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Filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill join "The Cycle" to share details about the documentary that follows people who cash in on actual trash to survive. "The Cycle" - msnbc’s new show – is hosted by an ensemble of msnbc contributors featuring...
Directors Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill discuss their Academy Award-nominated documentary short “Redemption.” They’re also joined by Susan, who is featured in the film, about New York City’s growing “canning” profession—more and more men and women...
Is the glass half-full or half-empty? In the movies, at least, the balance between hope and suffering usually tilts decisively toward hope. That is the predominant mood of “The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013,” an anthology of three programs: live...
The Oscars are looming and, while the name on everyone else’s lips is Beasts of the Southern Wild, here at DocGeeks we’ve been feasting our greedy little eyes on some of the short docs that are lined up for Oscar glory. Redemption is the latest...
If you want to really take names in your Oscar pool, you really have to know your way around the short film categories. Most people simply choose blindly in those three races, often favoring the most pleasing or the most serious sounding title in...
The subjects covered in the films nominated for the 2013 documentary short Academy Award might make a moviegoer wilt at the prospect of compassion fatigue. Homeless teens, women with breast cancer, Rwandan children in dire need of heart surgery — in...
If you’re really hoping to win your office Oscar pool, you’ll need to see every competitor — and that means going beyond Best Foreign Language Film nominees. Watch the Best Short Film contenders now, and you’ll both up your odds and impress all...
Democracy Now! speaks with Jon Alpert and Matt O’Neill, co-directors of the new HBO documentary Redemption, about their experience making the film. Redemption examines New York City’s canners — the largely invisible people who survive by redeeming...
Downtown Community Television has served as both an educational video center for its Chinatown neighborhood and a pioneering independent producer for major broadcast networks. DCTV is marking its 40th anniversary this fall. Jon Kalish talks to its...
The Leonard Lopate Show lets you in on the best conversations with writers, actors, ex-presidents, dancers, scientists, comedians, historians, grammarians, curators, filmmakers, and do-it-yourself experts. On this episode, filmmaker Jon Alpert...