Selections for the NYC Food Film Festival have been announced. It sold out last year, but for those who aren't familiar with the event -- it's a film festival where you can taste what you see.
Highlights include an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast, featuring South Carolina Oysters harvested in Bu ... More >>
NYU film professor, documentarian, and pioneer of cable access George Stoney passed away last week. He was 96 years old.
I had the opportunity to study under Stoney as a film student at NYU in the late 1990s. Back then, the elderly teacher (always in his trademark hat) cut an iconic silhouette as ... More >>
Take that, Hollywood!
In the battle for Oscars, New York City is beating Hollywood by a long shot -- at least in one category.
A study released today from the Center for an Urban Future, a New York City-based think tank, shows that half of the films nominated for an Oscar in the documentary-film ... More >>
The first image in Detropia, the excellent new documentary about the decline of Detroit from filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady Jesus Camp, is of a conductor raising his baton to lead an orchestra. It's a clue that what we're about to see is a city symphony film, in the tradition of Man With ... More >>
Tonight at 9 p.m., Current TV continues its series 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die, a look at the best documentaries made in the last quarter-century, hosted by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.
Maybe because I'm in so many docs myself, I was asked to give my opinions in the show about slig ... More >>
From the man who brought you Super Size Me and reality stunt show 30 Days comes No Ad: New York, "an internet-based effort to remove all visual advertising from Times Square." Morgan Spurlock's Warrior Poets have teamed with online photo editing program Aviary and some neo-ad agency called Th ... More >>
I'm not trying to make something cute out of the tragic death of Natasha Richardson, the fine actress who died after a skiing accident last year.
But there have definitely been some creepy coincidences about the aftermath of her passing.
Mama Vanessa Redgrave promptly canceled out of schedu ... More >>
Hey Paul/FlickrLast year, the third annual NYC Food Film Festival gave us a documentary about mushrooms paired with a 10-course mushroom-inspired tasting menu created by Brad Farmerie. This year, both the festival and Farmerie return -- the former on June 23, and the latter on June 24, when h ... More >>