Silverdocs Documentary Festival Dailies

Finnish Punk Movie Debuts At Silverdocs

Punk music is about being a voluntary outcast.  THE PUNK SYNDROME, a new film from Finland by J-P Passi and Jukka Kärkkäinen that is competing at the Silverdocs Sterling World Competition, takes that mantra to an extreme as it chronicles … Continue reading

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Eugene Jarecki Gives Doc Talk At Silverdocs

One of the documentary world’s leading lights, author/filmmaker Eugene Jarecki will give a special “doc talk” at Silverdocs this week. A documentarian fascinated with institutions and the personalities who guide them, his many acclaimed films include such non-fiction landmarks as … Continue reading

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AIDS Documentary Serves As Silverdocs Centerpiece

The documentary film HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, an essential and passionate document about the early days of the AIDS epidemic, will serve as the Centerpiece Screening for Silverdocs on Wednesday evening. The film, directed by journalist David France, uses … Continue reading

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American Indie Docs Competing At Silverdocs

The extraordinarily vivid and diverse slate of American indie documentaries competing in the Silverdocs Sterling U.S. Feature Competition are among the most distinguished non-fiction features of the year. To find more information on each of the films, which will be … Continue reading

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Silverdocs Documentary Conference

The Silverdocs International Documentary Conference is an intensive five-day event that parallels the public festival, bringing together documentary filmmakers, funders, distributors, educators, and social media experts to discuss a range of topics. Among the areas to be covered are new … Continue reading

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A Wild Musical Ride

Sometimes truth is definitely stranger than fiction. Take the story of Arnel Pineda, a Filipino singing prodigy who at age forty was plucked from total obscurity in his native Manila and recruited to join his all-time favorite band Journey. His … Continue reading

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Silverdocs Honors Documentary Duo

One has to go back to the glory days of the Maysles Brothers or the fruitful collaboration between D.A. Pennebacker and Chris Hegedus to find a more successful creative and strategic relationship in the world of documentaries as the one … Continue reading

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Testing The Non-Fiction Pulse

The times are both good and bad for documentary films. The good news is that more of them are being seen in theatrical venues. The bad news is that most don’t last beyond a few weeks (sometimes only a week), … Continue reading

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