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Documentary captures life and culture surrounding the East L.A. Classic

Source:  San Gabriel Valley Tribune. It started with a brief mention on local news radio: A high school football game in East Los Angeles was expected to draw more than 20,000 people. The number shocked longtime documentary film editor Billy McMillin, given that he’d...

Kino Lorber acquires police reform documentary “The Force”

Source:  Variety. Kino Lorber has acquired most North American rights to “The Force,” an acclaimed documentary about police reform. Peter Nicks, the filmmaker behind “The Force,” won a prize for directing the documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It is...

The “Ascent” of Mount Fuji is Guided by Over 4,000 Images

Source:  The New York Times. Mount Fuji’s instantly recognizable silhouette conveys a feeling not just of majesty, but also of stillness. It is therefore apt that “Ascent,” written, directed and partly narrated by Fiona Tan, is announced as a “photo film.” All the...

NBC News Starts New Documentary Unit to Attract a Younger Audience

Source: WWD. NBC News has developed a new documentary unit to target a younger, more social media plugged-in consumer. Called “Left Field,” the group is comprised of about 12 staffers who come from various news and film backgrounds, and their mandate is to create...

Sup Doc Podcast Ep 61 Now Available

Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen discuss “Detropia” with comedian/actor Ahmed Bharoocha. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen to the podcast on the Sup Doc website.

“Letters From Baghdad” profiles the female Lawrence of Arabia

Source: Variety. After the misfire of biopic “Queen of the Desert,” it was clear that intrepid traveler and influential Arabist Gertrude Bell, reductively known as “the female T.E. Lawrence,” needed her reputation rescued from Werner Herzog’s ill-advised effort. In...

Mini-Doc: The Secret Science Behind What Makes Things Cool

The Atlantic writes that although trends might seem completely random, there are well-documented patterns to what becomes popular. A 20th century industrial designer, Raymond Loewy, who created some of America’s most iconic looks, developed a theory of coolness that...