Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film
About This Show
If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Host Thom Powers is well-connected in this world as a documentary curator for the Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, and SundanceNow Doc Club. He leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. Listen to interviews with Oscar-winning filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams; as well as the directors of “Making a Murderer,” “Weiner” and “OJ: Made in America.” Often the stories behind the scenes are as dramatic as what’s on the screen. On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @purenonfiction. Subscribe now.
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PN 23: Demme on Talking Heads, Neil Young & Justin Timberlake
2 days ago
Jonathan Demme is receiving a retrospective this fall at the Stranger Than Fiction screening series at New York’s IFC Center. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers leads this conversation with Demme about his concert films with Talking Heads, Neil Young and Justin Timberlake. Demme shares behind the scenes details of “Stop Making Sense,” “Neil Young: Heart of Gold,” and a little bit on his newest film “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids” that’s coming to Netflix. This interview was recorded before a live audience at TIFF Doc Conference. Earlier this year, Powers interviewed Demme about his portrait films including “The Agronomist,” “Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains,” and “I’m Carolyn Parker” on Pure Nonfiction episode 6.
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Pure Nonfiction is distributed by the TIFF podcast network.
Stop Making Sense
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids