Wednesday, May 25, 2016

In Praise of Arizona Katie Lee

One way to get to a sense of Katie Lee, the dynamic personality at the center of an eight-minute documentary short premiering this weekend at the 2016 Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, is to consider how she has been described by journalist and naturalist Craig Childs.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Bible Verse and Some Casting Destiny

Florida indie drama 54:17, which premiered this weekend in Miami, arrives with several dynamic back-stories.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A River Diary and Anne Frank

It's a worthy documentary topic: the pollution of U.S. rivers and the recent efforts of the Save Maumee Grassroots Organization, a group that canoed from Fort Wayne to Toledo, Indiana to highlight the battle to keep the Maumee River clean. But how do you draw people in?

Friday, April 29, 2016

NFFTY Welcomes Back a Precocious Filmmaker

Scanning the list of filmmakers showcased in the May 1 screening event "Northwest Is Best," one name jumps out: Celia Jensen.

Monday, April 18, 2016

An Elvis-Worshipping Poet

New Zealand native David Cranstoun Welch, who now makes his home in New York, had a most colorful starting point for his documentary project The Book of Conrad.