by Andrew Lapin
Grim real-world events cast a shadow on this year’s AFI Docs, a festival of new documentaries that, at its best, doubles as a mirror of what’s going on in the world.
The brainchild of Geena Davis, made possible by a lot of corporate money, the first installment in the Arkansas-based festival directed the spotlight toward projects headed by those often confined to the margins.
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival featured the usual mix of international premières, heartfelt indies from first-time directors, and studio releases getting first airings. Here are a few of the best TFF-screened films, including a handful coming to theaters, and more that deserve to make it to American screens.
The annual Missouri-based festival highlighting documentary films captured a form in the process of changing with the times.
New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival often premières upcoming studio releases, alongside international imports and indies looking for distributors. Here are a few of the best TFF-screened films coming to theaters—and a few of the best with some hope of hitting screens, or little to none.
As the South By Southwest film festival grows bigger and more daunting as a section within an even larger and more influential festival, it’s only fitting that this year’s features and documentaries focused on humans struggling against larger forces.
An annual festival dedicated to documentary filmmaking, loosely defined, captures a thriving, evolving cinematic form.