Tag: documentary

How To Survive A Plague

How To Survive A Plague

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Too often, movies about HIV/AIDS fall into the same trap. They treat the disease as something terrifying and tragic, which it is, but it’s the way in which they present it. They take a passive stance, as if to say “aww, isn’t it so sad that this happens?” It is. It’s terrible that HIV/AIDS exists […]

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Undefeated

Undefeated

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

I will admit, even at 25, I’ve always been one of those people who take the age-old saying of “it’s only a game” to heart. Maybe it was my lack of athleticism or maybe my apathy towards most of my teammates as a kid, but sports were never my thing. Nothing against them, I just […]

The Story of Math Collection

The Story of Math Collection

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have the least amount of interest in math, than this documentary set is for you. The Story of Math Collection has plenty to offer everyone, from the mathematician to the novice. The collection includes three main programs; The Story of Maths, Music of the Primes, and The Code.  These programs offer an insight […]

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56 Up

56 Up

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Experiences make great stories; how much better if they are captured on camera? In an ingenious and creative move, documentary filmmaker Michael Upted decided to interview a group of 7-year-olds about their views on life and their hopes for the future. The project began in 1964, and aired as a television special. But like a […]

After Porn Ends

After Porn Ends

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Porn is a part of the American way of life. No matter how much most of us deny that we look at it, it remains one of the most profitable industries in our country. But how much do we know about porn? More importantly, how much do we know about the people that we are […]

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Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry

Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Alison Klayman has created an incredible look into the life of an important artist and the power of expression in the digital age in her film Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry. The film follows Ai Wei Wei over a period of three years, which goes into his work as an artist, a social critic on […]

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The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

| November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is now playing in limited release. The Central Park Five chronicles the events of April 19, 1989, in New York when five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem (Raymond Santana, 14, Kevin Richardson, 14, Steve Lopez, 15, Antron McCray, 15, Yusef Salaam, 15, and Kharey Wise, 16) were arrested […]

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Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child

Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child

| November 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Every artist has one basic theme they want to talk about.” This is the essence of the film Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child. Helnwein, an Austrian artist born in Vienna a few years after the end of World War II, became obsessed with violence against children when he learned of the horrors they endured […]

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Bugs Bunny Superstar

Bugs Bunny Superstar

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Director Larry Jackson’s 1975 film, Bugs Bunny Superstar, is now available on manufactured-on-demand DVD as part of the ever rapidly expanding Warner Archive Collection. This revealing documentary celebrates those animators at Warner Bros. Studios who revolutionized the industry with their series of shorts under the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies banners from the 1930′s to […]

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Watch This: Trailers for A Dark Truth, Chasing Ice

Watch This: Trailers for A Dark Truth, Chasing Ice

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good movies are on the horizon, and so there’s much to be thankful for this Friday before Thanksgiving. From action-thrillers to environmental docs, there’s a trailer to suit every taste this weekend. Here’s the buzz on two of them: From writer/director Damien Lee (Sacrifice, King of Sorrow) comes A Dark Truth. This action packed tale of […]

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