So, it looks like Oprah is expanding her brand to include a “documentary club”. It’s like a book club but, for documentaries. Hopefully, this will bring some well deserved notoriety to documentary filmmakers around the world. After all – Oprah always “goes big”. Maybe Doc & a Drink should start a campaign to be advisors for the club?! What do you think?
HERE AT THE DETAILS:
At the 2010 Sundance Festival, ro*co and OWN announced their first acquisition for the “Doc Club” , Family Affair:
- “At 10 years old, Chico Colvard shot his older sister in the leg. This seemingly random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities and shattered his family. Thirty years later, Colvard ruptures veils of secrecy and silence again. As he bravely visits his relatives, what unfolds is a personal film that’s as uncompromising, raw, and cathartic as any in the history of the medium.”
– becky beamer