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Tuesday, November 11 2014

Margaret Brown, The Great Invisible, and Modern Day Injustice

Margaret Brown chides at questions about being a female filmmaker, but that's nothing compared to the subjects of her film The Great Invisible, dealing with the personal toll that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill took on people's livelihoods.


Thursday, April 28 2011

The Birthplace of Reality TV Celebrities: ‘The Molly Dineen Collection’

When Molly Dineen began her film-making career in the '80s she did not suspect she would help launch a new kind of celebrity onto the world: the reality TV star.


Wednesday, March 10 2010

All Together Now

Director Adrian Wills skillfully captures the massive scale of the Cirque du Soleil production from concept to reality, as well as the enormous challenges facing the individual contributors.


Wednesday, August 13 2008

Life Into Art: Strange Culture and the Measure of Documentary Film

Strange Culture is a critical entry point into the current discussion of what makes a documentary a documentary, most notably because it announces its own subjectivity in a clear and provocative way.


Thursday, April 26 2007

Full Frame 1: Enlightenment Sought in Darkened Theatres

Our trio hunkers down comfortably in climate-controlled theatres to view the beautiful (and not so beautiful, and seldom as comfortable) chaos of the outside world through the gaze of the modern documentarian. And Michael Moore, nice fellow that he is, shares his slurpy.


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