Made for cinephiles: Films on film

Hitchcock/Truffaut brings to life the discussions of the films of Alfred Hitchcock between Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut in 1962 over one week and is in cinemas now. We look at other documentaries that study film and directors from the past and present.

Side By Side (2012) by Christopher Kenneally

The documentary investigates the history, process and work/flow of both digital and photochemical film creation with discussions from directors such as James Cameron, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and many others.

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) by Louis Black & Karen Bernstein

A feature documentary on the life and work of filmmaker. Richard Linklater from his early days of Slacker to his most recent success Boyhood with interviews from his family, friends and co-workers. Dogwoof is excited to release this film in November 2016.

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) by Chuck Workman

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist. The film is a chronological review of his personal life and achievements with excerpts from almost all of his films.

Altman (2014) by Ron Mann

A look at the life and work of American filmmaker Robert Altman by filmmaker Ron Mann.

The Story Of Film: An Odyssey (2011) by Mark Cousins

A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures giving a guided tour of the greatest movies ever made.

VS. The Life And Films Of Ken Loach by Louise Osmond

The film presents a behind-the-scenes account of Ken Loach’s career as he prepares to release his final major film ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Dogwoof will release this film in June 2016 so keep your eyes out!

Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures (2001) by Jan Harlan

The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Charlie: The Life And Art Of Charles Chaplin (2003) by Richard Schickel

Narrated by Sydney Pollack, the documentary takes a chronological look the life and work of the towering figure in film: Charlie Chaplin with interviews from family and famous fans.