This post is another attempt at doing something different with all the great reading I find about documentary. Usually, I post a series of links on Twitter, but those posts quickly disappear in that site’s churn. Perhaps bringing them together into a post will be more useful and more stable in the long run.

She Blinded Me with…

If you’re missing Particle Fever, The National Film Board of Canada has a great post about physics documentaries.

Working with Archival Materials

The Documentary Life podcast features some great insights on working with archival materials.

Peer Pitch

The awesome Docs in Progress is holding two more peer pitches in June. Filmmakers with works in, well, progress can get feedback from documentary professionals. One is slated for Durham, and the other is slated for the D.C. area.

Festivals Bits and Bobs

Basil Tsiokos offers great overviews of Docaviv and Seattle. Submissions are now open for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, with the early birds due June 30.


Through October 28, 2018, The Art Institute of Chicago will be featuring an exhibit titled “Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950-1980.” As part of this exhibit, check out the audio tour of Now We Live on Clifton, a Kartemquin film about gentrification in the city. The film is available on DVD with others from Kartemquin’s collective era.