“Interview: Festival Programmer and Pure Nonfiction Host Thom Powers”

I’ve got an interview with Thom Powers over at Nonfics. Thom, who has been called a “kingmaker for documentaries” by the New York Times, is host of the podcast Pure Nonfiction, documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Artistic Director of both the Stranger Than Fiction screening series and the documentary film festival DOC NYC, co-founder of both the Cinema Eye Honors and the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, curator of documentaries for Sundance Now, and the host of WNYC’s “Documentary of the Week” program.

Check out our conversation here.

Posted in Writing

“The Best Video Essays of 2016”

I’m delighted to have been a contributor to Fandor Keyframe’s “Best Video Essays of 2016” poll. In addition, it’s an honour to have my picks in such fine and esteemed company. Thank you to Fandor and its founding editor and chief video essayist Kevin B. Lee!

You can read the whole thing here.

Posted in Writing

VIDEO ESSAY: “Concerning the Best Documentary Oscar”

Posted in Video Essays

VIDEO ESSAY: “Ten Distinguished Documentarians Talk About Ten Fiction Films”

Posted in Video Essays

VIDEO ESSAY: “The Documentarian Dreams of Celluloid”

Posted in Video Essays

VIDEO ESSAY: “Making a True Crime Documentary: Part II”

Posted in Video Essays

VIDEO ESSAY: “Making a True Crime Documentary: Part I”


[UPDATE, 4/5/2016: I’m thrilled and grateful that Christopher Campbell shared this video essay in his daily “Today in Movie Culture” post at Movies.com today. Check it out here. Thanks, Christopher!]

Posted in Video Essays