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  1. Celebrate Father's Day with a Social Screening

    June 15, 2012

    This Father's Day, join filmmaker Theresa Loong for a social screening of her documentary Every Day is a Holiday. The filmmaker will be fielding questions about the doc with her father Paul Loong, profiled in the film, on Sunday, June 17 at 12p PT / 3p ET.In Every Day Is a Holiday, Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong creates an intimate portrait of her

  2. Frameline’s LGBT Festival Presents: Love Free or Die

    June 15, 2012

    Macky Alston’s documentary on the first openly gay bishop Gene Robinson will screen Sunday, June 17 at 4:30pm PT at the Castro Theatre as part of the Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival. BTB caught up with Alston this past January at the Sundance Film Festival — where his documentary played before mass at St. Luke’s Church in Park City. See our wrap

  3. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster's American Promise

    June 14, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary American Promise by filmmakers Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster.American Promise is an intimate look at the 12-year journey of two African-American boys on the path to success at a prestigious prep school. This personal film explores the distinct and troubling growing pains young men of color

  4. Thursday on Independent Lens: We Were Here

    June 13, 2012

    BTB spoke with filmmaker David Weissman about his documentary We Were Here, which airs Thursday, June 14 on Independent Lens.We Were Here documents the arrival in San Francisco of what was then called the "Gay Plague" in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic, as well as the broad political and

  5. Last Days of the Arctic, Sunday on Global Voices

    June 8, 2012

    ITVS’s Annisa Kau sat down with Margrét Jónasdóttir (producer) to talk about the documentary Last Days of the Arctic, which premieres Sunday, June 10 on Global Voices on the WORLD Channel (check listings). Ragnar Alexsson, a.k.a. RAX, is among the most celebrated photographers in the world. His series Faces of the North are a living document of the dying