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So far Cary Meltzer Frostick has created 32 blog entries.

Thank You for Playing

Joel Green is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at the age of 12 months and given just three months to live. His father, Ryan, a professional programmer drawn to video game design, creates a project that serves as a coping mechanism for himself and a memorial to Joel’s life.

By |March 18th, 2016|Documentary|0 Comments

Songs My Brother Taught Me

The cinematography, the subtly paced storytelling, and the doleful music score combine to form an artistic expression akin to free verse poetry.

By |March 6th, 2016|Family drama, Indie|0 Comments

The Messenger

It was once believed that birds were messengers whose flight and song could be interpreted to foretell the future, but over time, as the world became increasingly industrialized, we lost the connection we once shared with their world. Through her documentary, director Su Rynard hopes to call our attention, once again, to what the songbirds […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|Environmental, Top Picks|0 Comments

The Summer of Sangaile

Dreamlike and deeply sensual, The Summer of Sangaile relies primarily on evocative imagery to relate its story of first love and self-discovery. The film opens at an air show with 17-year-old Sangaile (Julija Steponaityte) watching in fearful longing as stunt planes perform vertical climbs, loops, and dangerous plunging dives. Auste (Aiste Dirziute) works the show […]

By |November 25th, 2015|GLBT, Teen|0 Comments

Theeb

Set amid the stark beauty of the Jordanian Desert, director Naji Abu Nowar’s noteworthy debut film is a coming-of-age story steeped in Bedouin culture and the events of 1916. World War I is raging, and the Ottoman Empire is in a state of upheaval. Arab factions wage a revolution, and Great Britain defends its […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Epic, Top Picks, War|0 Comments

Difret

Based on real events, the story portrayed in this layered film occurs in 1996 in Ethiopia, just three years after women were granted equal rights under the law. In the capitol city of Addis Ababa, social services have been established to assist women and girls, including free legal aid. Meaza Ashenafi (Meron Getnet) heads the […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Crime, Foreign, Teen|0 Comments

The Boy from Geita

There was a time in Africa when albino children were starved, poisoned, or drowned at birth before neighbors could discover their existence. Albinos were said to jinx the home. Husbands rejected wives who gave birth to a child with albinism, or rejected the child. Albinos were thought to be soulless, ghosts that walked among the […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Documentary|0 Comments

A Brilliant Young Mind

For director Morgan Matthews’s first feature film, he drew upon a documentary he produced and directed about the selection and training of the British team for the 2006 International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO), titled Brilliant Young Minds (2007). Many of the young competitors had a form of autism, which that film linked to their mathematical ability.

In […]

By |September 20th, 2015|Teen, Top Picks, U. K.|0 Comments

Tangerines

Written and Directed by Zaza Urushadze
Produced by Urushadze and Ivo Felt
DVD released by First Run Features
Estonian and Russian with English subtitles
Estonia/Republic of Georgia. 89 min. Not rated.
With Lembit Ulfsak, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakhashidze, Elmo Nüganen, and Raivo Trass
In 1992, during the war between Georgia and the breakaway region of Abkhazia, the majority of the […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Featured, Foreign, Top Picks, War|0 Comments