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November 30, 2012
A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.POV is drumming up excitement over the results of its “Greatest Documentaries of All Time” poll. Filmmakers are discussing the documentaries that mean the most to them, including Marshall Curry on Sherman’s March: “It pulled back the curtain on the filmmaking process and…
February 6, 2012
Sundance 2012 was a record-breaking year year for ITVS and Independent Lens. Six ITVS funded films screened in the documentary competitions and all six were honored with Sundance awards. (ITVS had had seven films playing at Sundance in 2004; six films in 2002; and eight films in 1997 for those interested in banner years). Adding to that powerful showing,…
February 1, 2012
A sampling of coverage from the New York Times, Realscreen, and more …New York Times: Sundance Documentaries Transform Data Into Stories Over the weekend, The House I Live In, Eugene Jarecki’s heart-heavy investigation into the American war on drugs, nabbed the grand jury prize for documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Miller-McCune Magazine:…
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.