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Radcliff's Review: Visual Acoustics

A new feature from Docs In Progress' Docs Interactive.  Matthew Radcliff from Paignton Pictures, who updates the Documentary Round-Up list of docs screening around the DC area, will be providing occasional reviews of documentaries you should know about.  First up is a review of Visual Acoustics: the Modernism of Julius Shulman, Eric Bricker's 2008 film which is currently showing at Landmark's E Street Theatre.

 

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How I Spent My Summer Part 6 (Erica Ginsberg)

The final in our series of blogs from Docs In Progress alumni and staff about how they spent their summer.  We wrap-up with Erica Ginsberg, Docs In Progress Executive Director.

An International Trip Which Was Better Than a Summer Vacation

 

 

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How I Spent My Summer: Part 5 (Sam Hampton)

We continue our guest blog series in which we ask Docs In Progress staff and alumni to let us in on how they spent their summers.  Next up, Docs In Progress Director of Planning and Special Projects Sam Hampton.

A Summer of Community Outreach

 

 

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How I Spent My Summer Part 4 (Adele Schmidt)

 

The next installment of our guest blog series in which we ask Docs In Progress staff and alumni to reflect on how they spent their summers in documentary land.  Now we hear from staff about what we've been up to both in and outside of Docs In Progress.  First up, Adele Schmidt, our Director of Programs and Services.

 

 

Our first summer at the Doc House 

 

 

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How I Spent My Summer Part 3 (Carolyn Projansky)

The next installment of our guest blog series in which we ask Docs In Progress staff and alumni to reflect on how they they spent their summers in documentary land€¦ 

 

Next up, Carolyn Projansky whose film The Fast Lane was featured at a Docs In Progress  work in progress screening in 2005.   She is now at work on a feature documentary, Breaking the Rules about white South Africans who fought against the system in the Apartheid era.  As she continues production, Projansky has started to build her audience and has discovered a new tool to help.

 

 

 

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How I Spent My Summer: Part 2 (Andre Dahlman)

The next installment of our guest blog series in which we ask Docs In Progress staff and alumni to reflect on how they they spent their summers in documentary land... 

 

Next up, Andre Dahlman whose film MURPHY'S GAMBIT: A CHESS HUSTLER'S STORY was featured in the Docs In Progress 2008 Trailer Night.  Andre has also taken several classes with Docs In Progress and was one of three Docs In Progress Fellows to the 2008 Flaherty Film Seminar.   While Andre gained a lot from the challenging discussions at Flaherty, he was up for another challenge this summer.

 

 

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How I Spent My Summer: Part 1 (Aviva Kempner)

 

It's a rite of fall for schoolchildren to share with each other how they spent their summer breaks.  We thought we'd ask the same of colleagues in the documentary community by asking some Docs In Progress alumni and staff to reflect on how they spent their summers.  Over the next month, we'll be sharing some of these summer stories. 

 

 

First up, Aviva Kempner whose film YOO HOO, MRS. GOLDBERG was shown at a Docs In Progress work-in-progress screening in 2005.  Kempner completed the film earlier this year and, from the sounds of it, this summer has involved lots of travel, but been far from a vacation.

 

 

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Wrap-Up from SilverDocs 2009

In this instant-gratification-60-character-status-upsilverdocs-theater-2009date age, it may seem a little odd to be writing up my reflections on a film festival which ended three weeks ago.  But it has taken me that long to collect my thoughts and impressions of the 2009 SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival.  And, although I have attended the festival every year since it began in  2003, this year was a bit different.  For it was the first year where I would be attending as someone with a foot fully in the documentary world, not as a sideline project.   It might seem like attending this year as the full-time Executive Director of Docs In Progress would create a different set of expectations for me.  But in reality, I had few expectations.  Mostly because I had so little time to create them.

 

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Silverdocs is coming...Don't go hungry.

SILVERDOCS begins Monday night and Silver Spring is about to become the world capital of all things documentary.  While I probably won't have much time to blog during the festival itself, I will definitely give my annual wrap-up on the festival and conference.

 

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Come hang out with us at SILVERDOCS

It's that time of year again.  SILVERDOCS is coming June 15-22, bringing with it the promise of documentaries, filmmakers, and great dialogues around all things documentary - reacting to films, panels on the joys and challenges of production, fundraising, outreach, and so on.   And it's all in our backyard!

 

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