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Documentary News and Interviews with Filmmakers

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    • 4.9, 14 Ratings

Documentary News and Interviews with Filmmakers

    The Documentary Blog Podcast: Hot Docs 2013

    The Documentary Blog Podcast: Hot Docs 2013

    This Hot Docs specific episode of The Documentary Blog Podcast was recorded in collaboration with The Film Junk Podcast. Listen to more episodes of The Film Junk Podcast here.
    0:00 - Intro
    2:44 - Dragon Girls
    13:17 - Shooting Bigfoot
    28:48 - 12 O’Clock Boys
    35:34 - The Unbelievers
    43:29 - The Expedition to the End of the World
    51:17 - The Great North Korean Picture Show
    59:18 - We Always Lie To Strangers
    1:06:17 - NCR: Not Criminally Responsible
    1:13:21 - Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys
    1:16:21 - The Last Station
    1:20:51 - Which Way is the Front Line From Here?
    1:25:05 - Bending Steel
    1:27:57 - The Crash Reel
    1:31:56 - Caucus
    1:33:42 - Blackfish
    1:38:17 - The Circle
    1:39:14 - 15 Reasons to Live
    1:40:42 - Who Is Dayani Cristal?
    1:42:57 - Searching For Bill
    1:45:04 - Maidentrip
    1:48:16 - Our Nixon
    1:49:58 - Just the Right Amount of Violence
    1:54:47 - Downloaded
    1:58:30 - Outro
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    • 1 hr 59 min
    The Documentary Blog Podcast: Hot Docs 2012

    The Documentary Blog Podcast: Hot Docs 2012

    This special Hot Docs 2012 episode of The Documentary Blog Podcast is designed specifically for those of you who like listening to four guys talk about documentaries for nearly three hours. Other sites might consider breaking such a massive show into two parts, but we like to keep things LONG around these parts. On this episode, myself (Jay), Sean Dwyer (Film Junk), Frank Knezic (Film Junk), and Kurt Halfyard (Twitch, Row Three) blather on about 27 of the 198 films at this year’s festival. Even at nearly three hours, it feels like we barely scratched the surface.
    0:00 – Intro
    1:30 - Tchoupitoulas
    16:30 - Indie Game: The Movie
    44::30 - Meaning of Robots/Mechanical Bride
    1:00:00 - Beauty is Embarrassing
    1:07:09 - We Are Legion: The Story Of The Hacktivists
    1:17:43 - GLOW: The Story Of The Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling
    1:22:48 - Detropia
    1:29:40 - The Ambassador
    1:40:09 - Francophrenia (Or: Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where The Baby Is)
    1:43:46 - Despite the Gods
    1:50:46 - The Imposter
    2:02:37 - Women With Cows
    2:04:12 - The Tundra Book. A Tale Of Vukvukai, The Little Rock.
    2:05:29 - China Heavyweight
    2:13:43 - Marley
    2:15:45 - Love Story
    2:21:48 - Jeff
    2:22:50 - Private Universe
    2:23:57 - The Job
    2:25:04 - Chasing Ice
    2:26:36 - Shut Up and Play the Hits
    2:28:02 - Dreams of a Life
    2:29:48 - Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
    2:31:41 - Low and Clear
    2:33:11 - Only the Young
    2:36:45 - Platform Moon
    2:39:16 - Family Nightmare
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    • 2 hr 44 min
    The Documentary Blog Podcast Ep #15: Sundance/Slamdance 2012 Re-Cap

    The Documentary Blog Podcast Ep #15: Sundance/Slamdance 2012 Re-Cap

    In this recap of the 2012 Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals, Joshua Ligairi is joined by Jeff Goldsmith of The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith, Jimmy Martin and Jeff Vice of Big Movie Mouth-Off, and Adam Palcher from A Damn Movie Podcast. The podcast features more than 25 mini-reviews and in-depth reviews of West of Memphis, The Impostor, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, and the Grand Jury Prize winning documentary film, The House I Live In. If you are looking for a review of a specific film, check the show notes because a couple of them come up multiple times with different guests. Filmmaker interviews conducted at Sundance 2012, including Stacy Peralta, Kirby Dick, Don Argott Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, will be saved for future podcast episodes.
    00:00 Intro
    04:05 Josh’s Sundance Reviews
    04:11 The Atomic States of America
    06:14 Chasing Ice
    07:08 Detropia
    09:51 The House I Live In
    12:07 The Invisible War
    15:06 Live Free or Die
    19:07 Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
    23:16 China Heavyweight
    23:50 The Impostor
    25:56 Josh’s Slamdance Reviews
    25:58 Danland
    26:58 I Want My Name Back
    27:37 Getting Up: The Tempt One Story
    28:57 Buffalo Girls
    29:21 We Are Legion
    29:58 Sundance / Slamdance Documentary Shorts
    34:22 Jeff Goldsmith Introduction
    39:10 The House I Live In
    53:41 Adam Palcher Introduction
    59:19 West of Memphis
    1:05:41 Indie Game: The Movie
    1:08:13 The Meaning of Robots
    1:09:12 The Ambassador
    1:14:59 Jimmy Martin and Jeff Vice Introduction
    1:19:58 Big Boys Gone Bananas
    1:22:55 Indie Game: The Movie
    1:24:23 Chasing Ice
    1:24:51 The Impostor
    1:26:32 Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
    1:29:18 China Heavyweight
    1:29:36 Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
    1:30:49 West of Memphis
    1:38:01 Outro
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    Credits
    -Intro Music “We Swarm” – The Glitch Mob [iTunes]
    -Outro Music “Bizness” – Tune-Yards [iTunes]
    Links
    The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith on iTunes
    Jeff Goldsmith’s Twitter
    A Damn Movie Podcast on iTunes
    A Damn Movie Podcast Blog
    Big Movie Mouth Off on Facebook
    The Documentary Blog on Twitter
    The Documentary Blog on Facebook
    Josh’s Twitter

    • 1 hr 45 min
    The Documentary Blog Podcast Ep #14 (Guest: Paul Rachman, Director of American Hardcore)

    The Documentary Blog Podcast Ep #14 (Guest: Paul Rachman, Director of American Hardcore)

    Surprise, we’re back! In Episode 14 of the podcast, Joshua Ligairi talks with American Hardcore director Paul Rachman about the making the seminal punk rock doc, Rachman’s early days in the bourgeoning hardcore scene, making grunge music videos with David Fincher in the early 90s, co-founding the Slamdance Film Festival, finally garnering Sundance acceptance, and the production of his new film, Lost Rockers.
    00:00 INTRO
    Where have we been?
    Beauty Day
    Hot Docs names Charlotte Cook director of programming
    Cleanflix
    06:13 Paul Rachman interview
    1:05:45 OUTRO
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    Credits
    -Intro Music “The Other Place” – Gang Green [i-Tunes link]
    -Outro Music “Ameoba” – Adolescents [i-Tunes link]
    American Hardcore Website
    Lost Rockers on Facebook
    Paul Rachman Website
    Paul Rachman on Twitter
    Joshua Ligairi on Twitter
    The Documentary Blog Twitter
    The Documentary Blog Facebook
    RELATED VIDEOS
    American Hardcore Trailer

    Lost Rockers Teaser

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Documentary Blog Podcast Ep #13: Hot Docs Special With Guest Kurt Halfyard

    The Documentary Blog Podcast Ep #13: Hot Docs Special With Guest Kurt Halfyard

    Well it’s been nearly a month since the start of Hot Docs 2011 and looking back, it was definitely a great year. In this special (and epically long) episode of The Documentary Blog Podcast, I’m joined by fellow blogger/podcaster Kurt Halfyard of Row Three and Twitch Film. We sit down and talk in detail about some of the films we caught at the festival, including Morgan Spurlock’s meta take on movie marketing, ‘POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’. We also dig into Rodman Flender’s hilarious tour film ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’, Jon Foy’s cryptic ‘Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Files’, and one of my favourite films of the festival (and the year), James Marsh’s ‘Project Nim’. It doesn’t end there; in total we discussed fifteen films across just over two and a half hours! Yikes. You guys are in for the long haul with this one. You can download the mp3 below (or listen via the embedded player) and be sure to subscribe to our iTunes feed to stay on top of future episodes of the show. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section and let us know which films you think were the best of the fest at this years Hot Docs film festival!
    0:00 – Intro
    9:00 - POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
    18:00 - Fightville
    33:20 - Superheroes
    48:40 - Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
    1:02:45 - Resurrect Dead: The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles
    1:18:00 - Wisconsin Death Trip
    1:27:40 - Project Nim
    1:56:40 - Eco Pirate: The Story Of Paul Watson
    1:58:30 - Abendland
    2:02:15 - Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
    2:08:10 - Hell and Back Again
    2:13:30 - Position Among the Stars
    2:17:20 - Hot Coffee
    2:28:10 - Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
    2:32:00 - Boy Cheerleaders
    2:42:00 – Outro
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    Credits:
    -Intro Music “Speed of Life” – David Bowie [iTunes link]
    -Outro Music “Super Duper Rescue Heads!” – Neon Trees [iTunes link]
    Contact Info:
    Kurt Halfyard on Twitter
    Row Three
    The Cinecast at Row Three
    Twitch Film
    Jay Cheel on Twitter
    Beauty Day Website
    Beauty Day Twitter
    Beauty Day on Facebook
    Trailers:
    Beauty Day

    POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

    Fightville

    Superheroes

    Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

    Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

    Project Nim

    Eco Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson

    Abendland

    Being Elmo : A Puppeteer’s Journey

    Hell and Back Again

    Position Among the Stars

    Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

    Boy Cheerleaders

    • 2 hr 43 min
    The Documentary Blog Podcast Ep #12 (Guest: Michael Webber, Director of Elephant In the Living Room)

    The Documentary Blog Podcast Ep #12 (Guest: Michael Webber, Director of Elephant In the Living Room)

    In Episode 13 of the podcast, host Joshua Ligairi is joined by special guest-host Malcolm Ingram. The Bear Nation director talks about the Kickstarter campaign for his new film, Continental, and together the two bears (one gay, one straight) interview Michael Webber about his new film, The Elephant in the Living Room, which features actual bears (along with lions and tigers) wreaking havoc in America’s suburbs. Michael reveals a lot of scary facts about wild animals living in domestic settings, which eventually leads Josh to admit his deep-seated fear of baboons. This episode also includes some recommendations of documentaries new to DVD and is jam-packed with discussion about documentary distribution, the current state of the independent film industry, and what Malcolm calls a “cruel cinematic Darwinism.” Enjoy!


    00:00 INTRO
    Beauty Day at HotDocs

    03:18 How was your weekend?
    (features lots of conversation about indie film distribution)
    The Elephant In the Living Room distribution
    Continental Kickstarter campaign
    The Cockettes
    21:21 Recommendations
    Cool It
    If God is Willing and Da Creek Dont Rise
    Marwencol

    27:35 Elephant in the Living Room interview
    1:01:28 OUTRO
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    Credits
    -Intro Music “Winter’s Love” – Animal Collective [i-Tunes link]
    -Outro Music “Animal” – Neon Trees [i-Tunes link]
    Elephant in the Living Room Website
    Elephant In the Living Room Facebook
    Continental Kickstarter Campaign (still accepting donations!!!)
    Bear Nation Website
    Malcolm’s Twitter
    Cleanflix Website
    Josh’s Twitter
    Beauty Day Website
    The Documentary Blog Twitter
    The Documentary Blog Facebook


    RELATED VIDEOS

    Elephant In the Living Room Trailer

    Howard Stern on Elephant in the Living Room

    Malcolm’s 2nd Continental Pitch Video

    Bear Nation Trailer

    Beauty Day Q&A

    Cleanflix Teaser

    Neon Trees Animal Music Video

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

zbetonte ,

Excellent Podcast!

As someone who doesn't get to view as many documentaries as I'd like, the "Documentary Blog Podcast" keeps me informed and up to date in regards to the latest within the documentary genre. The strength of the show lies within its co-hosts, Jay Cheel and Josh Ligairi, who are both documentary filmmakers themselves. They both, along with a slew of new and returning guest, give great insight into the genre and the ways documentaries are produced. I cannot recommend the podcast enough. Be sure to give it a listen.

William Solo Jr. ,

Great for film buffs!

If you are interested in a podcast that is less about fan talk and more about film making, then you will love this one.

DrewTraynor ,

A FAVORITE!

Couldn't ask for better, but I'd love to hear more of them. Please make more. Smart, thoughtful, and funny documentary insights with cool guests to boot!

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