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Rebels on Pointe

An affectionate tribute to a very New York–centric project that has outgrown its outré origins and developed a global following.

By |November 15th, 2017|Documentary, GLBT|0 Comments

Sammy Davis Jr., the Beatles, and David Bowie | DOC NYC 2017

The all-documentary festival jacks ups the glitz quotient with three films profiling high-status singers and entertainers.

By |November 9th, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments

DOC NYC 2017

This year’s festival features a big, lively slate of world and U.S. premieres.

By |November 9th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments


How do communities reconcile after the horrors of occupation and combat? In 1945, they do it with evil intentions, a guilty conscience, and the eager desire to usurp or defraud one’s fellow man.

By |October 30th, 2017|Top Picks, War|0 Comments

Liberation Day

Who more than Laibach should be the first Western rock band to serenade the isolated, Kim Jong-un–worshipping state of North Korea with totalitarian chic?

By |October 30th, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments

The Rape of Recy Taylor | NYFF 2017

This important documentary aims to correct a flagrant case of injustice and provide the context in which it took place.

By |October 15th, 2017|Documentary, Festivals|0 Comments

Human Flow

Am I my brother’s keeper? How you answer this question might determine how you feel about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s ambitious film on the world’s refugee crisis.

By |October 12th, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments


A vivid documentary portrait of the vain, pain-wracked, but magnetic Mexican singing star and lesbian icon Chavela Vargas.

By |October 12th, 2017|GLBT, Music|0 Comments


An epic World War II saga filmed in deep black and fine-grained white.

By |October 12th, 2017|War|0 Comments