Friday , July 10 2020

Documentaries

SXSW World/US Premieres: ‘Take Your Pills,’ ‘Half the Picture,’ ‘Ali & Cavett, The Tale of the Tapes’

SXSW Film Festival, Generation Wealth

The SXSW Film Festival 2018 included 136 feature films: 89 World Premieres, 13 North American Premieres, 6 U.S. Premieres, and 49 feature films from first-time filmmakers.

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SXSW Documentary Review: ‘Generation Wealth’ by Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield, Generation Wealth, SXSW Film Festival

Until the 'bust' of the boom-and-bust cycle, pleasure seekers are blind to their condition. They don't recognize that their material lasciviousness bleeds the soul and psyche. With guided, well-crafted commentary Greenfield describes how the materialism that consumerism perpetuates insidiously destroys.

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SXSW 2018 World Premiere: ‘¡Las Sandinistas!’ – Women Winning a War, Losing the Peace

Sandinistas

'Las Sandinistas', a documentary from filmmaker Jenny Murray, premiered at the SXSW Conference, Austin’s film, music and convergence festivals on March 12. It is rare when a documentary is so well done, it transcends the prejudices of both the filmmaker and the audience. 'Las Sandinistas' does exactly that. The film details the contributions made by women during the Nicaraguan Revolution.

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Movie Review: ‘Breaking Point’ Makes the Struggle for Freedom Personal

Breaking Point

'Breaking Point', a new documentary from Academy Award winning director Mark Jonathan Harris, makes you appreciate the struggle people go through to break free from the chains of oppressive regimes and establish democracy. Those of you who used to fall asleep in history class, don’t worry. You won’t fall asleep during this film.

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TIFF, NYFF Movie Review: ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,’ Oscar Nominated Documentary

Thomas Sung, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Steve James

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail by Steve James nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Feature Category sends an alarm to every thinking citizen in our culture. Indeed, the film reminds Americans of what remains crucial for a democracy to function. Equitable justice and accountability must thrive. Often it …

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Hamptons International Film Festival Opening Night Film Premiere: ‘Itzhak’ with Itzhak Perlman

Toby Perlman, Itzhak Perlman, HIFF Opening Night Premiere Red Carpet, Itzhak

How well do you know the effervescent Itzhak Perlman? Alison Chernick's documentary about the great violinist is a delightful portrait of the man and the myth.

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