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Respecting the Future in the Life and Cinematic Work of Jean Rouch

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.18.2014 | Arts
Paul Stoller

Known in Europe and Africa for his highly creative work in documentary film, Rouch's work helped to spark The New Wave of French filmmaking, inspiring filmmakers like Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

What the Zapruder Film Has to Teach Us About Food and Finance

Woody Tasch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Woody Tasch

Watching, once again, the chilling frames of the Zapruder film, I realize that ever since those fateful moments I've been on a long, slow journey away from what I don't believe and towards something -- anything -- in which I can deeply and wholeheartedly believe.

The Square: Cinema Verité and Egypt's Revolution

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Corinna Clendenen

Where would the Arab spring be without Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? Phones with digital video? The Square, an edge-of-your-seat documentary on Egypt's uprisings, is testament in style and substance to the game-changing role technology has come to play in revolutions.

Mike Hogan

Indie Film Producers Battle Small Budgets With Big Dreams

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment

It is February. It is the Academy Awards (your first time at the Academy Awards). Christopher Plummer is favored to win an Oscar for a ripe performanc...

Before They Were Golden Globes Nominees: See Early TV Appearances

Posted 03.16.2012 | TV

Before Bryan Cranston was cooking up meth as Walt White, before Zooey Deschanel played Jess, the most enthusiastic girl in horn-rimmed glasses, before...

HuffPost Review: El Bulli - Cooking in Progress

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.24.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The cinema-verite approach to documentary making has its pitfalls -- particularly if the subject is as close-mouthed as Ferran Adria, the focus of Gereon Wetzel's El Bulli - Cooking in Progress.

Tribeca Film Festival Exclusive Interview: Thomas Dekker Rises to the Angel's Crest with Cinema Vérité

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.04.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Thomas Dekker is almost offensively photogenic. But what makes Dekker fascinating is his complete transformative power as an actor.

"Screw the Tripod!" Remebering Ricky Leacock (1921 - 2011)

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.26.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

It's rare to work in an established art form where you can work with and be influenced by those who invented the genre. Not so for documentary filmm...

A "Bad Batch" of Pot Brownies in LA, Online

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

In movies, marijuana is depicted either a hilarious holy grail or a gateway to harder, darker substances.

Meg Whitman's New! Improved! Post-Journalism! Politics

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Something new and more than a little bizarre is busy being born in California, where billionaire Meg Whitman has been spending feverishly for months on an advertising blitz.

What Do Bob Dylan, Bill Clinton, and French Cream Puffs Have in Common?

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

Legendary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus were at Flashpoint Academy this week for a screening of a new film they're making about the coveted "Meilleurs Ouvriers de France."