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

The Fog of Truth: Exploring the Beautiful Mysteries of Nonfiction Filmmaking Christopher Llewellyn Reed and Bart Weiss

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

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

    Laurens Grant

    Laurens Grant

    In this bonus episode, Bart and Chris interview filmmaker Laurens Grant, first briefly reviewing two of her documentaries, the 2016 STAY WOKE: THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT and the brand-new BLACK IN SPACE: BREAKING THE COLOR BARRIER, before launching into an in-depth examination of her career. Both a director and a producer, Grant has a lot to say about the art, craft and business of documentary cinema, as well as about the challenges of being a black woman in this industry.

    • 44 min
    The Fight / A Thousand Cuts

    The Fight / A Thousand Cuts

    In this final episode of our 9th season, film critic Hannah Buchdahl joins us to review the upcoming documentary on the many battles fought on our behalf by the American Civil Liberties Union in the age of Donald Trump, THE FIGHT. Then, Bart and Chris interview Ramona Diaz about her (also upcoming) A THOUSAND CUTS, which profiles the challenges faced by journalist Maria Ressa, CEO of the Philippine news site Rappler, under the rule of strongman Rodrigo Duterte.

    • 56 min
    Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich / Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich / Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    In this week’s episode, Women Make Movies’ Executive Director Debra Zimmerman joins us for a discussion of the new Netflix series JEFFREY EPSTEIN: FILTY RICH, which follows the rapacious, billionaire pedophile’s life and career while giving voice to the women he abused. Then, Bart and Chris interview director Justin Pemberton about his CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, an examination of how the world is rapidly heading away from the equalizing tendencies of the 20th century’s middle period.

    • 52 min
    Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy / Agave: The Spirit of a Nation

    Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy / Agave: The Spirit of a Nation

    Guest host Sandie Angulo Chen (of Common Sense Media) joins us as we review Elizabeth Carroll’s DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY, which profiles the titular nonagenarian, British-born specialist of Mexican cuisine. Then, Chris interviews director Nick Kovacic about his 2018 documentary AGAVE: THE SPIRIT OF A NATION, which brings the viewer on a journey to Jalisco, Oaxaca, and other locations in Mexico to explore agave’s place in the economy and culture. Eat and drink your fill!

    • 45 min
    Becoming / John Lewis: Good Trouble

    Becoming / John Lewis: Good Trouble

    In this week’s episode, with guest host Lisa Sanchelo (of the podcast I Love That Movie), we review BECOMING, the recent documentary about Michelle Obama and her eponymous memoir. Then, Bart and Chris interview director Dawn Porter about her upcoming film JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, coming out on July 3.

    • 55 min
    Spaceship Earth / We Are As Gods

    Spaceship Earth / We Are As Gods

    In this week’s episode, we discuss cults (or not) and the science of climate change, de-extinction, space exploration and more, all in a brief 50 minutes, as we review SPACESHIP EARTH and interview directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg about their WE ARE AS GODS. Joining us as guest host this time is film critic and fellow podcaster Jessica Baxter (whose “Paid in Puke” is worth a listen). Looking for some exciting times and ideas of how to save humanity? Tune in to our show!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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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