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The Unselfish SurfersNot long after JONNO DURRANT and STEFAN HUNT—Australian surfers, filmmakers, and self-described "absolute kooks"...

The River Keeper

For 28-year-old TRIP JENNINGS, it's not that filming paddling expeditions in Papua New Guinea or first descents on the Congo River got old, but rather that the environmental...

The Rope Guns

NICK ROSEN and PETER MORTIMER, the 36-year-old owners of Boulder, Colorado–based Sender Films, have done the seemingly impossible: made climbing movies for the...

The Accidental Detective

In the spring of 2008, when 38-year-old theater and film director JOSH FOX got letters from energy companies offering him almost $100,000 to drill for natural gas on his rural...

The Outside Documentary Canon

We're living in the golden age of documentary films. Thanks to the advent of inexpensive cameras and facile editing software, the number of skilled filmmakers who are reporting from the front...

A Fly Fishing Movie that Doesn't Suck

Fishing porn is, in my opinion, the least enjoyable kind. It doesn't offer the terrifying thrills of ski flicks or the comically self-aggrandizing monologues that mark many kayaking movies. ...

The Making of <i>The Wildest Dream</i>

IT'S ONE THING to speculate about whether George Mallory and Sandy Irvine reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1924, a generation before Hillary and Norgay's success in 1953;...

Chris Malloy's 180 Degrees South

AT A TIME WHEN many people are worried about unemployment, along comes a movie that makes a convincing case for seeking it out. The feature-length travelogue 180° South

The Drifter: Aaron Eckhart

Like a lot of Hollywood stars, Aaron Eckhart's been around. No, not that way. We mean he's worked and lived, well, just about everywhere. "I've shot films in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, New York, Los...

FOOD, Inc.

Robert Kenner's new documentary FOOD, Inc. opens with a shot of a glowing cornfield and a quaint red farmhouse. Within minutes, headless chicken corpses the color of a sidewalk fill the...

Stranded DVD

Suddenly I heard a stampede of horses. Then I thought: Snow has buried the plane....

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