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DP/30: Jehane Noujaim On ‘The Square’

Jehane Noujaim was already near Tahrir Square in Cairo when the Egyptian Revolution started in 2011; this would become the subject of her latest documentary The Square.  I missed out on seeing the film at Film Forum in NYC last … Continue reading

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DP/30: Joshua Oppenheimer On ‘The Act of Killing’

Joshua Oppenheimer spent several years shooting footage for what became his latest documentary The Act of Killing, which focuses on Indonesian death squad leaders (including Anwar Congo) who reenact their real-life mass killings in the style of their favorite American … Continue reading

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DP/30: Morgan Neville On “20 Feet From Stardom”

Morgan Neville, the director of such documentaries as The Cool School and Johnny Cash’s America, unveiled his latest film 20 Feet From Stardom last year.  His latest doc focuses on backup singers for some of the greatest singers of all … Continue reading

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DP/30: Zachary Heinzerling On ‘Cutie and the Boxer’

Zachary Heinzerling made his directorial debut with his documentary Cutie and the Boxer, which focuses on the 40-year marriage between boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko.  When the Academy Award nominations were announced, this was one of the … Continue reading

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DP/30: James Mangold On ‘The Wolverine’

James Mangold’s most recent film The Wolverine has been out for a few weeks and has been a critical and commercial success.  Taking place after the events of 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, The Wolverine finds the famous Canadian mutant … Continue reading

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DP/30: Naomi Watts On ‘The Impossible’

J.A. Bayona’s most recent film was the terrific The Impossible, which has been a critical and worldwide financial success.  The film is based on the true story of María Belón and her family’s experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.  Naomi Watts, who was nominated … Continue reading

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DP/30: David France Returns To Sundance

David France, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary How To Survive A Plague, returned to the Sundance Film Festival this year, where his film had been nominated for a Grand Jury Prize last year.  His film documents the struggle of AIDS … Continue reading