SF DOCFEST: The Plasticity of Reality

by Michael Fox

The popularity peak presently enjoyed by documentaries and reflected in the ongoing success of SF DocFest (opening June 5 and continuing through June 19 in San Francisco and Oakland) owes a great deal to a pair of galactic mainstream-media shifts over the last two decades: Hollywood lost interest in depicting the reality-based world and TV networks abdicated the work of investigative journalism.   Continue reading