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The Fog of Truth: Close-Up on Documentaries

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A podcast exploring the definition and boundaries of documentary cinema, as well as current releases within the genre.

A podcast exploring the definition and boundaries of documentary cinema, as well as current releases within the genre.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast exploring the definition and boundaries of documentary cinema, as well as current releases within the genre.

Twitter:

@fogoftruth

Language:

English

Contact:

443-955-0226


Episodes

Season 13 Episode 2 Theaters of War

11/21/2022
Bart Interviers Roger Stahl, director of the Documentary Theaters of War If you've seen Top Gun or Transformers, you might suspect all that military machinery comes with strings attached. This influence is not limited to a handful of movies, though. A vast new trove of internal documents reveals that the Pentagon and CIA have doctored thousands of film and television scripts. Parting the curtains on this world, media professor Roger Stahl engages an array of other stunned scholars,...

Duration:00:11:11

Season 13 Episode 1- Not Depressing Docs

10/25/2022
Justina, John, and Bart try to cheer you up with NOT DEPRESSING DOCUMENTARIES. John talks about FINDING HER BEAT, Bart talks about CAT DADDIES and Justina Talks about BECOMING.

Duration:00:18:32

Season 12 Episode 7 Moonage Daydream

9/24/2022
Bart and John Discuss the Documentary experience that is Moonage Daydream.

Duration:00:20:21

Season 12 Episode 6 LABOR!

9/3/2022
Justina and Bart talk about the role of labor in the past and the present and discuss films that deal with labor.

Duration:00:16:16

Season 12 Episode 5 Abortion

6/30/2022
John Justina and Bart DIscuss documentaries that deal with Abortion rights.

Duration:00:18:50

Season 12 Episode 4 GUNS!

6/9/2022
John, Justina, and Bart talk about gun documentaries.

Duration:00:30:55

Season 12 Episode 3 Category Woman

5/16/2022
Justina John and Bart talk about "Catagory: Woman" a film that played at Hot Docs, there are some hot takes.

Duration:00:14:41

Season 12 Episode 2 Fireboys

5/1/2022
Justine and Bart talk about the film Fireboys and have an interview with one of the directors Jake Hochendoner

Duration:00:17:02

Season 12 E 1 Docs in Festivals

4/9/2022
Justina, John and Bart talk about films seen at SXSW, Oxford Film Festival, and Thin Line Fest

Duration:00:15:45

Fog of Truth 1107

2/5/2022
Justina, John and Bart have a late-night discussion about Dick Johnson is Dead, Sundance Docs, Tik Tok Docs, Annie Hall, and a funeral with dogs.

Duration:00:25:52

Fog of Truth- Bonus Slamdance with Summre Garber

1/31/2022
Summre talks about her favorite documentaries that will be playing at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Duration:00:08:45

Fog of Truth Episode 1106 Procession

1/10/2022
John, Justina, and Bart talk about Robert Greens's Procession, Sundance, and industrial Musicals.

Duration:00:22:42

Episode 1105 The Best of 2021

12/31/2021
Justina, John, and Bart discuss their top 10 documentary lists of 2021, and former Fog of Truth co-host Christopher Llewellyn Reed chimes in his updates about him, his top 10 list, and his love life.

Duration:00:18:37

Season 11 Episode 4 The Beatles Get Back

12/17/2021
John Bart and Guest Host Bruce Richardson talk Beatles

Duration:00:27:28

Fog Truth Season 11 Episode 3

11/27/2021
John, Justina, and Bart talk about The Neutral Ground

Duration:00:20:25

Fog of Truth Season 11 Episode 2

11/18/2021
John Justina and Bart interview Keith Maitland about his new film "Dear Mr. Broady"

Duration:00:20:52

The Fog of Truth Season 11 Episode One Roadrunner

11/2/2021
We are back, with new hosts Justina Walford and John Wildman. This week we review Morgan Neville's "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain"

Duration:00:25:17

Bonus Episode: Slamdance 2021

2/26/2021
In this bonus episode, we invite back our former cohost Summre Garber to talk about the documentary slate at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival, where she is co-captain of the documentary-features program. Then we all discuss, in depth, the following three films: Code Name: Nagasaki, Everyone Wants to Be the Next Weismann and Holy Frit. This episode marks the departure of Chris Reed as permanent cohost, leaving Bart Weiss in charge of the future. Should be fun! Enjoy! Group Review...

Duration:00:35:34

Bonus Episode: Best Documentaries of 2020

12/23/2020
In this bonus episode, cohosts Bart and Chris revisit their favorite documentaries of 2020, and then invite, each in turn, six guest hosts from the past year to chat about their own favorites. Those guests, in alphabetical order, are: Hannah Buchdahl, Sandie Angulo Chen, Leslie Combemale, Roxana Hadadi, Lisa Sanchelo and Debra Zimmerman. Chris and Bart each gave a Top 10, while our guests each listed a Top 5. Those lists follows, below, in the order given on the episode. Enjoy, and see you...

Duration:00:53:01

Episode 1006: White Noise / American Dharma

11/11/2020
We wrap up Season 10 with returning guest host Anuradha Rana (Associate Professor, School of Cinematic Arts, DePaul University) as we review Daniel Lombroso's White Noise, a profile of some of the current leading figures among the alt-right. This leads to a discussion of the dangers of turning one's lens on problematic ideologues, given how the camera may amplify their message even as it deconstructs and criticizes it. From there, Bart and Chris interview the great Errol Morris, whose...

Duration:00:57:51