Adam Bhala Lough

Spirit Award-nominated writer/director Adam Bhala Lough has dedicated his career to telling compelling stories, collaborating with interesting people and creating authentic work. Moving between narrative and documentary, his films sit at the nexus of mainstream culture and the arthouse. He specializes in crafting real performances out of non-performers, artists, musicians, athletes and celebrities, while bringing Oscar-winning actors to the table as well. His six features have played at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Edinburgh and Karlovy Vary, to name a few. His latest film, the documentary The New Radical, is in theaters now. (Photo credit: Betty Bastidas)

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Does a Documentary Have to Take a Stance?

By Adam Bhala Lough | December 6, 2017

Does a Documentary Have to Take a Stance?

A film critic called me “irresponsible” for remaining objective to the highly controversial subjects of my new film. I have some thoughts.

13th Gives America a Much-Needed History Lesson

By Adam Bhala Lough | October 28, 2016

13th Gives America a Much-Needed History Lesson

Adam Bhala Lough on Ava DuVernay's powerful doc on the roots of African-American mass incarceration – and also on what it leaves out.

The New Movie Gangsters, The Big Short and the Pseudo-Sequel Adam McKay Should Make

By Adam Bhala Lough | February 25, 2016

The New Movie Gangsters, The Big Short and the Pseudo-Sequel Adam McKay Should Make

Director Adam Bhala Lough on his namesake McKay's Wall Street comedy drama, a surprise 2015 Oscar contender.

Adam Bhala Lough (Hot Sugar’s Cold World) Talks Adam McKay’s The Big Short

By Adam Bhala Lough | February 1, 2016

Adam Bhala Lough (Hot Sugar’s Cold World) Talks Adam McKay’s The Big Short

The writer-director explains how Wall Street movies are the new gangster flicks - and pitches Adam McKay on a follow-up to his Oscar contender.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember David Bowie

By Filmmakers | January 14, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember David Bowie

Rose McGowan, Alex Cox, Allison Anders, Bruce LaBruce and more remember the late iconic performer.

Adam Bhala Lough (The Carter) Talks Maxime Giroux’s Félix & Meira

By Adam Bhala Lough | April 23, 2015

Adam Bhala Lough (The Carter) Talks Maxime Giroux’s Félix & Meira

A director who abandoned the church as a teenager finds resonance in a film about a woman struggling with her religion and her community.