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Revolutionary “Brother’s Keeper” Not an Antiseptic Documentary


Just miles from top-50 school Colgate University is the town of Munnsville, New York. In Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s film Brother’s Keeper (1992), a reporter describes it as a portal to the past, the home of humble farmers living as they did “200 years ago.” But trouble has come to Munnsville. 655 more words


Unforgettable documentaries: the 'Paradise Lost' film trilogy

With platforms like Netflix taking the world by storm, we’re getting exposure to more and more documentary films. This kind of genre is so popular because it often sheds light on controversial issues and opens discussion on topics that may not have had much attention from the media or the public. 806 more words

'In Cold Blood'-Based True Crime Docuseries Set At SundanceTV

SundanceTV has ordered four-part true crime documentary series Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited (working title), a reexamination of the crime chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book and Oscar-nominated film, for premiere next year. 375 more words

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Terrible Tuesday: "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" (2000)

It makes all too much sense that ill-fated Artisan Films pumped out a sequel to their 1999 box-office success, The Blair Witch Project. Questions of whether certain meticulously-arranged rock piles should be disturbed was a non-issue, and any sense of story continuity was jettisoned in favor of a hackneyed, nonsensical plot. 661 more words

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'Blair Witch' Flop Scares Up Horrific Memories For Joe Berlinger

EXCLUSIVE: At a $60,000 negative cost and a $248 million worldwide gross, the original Blair Witch Project remains an impossibly profitable no-budget found-footage genre film in movie history. 729 more words

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The Blair Blog Project - Vol 3: Book Of Shadows

Following the massive success of The Blair Witch Project, Artisan Films wanted a sequel, sooner rather than later. Artisan got in touch with the writers/directors of the first film, but they turned Artisan down, saying they wanted to wait a few years to make a great sequel. 1,386 more words


'Paradise Lost' Director Joe Berlinger Joins IDA's Board Of Directors

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger has joined the International Documentary Association’s (IDA) board of directors.

Said IDA Board President, Marjan Safinia in a statement: “Two years ago, at the inaugural Getting Real 2014 documentary conference, Joe Berlinger spoke movingly about the power of the IDA community rallying to support him as he dealt with law suits from Chevron in response to his film… 317 more words

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