Sunday, November 22, 2015

Santa Fe Filmmaker Skewers the Concept of Celebrity

After ten years, Mark Steven Shepherd is finally ready to unveil his documentary Red Carpet Burn.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Gulf War Veteran Tends to Kurds Ravaged by ISIS

It was already a remarkable story. But in light of the recent ISIS terrorism in Paris, Beirut and aboard a Russian airliner, the 2016 feature documentary The Longest Road is likely to attract a lot more attention.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Girlfriend's Google Doodle Compels Filmmaker to Complete Civil Rights Era Documentary

Earlier this year, Boston artist Ekua Holmes created the Google Doodle displayed on January 19th across the U.S. for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Like Ava Duvernay's recent film, the illustration was anchored to the famous march across Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Synagogue Doc Continues to Raise the Roof

When the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened in Warsaw in the fall of 2014, the documentary Raise the Roof was a key part of the inaugural ceremonies. Along with the film's central artifact.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Taking a Gander at a Forgotten Crossroads

In 2002, veteran reporter Jim DeFede published The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland. The book examined how residents of the small Canadian town welcomed with open arms some 6,700 airline passengers diverted to their airport by the events of 9/11.