Author Archive: Sanela Djokovic

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HELL AND BACK AGAIN

HELL AND BACK AGAIN

| October 5, 2011

Skillfully and fluently, photojournalist and director Danfung Dennis presents us with a poignant panorama capturing the phantoms of the battlefields in rural Afghanistan and those facing a young wounded Marine at home in North Carolina. With polished imagery, unmuddled matter and harsh truths, Hell and Back Again is a salient composition on the war in […]

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BUCK

BUCK

| October 4, 2011

How does a documentary about a child trick-roper turned cowboy turned horse whisperer serve as an all-encompassing reflection of the human condition? How can a man named Buck not only amaze people with the way he understands and communicates with horses, but actually make us think introspectively– and not just the horse owners who visit […]

BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: DEREK JETER’S 3,000TH HIT

BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: DEREK JETER’S 3,000TH HIT

| September 20, 2011

“Hopefully, he can play himself in his own movie,” said Tampa Bay Rays outfielder and former Yankee, Johnny Damon, about his old teammate Derek Jeter after the Rays lost to the Yankees on July 9, 2011, the day that Derek Jeter got his 3,000th hit. In the weeks leading up to this landmark event, the […]

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BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: 2003 ALCS GAME 7

BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: 2003 ALCS GAME 7

| September 6, 2011

New York Yankees fans probably have innings eight through eleven recorded on a VHS tape labelled ALCS 2003 Game 7, Aaron Boone!!! , or Who’s your daddy, Pedro? Their VCRs were set for when, as Derek Jeter put it, the ghosts would show up and bring them closer to restoring the Yankees to their rightful […]

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BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: 1960 WORLD SERIES GAME 7

BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: 1960 WORLD SERIES GAME 7

| September 6, 2011

It was the first and only Game 7 World Series-winning, walk-off home run in the history of Major League Baseball, and it punctuated an outstanding series filled with oddities. During the national broadcast of the 1960 World Series on NBC, Pittsburgh Pirates announcer Bob Prince called it the “zaniest World Series you could ever witness, […]

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CIRCUMSTANCE

CIRCUMSTANCE

| August 25, 2011

Driven by lyrical tension and sensuality, Circumstance is a striking and impassioned debut effort from Iranian-American filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz that cohesively sculpts the social and political context of modern-day Tehran within the story of two spirited teenage girls that share each other’s discontent, passions, and desires. Atafeh (Nikohl Booshari) comes from a privileged, intellectual family […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Janie Jones

TriBeCa 2011: Janie Jones

| May 1, 2011

Like many a familiar tune, Janie Jones feels like a safe, sweet rendition of a song we’ve known before. But, a good cast goes a long way and thanks a winning duo– Alessandro Nivola and Abigail Breslin– this film avoid stalness. It probably won’t find its way to a very large audience or even get […]

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TriBeCa 2011: ANGEL’S CREST

TriBeCa 2011: ANGEL’S CREST

| April 28, 2011

Occasionally, a chilling, grave portrait of loss, sorrow and regret hits the spot. Angel’s Crest, based on the Leslie Schwartz novel of the same title, navigates through the hearts and minds of the residents of a small, snowy town after a young man’s moment of thoughtlessness leads to tragedy. With her sophomore effort Gaby Dellal […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle & Judy Marte talk MARIA MY LOVE

TriBeCa 2011: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle & Judy Marte talk MARIA MY LOVE

| April 27, 2011

At just 25 years of age, Jasmine McGlade Chazelle is premiering her second film at the TriBeCa Film Festival. The first time the former competitive fencer, Harvard graduate and producer/writer/director was there was in 2009 for producing GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH, a musical directed by her husband Damien Chazelle. This year she […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Michael Collins, Marty Syjuco and the Larrañaga family talk about GIVE UP TOMORROW

TriBeCa 2011: Michael Collins, Marty Syjuco and the Larrañaga family talk about GIVE UP TOMORROW

| April 27, 2011

If there is any film at this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival that will stay with us it will be the documentary GIVE UP TOMORROW. In fact, it does more than stay with us, it awakens hibernating senses of empathy, honesty, integrity and stifles our gravitation toward apathy and numbness. The story of Paco Larrañaga’s wrongful […]

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