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Daniel Garber talks to Louis Theroux and John Dower about My Scientology Movie


Hi, this is Daniel Garber at the Movies for culturalmining.com and CIUT 89.5 FM.

The Church of Scientology, founded by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard, is an organization now led by David Miscavige.   194 more words


Cinephil Picks Up Hot Docs Jury Winner 'God Knows Where I Am' (EXCLUSIVE)

Tel Aviv-based sales agent Cinephil has acquired international rights to Jedd Wider and Todd Wider’s “God Knows Where I Am,” which won the special jury prize at Hot Docs and is set to have its European premiere at IDFA. 178 more words


ImagineNATIVE 2016: Angry Inuk

An Inuit community in Canada’s northern territories faces an interesting challenge. How can a culture, that prides itself on a patient and understated expression of anger, make themselves heard when their opponents are famous for a more aggressive approach? 388 more words


How Matt Johnson fooled NASA into letting him make a mockumentary about a fake moon landing

You could make a documentary about how Toronto filmmaker Matt Johnson snuck into NASA’s mission control in Houston to make a fake documentary about a faked moon landing. 703 more words


Interview: David Farrier Talks "Tickled"

To make a documentary film in the best suspense genre of Hollywood is not so easy. If you allow me to add the following line, then, it is almost impossible to deliver that kind of intensity where an investigative journalist investigates or narrates the story in a certain manner to keep you at the edge of your seat. 896 more words

Movie Reviews

Film Review: 'Under the Sun'

Propaganda is one of the least universal modes of communication, and one almost feels a tiny sympathy for the North Korean authorities naive enough to think veteran Russian documentarian Vitaly Mansky would tow the designated party line with “Under the Sun.” But instead, the invited guest filmmaker ruthlessly mocks and undermines their intentions by simply revealing the heavily scripted artifice imposed upon this supposed look at average (but exemplary!) family life in Pyongyang. 783 more words


Film Review: 'The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev'

In the tradition of the Von Trapps and the Jacksons, “The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev” profiles a long-running family musical act whose joyful musicality onstage is somewhat belied by the discordant notes hit behind the scenes. 725 more words