(By IFP) - A member of IFP/West's
Board of Directors, Arthur Dong sat down for an interview in his Silverlake office and
shared his thoughts about self-distribution, new media, and his next film. He will have
his first Los Angeles retrospective at Outfest on March 8-11 2000, celebrating an
acclaimed career that includes a Peabody award, three Sundance Film Festival awards, an
Oscar nomination, and five Emmy nominations. Margaret Lazarus
Co-Founder of Cambridge Documentary Films -Production Company (By newenglandfilm.com) - Filmmaker
Margaret Lazarus talks about her inspiration for Cambridge Documentary Films and her
motivation to make films about social justice.
Ellie Lee (By
newenglandfilm.com) - Discusses her animated documentary Repetion Comulsion.
Not familiar with the animated documentary, well be sure to read this interview.
(By newenglandfilm.com) - In
filming his doc about three Amerasian families who take the leap between worlds from
Vietnam to the United States, he spent six years and traveled to three countries.
Documentary filmmaking takes commitment.
Susan Walsh of the Center for Independent Documentary (By newenglandfilm.com)
Chiten (By newenglandfilm.com)
Arevalo (By newenglandfilms.com)
Bailey and Randy Barbato (By indieWIRE) - Directors of The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
Blaustein (By indieWIRE) - First time director. Directed Beyond the Mat.
A big-time New York screenwriter (Coming to America, Boomerang, The
Nutty Professor and the upcoming The Nutty II: The Klumps) on his love of
wrestling, and his making of a doc about wrestling.
Liem (By indieWIRE) - On directing a documentary that involves oneself, and searching
out one's own history and family.
Kempner (By indieWIRE) - Thirteen year project. Done without a narrator.
The film The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg follows the life of one of the
first Jewish major league baseball players.
Apted (By indieWIRE) - Go Up, Up, Up, with this legendary documentary film director.
Smith and Sarah Price (By indieWIRE) - Interesting interview with the directors of
American Movie, the 1999 Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize. A great film that
you should definately make an effort to see. An interview
with the subject of the film is also available, and provides insight into being the
subject of a documentary.
Workman (By indieWIRE) - Industry veteran. Director of The Source, an exhaustive
documentary compendium of the Beat Generation.
Burstein and Brett Morgen (By indieWIRE) - On the Ropes. Interview
addresses questions of conflict in the filmmaking process when multiple people are
involved, Sundance, and distribution.
Paget (By indieWIRE) - Amerikan Passport. Traveling the
world, filming in war zones, editing down, and credit card finance.
Loktev (By indieWIRE) - Personal documentary on father's life after a debilitating car
accident. Example of the impact of Sundance awards.
Spadola and Thom Powers (By indieWIRE) - Private Dicks. Working for HBO
(positive). Dealing with a taboo subject (penises). Production techniques.
R. Bindler (By indieWIRE) - Be the last person with your hand on the car and you win
it. This is the premise of the documentary, Hands on the Hardbody.
You never know where you will find a interesting documentary subject.