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February 23, 2012
It’s Academy Awards time again and this year ITVS has not one, but two horses in the Oscar race! Among the films selected for best documentary were two ITVS programs: Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis and If a Tree Falls by filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman (broadcast last September on POV). Hell and Back Again airs on May 24, 2012 at 10 pm and on…
February 22, 2012
Filmmakers Danfung Dennis (Hell and Back Again) and Marshall Curry (If A Tree Falls) appeared separately on NPR this week to discuss their respective films — both of which have been nominated for an Academy Award. Listen to the interviews with host Neal Conan, below:Hell and Back Again"After so many years of war, society's become numb to pictures of…
January 29, 2012
All six ITVS films in competition at Sundance picked up awards on Saturday, marking an unprecedented accomplishment for the organization and the filmmakers.WINNER OF THE GRAND JURY PRIZE IN U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONThe House I Live In by Eugene Jarecki The film weaves together director Eugene Director's personal narrative with America's war on…
January 27, 2012
The House I Live In premiered last weekend at the Sundance Film Festival. The film weaves together director Eugene Jarecki's personal narrative with America's war on drugs. Here, producers including Sam Cullman, Melinda Shopsin, Danny Glover, and director Eugene Jarecki — reflect on the film and its Sundance premiere.
January 25, 2012
Sam Cullman, co-director and cinematographer of If a Tree Falls reacts to his Oscar Nomination, which he learned about on Tuesday at Sundance. The movie takes a behind-the-scenes look at Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls the "number one domestic terrorism threat" in America. If a Tree Falls aired on POV this past…