Five Questions for Directors Bryan Carberry & Clay Tweel of Finders Keepers

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An eccentric Southern tale that feels like a Harry Crews-scripted edition of Storage Wars, Finders Keepers tells the story of two men battling — in courts of law and public opinion — over the ownership of a severed foot. The…  Read more


Five Questions for Welcome to Leith Directors Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker

Welcome to Leith (Photo: Gregory Bruce)Welcome to Leith (Photo: Gregory Bruce)

Documentary has a rich history of films by filmmakers who must honestly engage subjects with odious views. Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher Walker stumbled across one such fellow in Craig Cobb, a white supremacist with a devious and possibly…  Read more


Five Questions for Rick Alverson of Sundance NEXT Premiere, Entertainment

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Let’s all be inspired by Rick Alverson and agree to ban the very concept of “sympathetic character” from our movie-viewing brain. We’re all fixated on this idea, that we have to “like” characters and “connect” to them. Instead, let’s just…  Read more


“Reality is Not, I Believe, a Fixed Entity…”: Michael Madsen on Alien Encounter Doc, The Visit

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As a conceptual artist Michael Madsen doesn’t so much create nonfiction films as craft mind-blowing experiences, introducing even the most jaded of us docu-philes to people and places we’d no idea even existed. (Prior to IDFA 2010 I, for one,…  Read more