I've been busy for the last three months. In addition to my work with the Chicago International Film Festival, I've been churning out stories for several places: some old haunts of mine, some brand-new. Consider this my most up-to-date work portfolio.
national geographic doc talks
I've started a new regular series for NatGeo where I interview documentary filmmakers. Below, Q&As with:
A mandolin at the minnesota state fair
For Current, I profiled Chris Thile, the bluegrass prodigy and new host of A Prairie Home Companion, as he made his pilgrimage to the Land of the Butter Queen to assure Minnesotans he would do right by their public radio institution. (9/13/16)
Truly inconvenient truths
For Oscilloscope Musings, I take a deep dive into Jon Shenk's 2011 climate-change documentary The Island President and consider the most effective way to make an "issue doc." (8/3/16)
In August I was inducted into the Chicago Film Critics Association, a tremendous honor. I hope to make my fellow critics proud. Below, I keep up with the current culture: