You may know about the red scare but do you know about the lavender scare? A new documentary shines a spotlight on the US government’s persecution of LGBT employees.
We Believe in Dinosaurs chronicles the building of the Ark Encounter, a new venture by The Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY and the consequent battle between the creationist and pro-science communities.
A group of friends get together to predict which celebrities will die that year. A new documentary explores how the participants play the game and how they face their own mortality.
Instant Dreams is a moody and atmospheric eulogy to a lost technology: Polaroid.
At the recent SXSW Film Festival, I had the pleasure of chatting with the documentary filmmaker Amy C. Elliott. Her latest film Salvage had its world premiere on opening night. … Continue Reading SXSW Interview: Amy C. Elliott, director of Salvage
Strange Negotiations is a poetic and deeply personal documentary about the loss of faith and the struggle to find oneself.
Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall is a compelling portrait of a difficult man with great talent who made an impact on the careers of the 20th century rock stars we know and love.
Sakawa is a compelling documentary that offers insight into a little-known world of internet scammers of Ghana, Africa.
ESPN documentary about race car driver Janet Guthrie, a marginalized figure in sports history. Her setbacks were so frustrating but her determination is awe-inspiring. A strong female role model for women of all ages.
Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy is a charming documentary that allows its subject’s vibrant personality shine through. It ensures Diana Kennedy’s contributions to preserving Mexican food culture is appreciated for decades to come.
Tread is a compelling and yet overly polished documentary about the 2004 attack on Granby, Colorado.
An intimate portrait of a community in flux and a powerful examination of both wastefulness and resourcefulness. Fascinating!
Documentaries, feature films, movies directed by women, Spanish-language cinema and more. Here are my SXSW Film Festival picks.
What does it take to become a champion? A new documentary examines top sports athletes to discover what made them the best of the best.
The Pad Project empowers women in a rural town in India to create and sell their own sanity pads and overcome the stigma of menstruation.
Academy Award nominated short doc offers a glimpse into a mostly forgotten moment in US history.