Thom Powers is the documentary programmer of the Toronto International Film Festival where he has presented premieres by veteran directors such as Werner Herzog, Jonathan Demme, David Guggenheim and Kevin Rafferty; as well as the first feature length works of Adria Petty, Kristopher Belman and Jeffrey Levy-Hinte.
In TIFF's Mavericks conversation series, Powers presented works-in-progress clips of Sicko (2007), Religulous (2008), and The People Speak (2009), a year ahead of each film's release.
For most of the year, Powers lives in New York City where he is the founder and artistic director of the Stranger Than Fiction documentary series at the IFC Center. At STF, he has interviewed dozens of filmmakers including Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker, Ken Loach, and Nick Broomfield.
He is the co-chair of the Cinema Eye Honors, started in 2008.
Since 2000, he has taught a class on documentary development at New York University's School of Continuing Professional Studies. He is writing a history of American documentary in the 1960s for Faber & Faber.
|Raphaela Neihausen||(28 September 2008 - present)|
|Leela Jacinto||(4 June 1999 - ?) (divorced)|
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