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The Documentary Craft
Hector Galán: The Texas Documentary Tour
"...may not yet fall under the "Elder Statesman of Documentary Filmmaking" heading, but he's on the verge. Since 1972,..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

aGLIFF Gets in the Ring With New Wrestling Documentary
Queer film fest announces first six films
"...lineup more wrestling-y with the announcement that LGBTQ wrestling documentary Out in the Ring will be part of this..."

July 23, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films: Program A
Program A consists of the two longest doc shorts, and they’re among the best of the batch.
"...longer running times, the five films nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject have been divided into two programs for..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Demagoguery Disguised as Documentary
What is the difference between Dinesh D'Souza and Michael Moore?
" as a stand-alone meditation on the state of documentary filmmaking...."

July 8, 2014 Screens Post by Louis Black

Milli Vanilli Documentary to Get Award Screening at AFS
Austin Film Critics Association honors local film
"...Milli Vanilli, the documentary by Austinite Luke Korem, is getting a rare public..."

Jan. 13, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Trauma defines these glimpses into other real lives
"...of subjects. The unifying theme for this year’s Best Documentary (Short Subject) selections is undoubtedly one of trauma. Whether..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Novelty Firm Backs Dildo Protest Documentary
Cocks Not Glocks gets some firm support
"...CalExotics has announced it will financially support the new documentary Cocks Not Glocks...."

June 19, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Who Did the Animation for Keith Maitland’s Documentary Tower?
Minnow Mountain’s Craig Staggs talks art & drama & Austin & Earp
"...The Tower documentary itself focuses, as Richard Whittaker points out in his..."

March 25, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Documentary Explores a Queer Nightlife Well-Lived
Local LGBTQ film on queer spaces needs your help finishing production
"’s rising costs and opportunistic developers. In their upcoming documentary, I Need Space, directors Hannah Varnell, Ivy Chiu, and..."

Nov. 4, 2022 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films: Program B
The collected films in Program B examine suffering from different angles
"...longer running times, the five films nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject have been divided into two programs for..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Get Your Documentary Skills on
Where else can the public learn the ropes of doc film making on the cheap?
" learn key aspects of how to make a documentary film in a rare, and possibly one-time course...."

April 20, 2011 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

New Documentary Every Body Illuminates the “I” in LGBTQIA
Local intersex activist Alicia Roth Weigel talks new doc
"...more shades of grey than black and white. New documentary Every Body highlights the intersex experience through three activists’..."

June 30, 2023 Screens Post by Lina Fisher

Behind the Wheel With Documentary The Gentleman Driver
The world of millionaire endurance racers in The Gentleman Driver
"...Motor racing is a business, but new documentary The Gentleman Driver takes its name from the sport’s..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Documentary Gets Distribution Deal
PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda to receive Oscar push
"...Good news for Call Her Ganda, the new documentary from Austin's PJ Raval. The week before it makes..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Society Documentary Tour: 'Nanking'
... and DocuWeek at the Arbor
"...days after our premiere at Sundance [it won the Documentary Editing award there], a group of conservative politicians and..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

aGLIFF 2019 Announces Full Lineup, Including Trixie Mattel Documentary
Gay Chorus Deep South to open jampacked fest schedule
"...their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive. DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION THE ARCHIVETTES D: Megan Rossman (USA, 60min,..."

July 17, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Five true stories of a world in turmoil
"...The Best Documentary Short Film nominees are often among the standouts of..."

April 2, 2021 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Shorts 2005
A rare opportunity to see what's considered the best in the field of short docs; plus all four nominees have a socio-political bent.
"...big night? Although this compilation of the four short documentary films nominated this year will permit you only to..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Representation in the Toy Aisle in Black Barbie: A Documentary
Lagueria Davis' SXSW selection recounts how her Aunt Beulah changed dolls forever
"...history, an idea explored in Davis’ Black Barbie: A Documentary (premiering at this year’s South by Southwest Film &..."

March 10, 2023 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

Seeing the Future of Politics in SXSW Documentary Boys State
Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine look at the state of boys
"...the Texas Capitol in Austin, and filmed their fly-on-the-wall documentary Boys State. It debuted at Sundance this year, where..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Looking Back on 15 Years of the Townes Van Zandt Documentary
Producer/Director Margaret Brown revisits her movie
"...Film About Townes Van Zandt, Margaret Brown's seminal 2004 documentary on the Texas songwriter, Van Zandt's first wife, Fran..."

June 14, 2019 Screens Feature by Doug Freeman

SXSW Documentary Gives Migrants in Austin a New Voice
Learning to listen with They Live Here, Now
"...second feature, which he described as a hybrid of documentary and cinema verité, director Jason Outenreath set out to..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Nina Hernandez

Sheryl Crow Reflects Beyond the Music in New Documentary
No one said it would be easy
"...Sheryl Crow did not want to make a documentary about her career. Even as the superstar announced in..."

March 11, 2022 Screens Feature by Doug Freeman

2022 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Award short list is predictable in form and content
"...Oscar nominations this year, the five entries in the documentary shorts group cover familiar thematic terrain. Whether it is..."

Feb. 25, 2022 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Raising Hell and Blazing Trails in the New Molly Ivins Documentary
A personal look at the journalist's powerful and profound Lone Star legacy
"...Ivins would have spun gold daily – Janice Engel's documentary Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins,..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Screens Feature by Mary Tuma

Documentary Reviews
"...based on rote memorization. If Take Away One, a documentary about Baratta-Lorton directed by her nephew William Lorton, ended..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Screens Feature

Splice of Life: The Super-Eight Documentary Festival
"...Splice of Life: The Super-8 Documentary Festival is the Co-op’s first venture into the Super..."

Aug. 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Texas Documentary Tour: A Hymn for Alvin Ailey and Malcolm X: Make it Plain
"...films by Orlando Bagwell featured in this series displayhis documentary focus on African-American history and culture. Previousefforts include his..."

Sept. 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Documentary Exhumes a Personal History Folk Icon and Activist Joan Baez
The Diamonds & Rust of Joan Baez I Am a Noise
"...would seem to be little new ground for a documentary to cover. Her rise to international stardom as a..."

March 10, 2023 Screens Feature by Doug Freeman

Navigating the Unknown: Chris Brecht Talks ATX6 Documentary
Lift Me Up premieres Friday on KLRU
"...considers it a career development program combined with a documentary. Admittedly, he also enjoys altering the participant’s worldview by..."

June 16, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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