Posts filed under "Interviews"

Hot Docs 2013: Interview with Ruth Leitman, Co-director of Wildwood, NJ

Posted by Brandy Dean May 4, 2013 0 Comment 8720 views

In the mid-nineties, Ruth Leitman and Carol Weaks Cassidy trod the weathered boardwalks of venerated Jersey Shore summer locale of Wildwood, NJ taking the time to listening to what those denizens of “down the Shore” had to say about life, love, sex and New Jersey. The result is the collage documentary Wildwood, NJ, originally released […]

Hot Docs 2013: Interview with Chimeras Director Mika Mattila

Posted by Brandy Dean April 30, 2013 0 Comment 7098 views

I have a secret theory about documentary filmmaking: it is the most personal kind of filmmaking. Even when a doc isn’t a first person film, the filmmaker is often drawn to a story that illuminates some part of their own life or own concerns. And so it seems to be for Mika Mattila, director of […]

Hot Docs 2013: Interview with Massey Whiteknife from Oil Sands Karaoke

Posted by Brandy Dean April 30, 2013 0 Comment 8421 views

As watchers and critics of films, we focus almost solely on the filmmaker. But in the case of documentaries, there are real people behind the stories. I often wonder why a subject submits to the camera. Why tell such tough and personal stories? For once, I had the chance to sit down with a subject, in this […]

Hot Docs 2013: Interview Charles Wilkinson, Director of Oil Sands Karaoke

Posted by Brandy Dean April 30, 2013 0 Comment 7121 views

One of the most powerful aspects of documentary filmmaking is the ability to bring a depth of opinion and examination to a topic. Often, some of the most pressing contemporary concerns become rendered as black or white, this or that in our fast paced public forums. But docs are a refuge for the rational look at complex […]

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