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.
Last year, he was kind enough to share … [Read More...]
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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The nice folks at Strand Bookstore posted video from our Tell Me Something panel in February.
Al Maysles, DA Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus, Sam Green, Gary Hustwit and Rachel Grady joined us to talk doc-making, advice and the Oscars. Check it out below: … [Read More...]