Live Chat with Filmmaker Marshall Curry

POV invites you to join filmmaker Marshall Curry (If a Tree Falls, Racing Dreams) for a live chat today at 11AM PT / 2PM ET.  Follow this link to participate in the live chat.

Participating in the live chat will be Marshall Curry, director of Racing Dreams and the Oscar-nominated film If a Tree Falls, along with a special guest, driver Annabeth Barnes, who was featured in Curry’s POV documentary Racing Dreams. Join the chat TODAY for a chance to ask both Marshall and Annabeth your questions at 11AM PT / 2PM ET!

Guess the Oscars with ITVS

It’s Academy Awards time again and this year ITVS has not one, but two horses in the Oscar race! Among the films selected for best documentary were two ITVS programs: Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis and If a Tree Falls by filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman (broadcast last September on POV). Hell and Back Again airs on May 24, 2012 at 10 PM and on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, both nights at 10 PM on Independent Lens.

We wanted to do something fun in anticipation of Sunday’s festivities, so we whipped up a quick little ballot for you to fill out and submit, to see how many of you can guess the outcome in several major categories. We’ll accept ballot entries (one per user, please!) up until 5 PM PST on Sunday, February 26, 2012. We’ll randomly select five entries from among the highest scores for personal glory and some special surprises.

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Oscar Nominated Filmmakers Visit Talk of The Nation

Filmmakers Danfung Dennis (Hell and Back Again) and Marshall Curry (If A Tree Falls) appeared separately on NPR this week to discuss their respective films — both of which have been nominated for an Academy Award. Listen to the interviews with host Neal Conan, below:

Hell and Back Again
“After so many years of war, society’s become numb to pictures of conflict, and so I felt like I had to move into a new medium to try to shake people from their indifference.” — Danfung Dennis on Hell and Back Again (the documentary will premiere on Independent Lens on May 24 and nationwide on Memorial Day). LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW HERE.


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The Oscar Speculation Continues with If a Tree Falls

The New York Times Dot Earth blog recently featured Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman’s ITVS-funded documentary If a Tree Falls. The film takes an in-depth look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI called the “number one domestic terrorism threat” in America.

Watch the trailer for If a Tree Falls after the jump.
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This Week on POV: If a Tree Falls

The documentary lifts the veil on a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” 

ITVS-funded filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman’s documentary If a Tree Falls will air Tuesday, September 13 on POV.  The film offers a behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental organization that the FBI calls the “number one domestic terrorism threat” in America. Check out the trailer after the jump…
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If A Tree Falls Opens in NYC

The documentary will premiere at the IFC in New York City on June 22.

Filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman are happy to announce the theatrical release of their documentary If a Tree Falls, which premieres at the IFC in New York City on June 22 and will move on to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC, among other cities. The film offers a behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental organization that the FBI calls the “number one domestic terrorism threat” in America.
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