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Barbara Kopple on 'Hot Type' and Why Being a Documentary Filmmaker is Easier Than Ever

27 February 2015 7:16 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation," the latest film from two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, will have its world premiere as the closing night film of the Documentary Fortnight 2015: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media on Friday, February 27. Kopple, who won Academy Awards for "Harlan County U.S.A." and "American Dream," has also directed "Shut Up and Sing" about the Dixie Chicks, "Wildman Blues" about Woody Allen's New Orleans-style jazz band, "Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson," "Running from Crazy" and many other acclaimed documentaries. Kopple recently spoke to Indiewire about her latest project, which tells the story of The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, now in its 150th year. The film captures the daily life of staff writers and editors as well as reporters covering stories in the field, from Haiti to »

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