Topic: Documentary Film

April 2, 2013

In which Alan Thicke and Werner Herzog, two of the great film artists of their generation, tackle the filmic possiblilities of skiing. Not in the same film, sadly.

September 19, 2012

Guillermo Rigondeaux is more than just the WBA super-bantamweight champion, although he's that, too. The Cuban defector is both one of the best fighters to come off the island in years, and a reflection of that star-crossed, Castro-afflicted islands contradictions and conflicts. In short, he's a great topic for a movie, which is why Brin-Jonathan Butler is making Split Decision.

June 29, 2012

"No No: A Dockumentary," is a documentary project about Dock Ellis. You know, probably, that Dock pitched a no-hitter while frying on LSD. But, as producer Chris Cortez explains in this interview, "No No" is dedicated to telling the rest of Dock's story. As usual, the forgotten, human-scale stuff around the legend is the best part.

June 27, 2012

Greg Lalas played soccer in the MLS, and has covered it as a reporter and editor for a variety of venues. In his role as founder of Kicking and Screening, a film festival dedicated to soccer films from around the world, Lalas is still finding new ways to see the beautiful game.

May 4, 2012

Adam Yauch grew up in public as an artist and a person. He also grew into a pretty good filmmaker, and leaves behind a legitimately fascinating basketball documentary—and basketball document—alongside all those classic Beasties records.

March 12, 2012

Dock Ellis, a very good Major League pitcher best remembered for very awesomely throwing a 1970 no-hitter while frying on acid, would have turned 67 today. As a gift, we present a great video about Dock's lysergic no-no, and news of a more ambitious Dock Ellis film project.

February 22, 2012

If I had €5 for every time someone tells me about a documentary about skateboarding in the former East Germany, I'd have enough for a slice of pizza and maybe a 16oz Gatorade, depending on whether I got any toppings.