Tag: first run features

Herman’s House

Herman’s House

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I’m not a lawyer. I’m not rich, I’m not powerful, but I am an artist, and I knew that the only way to get him out of prison was to get him to dream.” Many argue that the judicial system is broken, and Herman’s House is no doubt fire on that debate’s flame. Prison is […]

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Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy

Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

I was just wondering what happened to John Turturro.  The extremely talented actor went from popping up in a plethora of great character roles to simply disappearing.  This documentary shows Turturro’s journey home to Sicily, where he lived as a child and where he now hopes to train to be a puppeteer.  I have a […]

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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 […]

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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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have to admit going in that I expected this documentary to not be for everyone, but thought that I’d like it because my father was an architect, and it’s about a world-famous architect. At the end, though, I’d recommend it to anyone who happens to live in or work in anything that has been […]

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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

| May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. For people, both black and white, who were living in the slums of St. Louis in the […]

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Making the Boys

Making the Boys

| November 30, 2011

For the full review, visit our sister site Go Over the Rainbow. Celebrated playwright and television writer, Mart Crowley survives to tell his artistic struggle leading up to the making of his best known work, The Boys in the Band, produced for the stage by Richard Barr (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and directed by […]

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