DOC NYC Festival Highlights: ‘Crazy, Not Insane,’ ‘The Dissident,’ ‘Belushi’ and ‘Zappa’

By Gregory Crofton DOC NYC This year the largest documentary film festival in the country is available to everyone with access to a computer. The Covid-19 global pandemic forced DOC NYC, typically screened in New York City theaters, to go…

Film Director Wim Wenders on Pope Francis

Buena Vista Social Club, Pina Bausch and Sebastiao Selgado are among Wim Wenders past documentary subjects. Now he profiles the head of the Catholic Church in “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” released in theaters by Focus Features. Wenders…

Bring Your Own Doc: ‘DANNY SAYS’ Director Interviewed about His Film on Rock Legend Danny Fields

Danny Fields documentary DANNY SAYS explores the unbelievable life of a rock shadow figure from the 1960s, to punk and beyond. From his time working with The Beatles, The Doors, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, to Lou Reed, the Ramones,…

‘TICKLED’: Interview with Competitive Tickling Documentary with Director David Farrier

TICKLED, a documentary about the bizarre and threatening world of competitive tickling, is explored with director David Farrier. We examine the pushback the doc has received from the competitive tickling community, the lighter world of tickling fetishes and the doc’s…

‘WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?’ Interview with Director Liz Garbus

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?, the Netflix documentary on Nina Simone that explores the creativity of the volatile and gifted artist, is shared by director Liz Garbus. Featuring clips from the film, and exploring the role of racism, politics, and mental…

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