‘Obit’ Editor Kristin Bye Wins Karen Schmeer Fellowship

Kristin Bye, editor of the documentary “Obit,” has won the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship. The award, announced Wednesday, was created in memory of Karen Schmeer, the film editor of “The Fog ...

“A Film about the Trials and Tribulations of Artists”: Editor Sabine Krayenbühl on The Price of Everything

Sabine Krayenbühl began her career as an editor in 1994 with a number of small shorts and features. Her breakthrough came in 2003 with My Architect, a documentary on architect Louis Kahn directed by ...

Getting with the programme by Anne-Katrin Titze

Jairus McLeary in the Soho House screening room on The Work: "It's very masculine. That's why Amy Foote, our editor, and Alice Henty, the producer, they were the first women to see this footage." ...

Oscar Doc Submissions Are 35 Percent Women-Directed

“Motherland” It’s time to meet the 2018 Oscar doc contenders. One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the category at the upcoming Academy Awards, and one of them will ...

Record 170 Documentary Features Will Vie for 2018 Oscar

Record 170 Documentary Features Will Vie for 2018 Oscar One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards. That’s 25 more than 2016. Assuming they all book their qualifying ...

Record 170 Documentary Features Will Vie for 2018 Oscar

Record 170 Documentary Features Will Vie for 2018 Oscar One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards. That’s 25 more than 2016. Assuming they all book their qualifying ...

170 Documentary Features Submitted for Oscar Consideration

170 Documentary Features Submitted for Oscar Consideration The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday that 170 films have been submitted for documentary feature Oscar consideration. Included are films like “City of Ghosts,” “Cries ...

Film News Roundup: Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary

Film News Roundup: Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary In today’s film news roundup, Paul Allen comes on board an Oliver Sacks documentary, the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival unveils its lineup, and animation veteran Teresa Cheng gets a USC ...

new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, UK/Ire, from Jul 10

A simple listing, duplicated from the dvd + vod UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily ...

Letters From Baghdad – Review

Gertude Bell seated on camelback between Winston Churchill (left) and T.E. Lawrence on a visit to Egypt, in the documentary Letters From Baghdad. Photo courtesy of Between The Rivers Productions (c) ...

‘Wonder Woman’ Sends Indie Box Office Straight to Hades

‘Wonder Woman’ Sends Indie Box Office Straight to Hades “Wonder Woman” captured the weekend zeitgeist with reviews as good as any new adult-appeal specialized opener — and gobbled up potential audience. But that’s not the sole reason the specialty box ...

A24’s ‘The Exception’ & IFC Films’ ‘Band Aid’ Top Busy If Unremarkable Weekend – Specialty Box Office

A24’s ‘The Exception’ & IFC Films’ ‘Band Aid’ Top Busy If Unremarkable Weekend – Specialty Box Office In a busy weekend of new Specialty releases, A24's The Exception and IFC Films' Band Aid topped out with the highest per theater averages, while documentary Letters From Baghdad followed fairly ...

'Wonder Woman' Sets a Record Opening for a Female Directed Feature

'Wonder Woman' Sets a Record Opening for a Female Directed Feature Wonder Woman exceeded all expectations this weekend, delivering an impressive $100 million opening, the largest opening for a female-directed feature, vastly out-performing the previous record holder ...

For whom the Bell tolls by Anne-Katrin Titze

Wonder women Thelma Schoonmaker and Tilda Swinton are executive producers of Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum's Letters From Baghdad Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze On Friday, June 2, the opening night ...

Film Review: ‘Letters from Baghdad’

After the misfire of biopic “Queen of the Desert,” it was clear that intrepid traveler and influential Arabist Gertrude Bell, reductively known as “the female T.E. Lawrence,” needed her reputation ...

“Letters from Baghdad” Directors on Spy, Explorer, and Political Powerhouse Gertrude Bell

“Letters From Baghdad” Interview by Kate Gardner Sabine Krayenbühl is an award-winning editor with over 20 theatrical documentaries and narrative features to her credit. Her work includes Oscar and ...

‘Letters From Baghdad’ Review: Tilda Swinton Gorgeously Narrates Fascinating, Flawed Documentary

‘Letters From Baghdad’ Review: Tilda Swinton Gorgeously Narrates Fascinating, Flawed Documentary Gertrude Bell is likely the most accomplished foreign diplomat you’ve never heard of. “Letters From Baghdad” is not a documentary about the current state of the Middle East but rather a look at its ...

'Letters From Baghdad': Film Review

'Letters From Baghdad': Film Review You have to feel sorry for Gertrude Bell, at least cinematically. The famed British adventurer-writer who figured so prominently in her country's interactions in the Middle East first suffered the ...

Tilda Swinton Narrates Gertrude Bell Doc 'Letters From Baghdad' (Exclusive Video)

Tilda Swinton Narrates Gertrude Bell Doc 'Letters From Baghdad' (Exclusive Video) Tilda Swinton is the voice of Gertrude Bell in the documentary Letters From Baghdad. The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive clip of the doc has Swinton narrating a note from the British spy and explorer. ...

Queen of the Desert movie review: Gertrude Bell gets forgotten again

MaryAnn’s quick take… This may be Werner Herzog’s most conventional film, but its mostly untold true story knows what it means for a woman to choose a life of adventure and intellect. I’m “biast” ...

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