We're excited to announce that Mavis!, Jessica Edwards' new documentary about Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers, will have its world premiere at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival March 13-21 in Austin, Texas.
SxSW is one of our favorite festivals! Two of Jessica's short documentaries, Seltzer Works and Tugs, also premiered there. And stay tuned for details about special guests who will be joining us in Austin for the world premiere!
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Yesterday, documentary film lost one of its pioneers, Robert Drew. He was best known for his films Primary (1960), Jane (1962) and Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (1968), though he continued to produce work until his death at 90 years old. His early use of sync sound 16mm cameras broke new ground in the documentary form. He also fostered the early careers of Pennebaker, Leacock and Maysles and would influence the documentary landscape for years to come.
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From our ongoing series of excerpted advice from Tell Me Something, the inimitable Frederick Wiseman (Welfare, Near Death, La Danse, At Berkley) imparts some tongue-in-cheek advice on how to sustain a long filmmaking career:
Marry someone rich.
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