Cynthia Fuchs is director of Film & Media Studies and Associate Professor of English, Film & Video Studies, African and African American Studies, Sport & American Culture, and Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University.
Sunday, September 11 2011
The many documentaries on 9/11 show that this is what the day has been and remains, history conveyed by images, history reconfigured to shape what comes after, history that is perpetual.
Thursday, January 13 2011
A remarkable number of documentaries challenged basic assumptions about structure and representation, faith and truth.
Thursday, November 18 2010
Filmmaker Chico Colvard talks about his memories, his award-winning documentary (Family Affair) -- opening this Friday at the Quad -- and the whiteness of the independent film community.
Thursday, May 6 2010
Alex Gibney says, "The reason I hate the whole bad apple thing is because it allows us as human beings to completely disengage, to say, 'I'd never do anything bad, because I'm good.'"
Thursday, March 4 2010
Antoine Fuqua's new film, Brooklyn's Finest, is about men under pressure, men whose choices range between "righter and wronger", as on character outs it.
Monday, December 22 2014
This is a new Annie, decidedly anti-nostalgic and only clumsily cynical, but at the same time it tries too hard to both be and not be the previous Annie.
Friday, December 19 2014
This film makes J.M.W. Turner's story fascinating, his personal failings and artistic innovations seemingly inevitable, throbbing, propulsive and painful.
Thursday, December 18 2014
As Nicholas Vreeland's journey into Buddhist philosophy goes deeper, the tension between his photography and his role as a monk increases.
Tuesday, December 16 2014
Within three minutes, the film connects stories across time as told by painters and observers and those who work in London's National Gallery.
Monday, December 15 2014
Amanda Wilder's remarkable "free school" documentary shows all sorts of pleasures and tensions among the kids and adults as they figure out how to manage such an experiment.
Saturday, November 8 2014
Watchers of the Sky screens at the Doc Yard on 8 November.
Tuesday, October 21 2014
“Even in my darkest nightmares, I couldn’t have imagined the city as it is today. Nothing interrupts this silence, but the chirping of birds and the roaring of bombardment.”
Friday, October 3 2014
"Some women enter into the system and say, 'We will play the game the way it has always been played,'" says Nigerian pro-democracy activist Hafsat Abiola. "Some of them will say the game has caused so much wrong, if I can make one little difference, I must do it."
Thursday, September 18 2014
Friday, August 29 2014
The work of Dr. Susan Robinson forms the focus of Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's intelligent, conscientious documentary, After Tiller, premiering on PBS' POV series on September 1.