63 episodes

A podcast exploring the definition and boundaries of documentary cinema, as well as current releases within the genre.

Fog of Truth: A Podcast About Documentary Film Christopher Llewellyn Reed and Bart Weiss

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 18 Ratings

A podcast exploring the definition and boundaries of documentary cinema, as well as current releases within the genre.

    Bonus Episode: How to Film Fest During a Pandemic

    Bonus Episode: How to Film Fest During a Pandemic

    In this bonus episode, Bart and Chris chat with Oxford Film Festival’s Melanie Addington, Ann Arbor Film Festival’s Leslie Raymond and Film Festival Alliance’s Lela Meadow-Conner We discuss the current state of film festivals in the age of COVID-19, and how the move to online screenings is mostly a net positive, at least for now, and how the future might see greater inclusion of online elements, even as we (hopefully) return to something resembling normalcy.

    • 28 min
    Episode 806: Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations / The Monster Among Us

    Episode 806: Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations / The Monster Among Us

    Elizabeth Coffman joins Bart and Chris to review Andrew Goldberg’s powerful examination of the resurgent scourge of antisemitism across the globe, the just released VIRAL: ANTISEMITISM IN FOUR MUTATIONS. Bart then interviews Allen and Cynthia Mondell, directors of the 2008 documentary THE MONSTER AMONG US, which profiled antisemitism in Europe 10 years ago. Plus ça change …

    • 44 min
    Episode 805: They’ve Gotta Have Us / Always in Season

    Episode 805: They’ve Gotta Have Us / Always in Season

    Joining Bart and Chris as guest host for a robust discussion of the three-part 2018 BBC documentary series THEY'VE GOTTA HAVE US, just recently released on Netflix, is film critic Roxana Hadadi. Then, Bart interviews director Jacqueline Olive about her film ALWAYS IN SEASON, which explores America’s tortured legacy of lynching (we previously reviewed the documentary on episode 705).

    • 52 min
    Episode 804: Miss Americana / Narrowsburg

    Episode 804: Miss Americana / Narrowsburg

    In today’s episode, guest host Leslie Combemale joins us as we review the new Taylor Swift biopic MISS AMERICANA, which just premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is now available on Netflix. In addition, Chris interviews director Martha Shane about her documentary NARROWSBURG, a tragicomic tale of grifters bedazzling a small town with promises of Hollywood glory.

    • 51 min
    Episode 803: 2020 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts / For Sama

    Episode 803: 2020 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts / For Sama

    Well, the 2020 Academy Awards may have come and gone, but that’s no reason to stop watching the nominated films, even the ones that did not win. In this week’s episode, returning guest host Patricia Aufderheide joins Bart and Chris to discuss all 5 of the Oscar-nominated short documentaries, after which Chris interviews co-directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts (along with al-Kateab’s husband, Hamza) about their collaboration on the (also Oscar-nominated) documentary feature FOR SAMA.

    • 50 min
    Episode 802: The Edge of Democracy / Citizen K

    Episode 802: The Edge of Democracy / Citizen K

    In this episode, guest host Mirella Martinelli – a Brazilian filmmaker living in Florida – joins us to review Petra Costa’s Oscar-nominated THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY, which tells the disturbing tale of Brazil’s takeover by right-wing forces. After that, Bart and Chris interview prolific documentarian Alex Gibney on his latest movie, CITIZEN K, about formerly imprisoned, and now exiled, Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

AtomicMitch ,

Wonderful show about docs

Can’t say enough about “Fog of Truth.” I learn about great documentaries in every episode. You’ll get addicted if you listen.

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A documentary lovers must

3 incredibly insightful people discuss documentaries

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