Category Archives: Documentary

An interview with Charles Burnett

The following interview with director Charles Burnett took place June 28, 2001 in Richmond, Virginia during the shooting of the PBS documentary, Nat Turner, A Troublesome Property. The two-hour feature investigates the 1831 slave revolt that resulted in the violent … Continue reading

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Ernest Borgnine on the Bus

In October 2002, our good friend and lover of cinema Pat Doyen (read her 2002 interview with Jeff Krulik here on the old RMIC website) helped the James River Film Society (then Richmond Moving Image Co-op) arrange for filmmaker Jeff … Continue reading

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Screening Recommendation: I Am

I realize that is post comes with rather short notice, but I wanted to put it out there nonetheless. Sonali Gulati will be screening her award-winning film I Am in Richmond tonight (Friday, 16 December 2011) at 1708 Gallery.  Doors open … Continue reading

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For the Salt of the Earth

There are lots of great films one could pick as a way to mark Labor Day, but the one that came to mind immediately, in part because it’s in the public domain and available in its entirety via the Internet … Continue reading

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A Very Late Earth Day Recommendation: Grizzly Man

I should begin by noting that I am using Earth Day as an excuse to push my own agenda: recommending one of my favorite films. (Of course, many people use Earth Day to push their agendas, so I should not feel … Continue reading

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A Documentary Worth Getting Stung For by David Stover

Honeybees are not usually a topic of film discourse unless maybe it’s Irwin Allen’s The Swarm (1978) starring Michael Caine, Katharine Ross and a boat load of other famous tired actors. Honeybees have been in the media quite a bit … Continue reading

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Warm and Smooth: The Sound of Analog Audio Recordings

Analog When most people think of analog audio they might think of the compact cassette tape.  A modest technology that pushed the realm of portable sound and forever changed the landscape of human interaction with recorded music.  The Sony Walkman … Continue reading

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Celia Maysles’ “Wild Blue Yonder” on DVD

As as followup to my September 1 post about the U.S. TV premier of 2010 James River Film Festival guest Celia Maysles’ film Wild Blue Yonder — and in case you missed both the JRFF screening and the TV viewing … Continue reading

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2010 James River Film Festival guest Celia Maysles gets U.S. TV premiere for her film “Wild Blue Yonder”

This just in from our friends Henry Corra (a New York City-based filmmaker who grew up in Richmond) and Celia Maysles (a guest during the 17th James River Film Festival, March 19-25, 2010) of Corra Films … WILD BLUE YONDER, a … Continue reading

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Fair Use Victories on the DMCA | Center for Social Media

Here’s a great first post for the James River Film Journal — great news for documentary filmmakers, remixers, film/media studies/media literacy teachers and professors … In late July, another victory for common sense and fair use came from the Librarian … Continue reading

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