Kopple at the Montclair Film Festival, May 2015
July 30, 1946 |
New York City, New York
Most of my films have been documentaries, but I'm also very interested in narrative filmmaking.
I think I still have that same drive and determination, the same curiosity and passion for filmmaking that I did when I first started. Every film brings with it unique challenges and experiences, and I approach every one with the same enthusiasm.
I've always been interested in how people think, how they react to challenges in their lives – what makes people tick. I've also always been passionate about social issues and causes, and I wanted to make films that addressed important issues in very human terms.
We never really know what's around the corner when we're filming – what turn a story will take, what a character will do or say to surprise us, how the events in the world will impact our story.