Tag: documentary

Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto

Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Béla Anton Leoš Fleck plays the banjo. Considering what he’s done with the instrument, transforming it to work in a multitude of styles and genres, makes him quite possibly the most famous banjo player in the world. But the Béla Fleck we meet in the film Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto would […]

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2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago

2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF), presented by Transcendence Global Media, NFP, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events, will showcase a captivating exploration of film in the areas of nonviolence, tolerance and social justice – with corresponding panels and filmmaker Q&As – at the Chicago Cultural Center’s […]

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And You Belong

And You Belong

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

And You Belong is a film about the collaborative music duo Scream Club, an exclusive group of women performing electronic, techno, and hip hop. Their music is simple, with uncomplicated beats backing up fun, straightforward lyrics. Scream Club’s main players are Cindy Wonderful and Sarah Adorable, both of who identify themselves as female, homosexual musicians. […]

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The Overnighters

The Overnighters

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

What worth is the “American Dream” if one’s own livelihood is destroyed at its pursuit? This is the lingering question that lies at the heart of Jesse Moss’ incredible film The Overnighters, a powerful documentary unlike any other and a spectacle of non-fiction filmmaking. Set in Williston, North Dakota, The Overnighters follows Jay Reinke, a […]

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Sex (Ed) The Movie

Sex (Ed) The Movie

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

I pretty much got exactly what I was hoping for out of this documentary.  Years ago, I wrote a short article about the dawn of sex education in American in the 1920s.  It was a fascinating topic, rooted largely in the moral and religious climate of the time.  Reading about propaganda and teaching strategies to […]

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Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the 20th century, Martha Hill […]

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Ancient Aliens – Season 6, Volume 2

Ancient Aliens – Season 6, Volume 2

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was intrigued by the premise of this series for a while.  If you’re unfamiliar with the show, each episode examines a historical figure or artifact and speculates about extraterrestrial influence in our development as a species.  Well, “speculates” is really giving the show too much credit.  The show presents crazy theories about alien interference […]

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Dinosaur 13

Dinosaur 13

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As of 1992, only 12 Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons had been discovered and each of those were estimated to be less than 40% complete.  Then, Susan Hendrickson and Peter Larson discovered a Tyrannosaurus specimen that was A) about 80% complete, and B) enormous.  They named the fossil Sue and lived happily ever after.  No, wait, I’m […]

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History Channel Presents: The Definitive WWI and WWII Collection

History Channel Presents: The Definitive WWI and WWII Collection

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is an intimidated DVD set.  With over 44 hours of content, The Definitive WWI/II Collection is exactly in the History Channel’s wheelhouse.  I obviously didn’t watch the entire collection, but what I did watch was absolutely fascinating. I jumped into the set at the beginning, making a conscious choice to watch the History Channel’s […]

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Legends of the Knight

Legends of the Knight

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

I tend not to expect to be teary eyed when I watch a Batman film. I expect, rather, that I’ll be excited by action, enthralled with exposition, and surprised by a twist. Honestly, I can admit that I felt all of those emotions, but for different reasons. I am quite surprised by how the emotional […]

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