the top documentary award at the fest's closing night ceremonies Saturday at...