GASLAND filmmaker Josh Fox takes us on a cross country whirlwind super-sleuth style investigation of the true impact of hydraulic fracking – a term we didn’t know about or care about until seeing the film. He delves into the logistics of natural gas extraction and questions the implications. (Also congrats to GasLand supporter Mark Ruffalo, for his Best Actor in a Supporting Role nom, The Kids Are All Right). In RESTREPO, acclaimed journalists Sebastian Juenger and Tim Hetherington take imbedded journalism to an extreme as they go to the furthest outpost of the Afghan war to give an unmediated glimpse at the soldiers who brave one of the most dangerous postings in the US Military. WASTE LAND is a vivid, breathtaking trip into the slums of Rio, the largest garbage dump on the planet, and the souls of the trash pickers who work there. Filmmaker Lucy Walker follows internationally renowned artist Vik Muniz as he enlists the trash pickers to create works of art on a grand scale.
With our warmest congratulations to the creators of each of these important films, those in the films and their champions.
We are also proud to announce, The Oath, GasLand, and Last Train Home won Cinema Eye Honors on January 18th in New York.
Some exciting new releases include 2010′s Academy Award® Best Documentary nominee Which Way Home, Tribeca Film’s My Last Five Girlfriends and the music doc Still Bill about soul legend Bill Withers.
And a couple pieces of great news out of Sundance - about the David Sington-directed financial crisis documentary The Flaw (Deadline Hollywood) and the coal mining doc The Last Mountain (indieWIRE).
… so we’ve been busy. Stay tuned for more updates shortly or join us on Facebook to be kept in the loop!