Sam Green
Joined 2015-03-12 19:36:54

Sam Green is a New York-based documentary filmmaker. He received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from University of California Berkeley, where he studied documentary with acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. Green’s 2004 feature-length film, the Academy Award-nominated documentary "The Weather Underground," premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast on PBS, and included in the Whitney Biennial. His most recent projects are the “live documentaries” "The Measure of All Things," (2014), "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller" (with Yo La Tengo) (2012), and "Utopia in Four Movements" (2010). With all of these works, Green narrates the film in-person while musicians perform a live soundtrack. He is also a prolific maker of short documentaries and has received grants from the Creative Capital, Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sam Green's articles

Transforming Documentary Film into Live Spectacle: Sam Green on Exploring the Fleeting Nature of Being Alive

“I don’t want to make a piece that bums people out. You can start to sound precious saying stuff like this, but in my mind, human connection and empathy are some of the highest aims of art."