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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

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?
"...it as a stand-alone meditation on the state of documentary filmmaking...."

July 8, 2014 Screens Post by Louis Black

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

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?
"...to 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

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

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

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

New Documentary About WeWork Debunks the Messianic Streak in Startups
"Is this a cult?"
"...In new SXSW documentary WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47..."

March 12, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

New Documentary The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story Tunes in to the Channel That Changed TV
Shorts, Dudes, and Good Burgers
"...in the Texas film industry. Barber proposed doing a documentary together, and they both immediately went to their shared..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

New Documentary Shows the Beauty of the Border, and the Perils of a Barrier
The River and the Wall captures a wilderness without divisions
"...a seemingly immeasurable amount of wildlife. With his new documentary, The River and the Wall, Austin-based natural history filmmaker..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

New Documentary Highlights the Legacy of a Black Queer TV Pioneer
Ellis Haizlip is the unapologetic Mr. Soul!
"...the 50th anniversary week of that first broadcast. The documentary follows the show's genesis, demise, and undeniable impact. As..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Screens Feature by Charlie Neddo

Documentary Uses Virtual Reality to Explore East Austin Gentrification
Technology and social justice come together in Latinitas' film
"...the Eastside. Latinx Culture in East Austin, a VR documentary project produced and directed by a determined group of..."

May 25, 2018 Screens Feature by Mae Hamilton

Do Not Miss This Deeply Inspiring Documentary
'Half the Sky' circles the globe to look at women's rights
"...I sat riveted watching the first half of the documentary based on the book during its world premiere on..."

Oct. 2, 2012 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

Documentary Cowboys Shows That Some Are Still Out on the Range
If you thought cross-country cattle drives were the stuff of legend, this Austin Film Festival showing will make you think again
"...the emptiest parts of the country. Cowboys, the Austin-produced documentary feature from co-directors Bud Force and John Langmore, attempts..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

On the Sidelines With New Documentary Fathers of Football
Bradley Beesley throws out the playbook for his high school doc
"...last year at the Austin Film Festival, Beesley's latest documentary returns to Austin for an exclusive week long run..."

April 26, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Documentary GameChangers Will Change How You Look at E-Sports
Producer Peter Billingsley on high-stakes professional videogaming
"...His new documentary, which screened earlier this month at DreamHack Austin, explores..."

June 19, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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