Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film

Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film

Published by: TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)
113 Episodes | First Released: Apr 13 '16 | 🇺🇸
If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Host Thom Powers is well-connected in this world as a documentary curator for the Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, and SundanceNow Doc Club. He leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. Listen to interviews with Oscar-winning filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams; as well as the directors of “Making a Murderer,” “Weiner” and “OJ: Made in America.” Often the stories behind the scenes are as dramatic as what’s on the screen. On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @purenonfiction. Subscribe now.
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JJ8757686
Jun 16 '19
Rating:   10
The best!

The best documentary podcast. Love the stories. Would love to hear from less well known docs too including shorts. Thanks for your hard work!

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CDMatthew
Oct 21 '18
Rating:   8
A must-listen for any doc enthusiast

I like all kinds of films, and there are MANY film podcasts to choose from. But if you LOVE documentaries as I do, Thom Powers’ PURE NONFICTION is one of the few podcasts (the only one?) that focuses on documentary films. Powers interviews superb filmmakers, both new and familiar, and often highlights docs before they find distribution. This is an excellent show, and with documentaries appearing to be increasingly popular, here’s hoping PURE NONFICTION will increase in popularity, too.

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AnsonPtson
Aug 10 '18
Rating:   10
WOW

I found this on new and noteworthy and listened because I like true crime and true crime documentaries. This was a really great look at the filmmaking side and I am going to keep listening even to the episodes that are about people who don't do true crime shows.

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journoMomx4
Jul 15 '18
Rating:   10
Riveting & insightful

This is a fave. Many pods are too long and this is one I’m always hoping for more. I wish I could work with Thom (& Rafaella on both pods) bc they know so much & bring out the filmmakers so well. I usually can’t get enough of these interviews. Thank you.

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NickJuz92
Jul 7 '18
Rating:   10
Genius

We have a man that can easily be called the documentary genius of our time. Great job and congrats Thom!

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shannoncason
Apr 14 '18
Rating:   10
Great Conversations!

Thom gets beneath the surface insights from his guests. The conversations take you deep into the process, creativity, and life of interesting people. It's a great listen for anyone who loves film and stories, and it's a must listen if you want to learn about documentary storytelling. Quality show!

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HTS22
Jun 19 '17
Rating:   10
Great

Great podcast, well done. Please do a podcast on the film "Vaxxed."

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D Melon
Feb 11 '17
Rating:   10
The best doc podcast I've listened to!

Pure Non-Fiction has great in depth interviews with the best doc filmmakers. The quality of the podcast from the guest selection, Tom's smooth voice and audio quality is great.

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PVBarbara
Jan 6 '17
Rating:   10
Excellent Podcast!

Topics and filmmakers are always intertesting. The interviewer knows his stuff, asks great questions, then gets out of the way. Sound quality always excellent. I've discovered a lot of interesting docs from listening to this show.

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Pat Aufderheide
Nov 29 '16
Rating:   10
Great resource

Wow, this is going straight into my syllabi, and it's mandatory for all my MFA students. What a treasure.

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Pete from Sanford
Nov 10 '16
Rating:   10
Very well put together

I could get used to this!!

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