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.
Most Recent Episode
PN 50: D.A. Pennebaker on “Monterey Pop” at 50
2 days ago
Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Who are among the classic acts captured by D.A. Pennebaker in “Monterey Pop.” Now for the 50th anniversary of the concert, the film is being released in a new 4k restoration by The Criterion Collection and Janus Films. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviewed Pennebaker along with two of the film’s cameramen Jim Desmond and Nick Proferes on June 14, 2017 at the IFC Center in front of a live audience.
For more on Pennebaker, listen to his interview with Chris Hegedus, discussing their films “Town Bloody Hall,” “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” “The War Room,” and “Unlocking the Cage” on Pure Nonfiction episode 9.
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Our podcast will take a break for the summer and resume with Season 4 in the fall. Stay tuned to @PureNonfiction on Twitter for updates.