Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Documentary: A Year Inside the N.Y. Times

As the 11th Sundance Film Festival opens today in Park City, Utah, one of the most anticipated documentaries is “Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times” by Andrew Rossi, who, as the title suggests, spent a year following the fabled institution's reporters and editors.

According to Kara Swisher at All Things Digital:
What is probably most interesting is that many of the stories covered by the Times in the film are about the technological forces that have put it and other traditional media organizations through the digital ringer in recent years.
One of the biggest "characters" in the film -- in every sense of the word -- is Times' media columnist David Carr (pictured, left), who can be very funny, and doesn't pull his punches.

Here's a sneak peek:

The revered institution, and indeed the journalism industry, has surely come a long way since the days chronicled in one of our favorite books, "The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at the New York Times" by Gay Talese.

Rossi previously directed "Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven" (2007) and "Eat This New York" (2004) -- both documentaries about opening restaurants in New York City.

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