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The Fog of Truth: Close-Up on Documentaries

Jan 31, 2018

This week we have slightly divergent feelings about the time commitment required to watch a six-part series on the Grateful Dead. Plus, Bart interviews Ellen Goldfarb of DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

Group Review Documentary:

LONG STRANGE TRIP (2017) / (Director: Amir Bar-Lev / Producers: Alex Blavatnik, Ken Dornstein, Eric...

Jan 24, 2018


This week we talk about systemic racism, the rodent problem in Chris’s hometown of Baltimore and RAT FILM. We also have an interview with Erik Ljung, the director of BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP.

Group Review Documentary:

RAT FILM (2016) / (Director: Theo Anthony / Producers: Sebastian Pardo, Riel Roch Decter)


Jan 17, 2018

In this episode we look at the rise of drone usage in documentaries and have an in-depth discussion of Strad Style, a film about a charming rural eccentric who makes replicas of historical violins. And, we have an interview with Luke Korem, director of Dealt.

Group Review Documentary:

STRAD STYLE (2017) /...

Jan 10, 2018

This week we explore documentaries where the filmmaker is an integral part of the story, review Unrest (a personal film by Jennifer Brea who filmed her own onset and struggle with M.E.), and have an interview with the director of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Group Review Documentary:

UNREST (2017) / UK, USA...

Jan 3, 2018

Bart Weiss, Christopher Llewellyn Reed and Summre Garber discuss sub-genres within the larger genre of “Documentary” and delve deep into Maineland, a film about two high school students from China attending a boarding school in Maine.

Group Review Documentary:

MAINELAND (2017) / China, USA (Director: Miao Wang,...