Joshua Glick is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Hendrix College, where he teaches courses on documentary, race, early cinema, and new media formations.
"This book is an essential contribution to an emerging field of documentary research that seeks to synthesize connections among otherwise coterminous yet parallel strands of documentary histories." - Film Quarterly
"Documentary makers who value the opportunity to understand how films of that era got made, and how the production and distribution practices established then continue to influence the market today, will profit greatly from reading this book." - Betsy McLane, Documentary
"The book is an encouragement to engage, now, with documentaries being made at the grassroots level by activist filmmakers and collectives, rather than waiting for the glossy, neutered account of the struggle." - Nora Stone, Los Angeles Review of Books
"An essential contribution to an emerging field of documentary research that seeks to synthesize connections among otherwise coterminous yet parallel strands of documentary histories...Above all, the book makes a point about the value of avoiding the binary cliché of an independent documentarian as an atomized private individual in opposition to government, while shedding light on Cold War documentary culture in general." - Hadi Gharabaghi, Film Quarterly
"Los Angeles Documentary deserves great attention not only as a deeply researched cinema-history book, but as a nuanced and sharp cultural and political study as well." - Andrea Mariani, Synoptique