"In film language, "documentary" and "narrative" are often used as if they are mutually exclusive terms. Practitioners may know the difference, yet upon further examination, the lines become blurred; whether performed by actors or pieced together from the archives, almost any film is first and foremost an act of storytelling." Read the full article
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman sat down with David Lewis of the SF Chronicle to discuss their 30-year history as filmmaking collaborators. They will be presented with the George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award at the SF International Film Festival this April 15th.
In recognition of their distinguished service to cinema, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will be presented with the George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival this April.
The program will include the presentation of the award and an onstage conversation with Rob and Jeff about their body of work, followed by a screening of their most recent film, End Game, and a Q and A with the filmmakers and subjects.
Directed, produced, and edited by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, END GAME follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death — and dedicated to changing our thinking about both.
The film premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this January 21st through 27th. View the full screening schedule.
Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Paragraph 175 fills a crucial gap in the historical record of World War II - the Nazi persecution of homosexuals - and reveals the lasting consequences of this hidden chapter of 20th century history. Winner of the Documentary Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival (2000), and the FIPRESCI Prize and Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film at Berlinale, Paragraph 175 remains a significant account of a little known history told from the voices of those who survived.
"Heart-stopping! Imbued with humanity and unexpected humor." -Jan Stuart, NEWSDAY
"Exquisite and powerful." -Mick LaSalle, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Not to be missed...elegant and powerful!" -David Ansen, NEWSWEEK