Spend Four Hours At Berkeley on PBS–And No, It’s Not Just the Sixties Revisited
Just saying the word Berkeley immediately brings thoughts of hippies, the peace movement, free speech and the Sixties to mind – but as Frederick Wiseman’s award-winning documentary of the famous (and to some, infamous) university in California, Berkeley is much more than any of those clichés can even come close to describing.
At Berkeley: Interview with documentarian Frederick Wiseman
— KALW San Francisco:
Uganda’s Antigay Bill vs. a Documentary on Homophobia
The Square and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer are not the only Oscar-shortlisted international documentaries that have run into trouble at home. God Loves Uganda, about the role of American evangelicals in stirring up homophobia in that African country, has suffered an arguably even more difficult fate.
— New York Times
PBS Airs Film Honoring Unsung Heroes of Fight Against AIDS
The documentary How to Survive a Plague, which receives its television premiere on most PBS stations on December 30, tells the story of some of these heroes, and the lives they saved.
Sushi for Christmas? That’s What Jiro Dreams of on PBS
Sushi and Christmas do not traditionally go together, but on the night before Christmas Eve, most who view Jiro Dreams of Sushi on PBS may just get a craving for some raw fish – artfully and safely prepared of course – for the holidays.
PBS doc shows how play goes from the Kirk Douglas Theater to Broadway
Over a decade ago, in 2003, a man was mauled by a male Bengal tiger. The incident sparked public outrage and was developed into a play. In the PBS program, Playwright: From Page to Stage, we follow the two plays, including the tale of the tiger, as they make their way to the stage and eventually to New York.
Exclusive: Independent Lens Announces Its Winter/Spring 2014 Lineup, Including At Berkeley, Muscle Shoals, God Loves Uganda
PBS documentary series Independent Lens announced its Winter/Spring 2014 lineup today, presenting a varied selection of independent docs from both first-time filmmakers and familiar names like Frederick Wiseman and Bill Siegel.
— Indie Wire
Capturing the development of two young writers
Documentary follows playwrights at the beginning of their journeys
— Boston Globe
Playwright: From Page To Stage
This hour we’ll talk with one of those directors featured in the documentary, Rajiv Joseph and the Director of the film, Robert Levi about the pursuit of dreams.
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DOCUTOPIA: GIVING THANKS FOR YOUNG LAKOTA AND PBS’S NATIVE AMERICAN DOCS
Young Lakota is more than just an “abortion” documentary. It effectively documents the travails of Native Americans—and of Native American women in particular—while also illuminating the intricacies of local politics and the machinations of social change.
— Sundance Now Blog