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So far Cary Meltzer Frostick has created 36 blog entries.

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

3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

Directed by Marc Silver
Produced by Minette Nelson and Carolyn Hepburn
Released by Participant Media
USA. 98 min. Not rated
On the Friday after Thanksgiving in 2012, four African-American teens pulled into a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, for gum and cigarettes. Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, and his fiancée pulled into the space next to them. Dunn […]

By |June 19th, 2015|Crime, Documentary|0 Comments

Know How

Edited and Directed by Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza
Produced by the Possibility Project
USA. 106 min. Not rated
With Joshua Elijah Adams, Deshawn Brown, Niquana Clark, Michael Kareem Dew, Gabrielle Garcia, Ainsley Henry, Gilbert Howard, Lee Jimenez, Claribelle Pagan, and Ebonee Simpson
The Possibility Project, a New York nonprofit, brings teens together to write and perform an original musical […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Musical, Teen|0 Comments

One Cut, One Life

Directed by Lucia Small and Ed Pincus
Produced by Mary Kerr
Released by First Run Features
USA. 105 min. Not rated

In Japanese swordsmanship, the expression “one cut, one life” refers to the importance of making every movement count. For Ed Pincus, it is also a philosophy for how to live life, one that has taken on a new […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Documentary, Film History|0 Comments

Song from the Forest

Written & Directed by Michael Obert
Produced by Alexandre Tondowski and Ira Tondowski
English and Yaka with English subtitles
Germany/USA/Central African Republic. 96 min. Not rated
As a young man, Louis Sarno loved classical music, being especially drawn to compositions rich in polyphony. He discovered a similar harmonization present in the music of pygmy tribes, and he became obsessed […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Documentary|0 Comments

52 Tuesdays

Directed by Sophie Hyde
Produced by Bryan Mason, Matthew Cormack, Rebecca Summerton, and Hyde
Written by Matthew Cormack, story by Cormack and Hyde
Released by Kino Lorber
Australia. 114 min. Not rated
With Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbet-Jane, Imogen Archer, and Sam Althuizen

Prior to filming, director Sophie Hyde and screenwriter Matthew Cormack set specific ground rules for the making of their […]

By |March 29th, 2015|GLBT, Top Picks|0 Comments