During the 1980s, the V66 channel in Boston was among the pioneers in the music video broadcasting world. The rapid rise and equally rapid fall of this once-influential channel is the subject of Eric Green’s award-winning documentary “Life on the V: The Story of V66.” If you love the 80s’ pop culture and/or want to […]
Christian de Rezendes is one of the most versatile creative artists in the independent film world, equally at home with the nonfiction format (“Alzira’s Story,” “41,” “Raising Matty Christian”) and narrative productions (“Getting Out of Rhode Island,” “Cat Scratch,” “Memories for Sale.” On this episode, Phil Hall discusses the filmmaker’s distinctive career and previews his […]
In 2002, Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles’ City of God created a sensation that resulted in a triumphant screening at Cannes, the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign-Language Film and four Academy Award nominations. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the film’s original Brazilian release, filmmakers Cavi Borges and Luciano Vidigal tracked down […]
“Hard to Believe,” But All Too Real: Documentary Exposing Crime of Executing Political Prisoners for Organ Trade Featured at the 2016 Orlando Film Festival
Orlando, FL 10/05/2016) – “Hard to Believe,” an award-winning documentary produced by US film company Swoop Films and directed by Emmy Award-winning director, Ken Stone, will screen at the Orlando Film Festival on Thursday October 20, 2016 at 6pm at the Cobb Plaza Cinema Café/155 S Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. The hour-long film exposes the widespread Chinese […]
NEWTOWN director Kim A. Snyder captures the mourning of an entire town rocked by violence in her latest documentary. Highlighting a handful of families directly affected by the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy, NEWTOWN is a personal look into how they have each dealt with the sudden loss of their children, and how thay have come […]
“None of this is malicious, this is Hollywood” is the summation of the documentary about the shelved, yet often pirated 1st attempt at a Fantastic Four movie, DOOM! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR. For almost an hour and a half the stars, director, editor, and producers of the Roger Corman co-produced […]
When a feminist filmmaker sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men’s Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. The Red Pill chronicles Cassie Jaye’s journey exploring an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege. (3)
It is almost impossible for me to separate my admiration for FILM HAWK’s subject, Robert (Bob) Hawk, from the film itself. Watching this documentary feels more like watching your grandfather’s home movies rather than watching a doc about one of the most influential independent film personalities in the last half century. From his early childhood […]
Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?
On the low jungle Amazon and closer to Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador than to Lima, Iquitos is at the heart of 140,000 square miles of rain-forest, roughly the size of California. Each wearing various hats for their first film, Christian Chapman, Paul Jason Hoffman and Cody Troyer spent four months in and around this Department […]
A darkly comic look at what happens when one man dares ask the question 'why won't anyone talk about suicide?' Director Mike Stutz investigates his mom's suicide by opening up a conversation with his family that they never had when he was a kid. Then he recruits a band of writers, artists, dancers, comics, punk clowns and suicide survivors to put their own unique stamp on the conversation. Teenagers dance to autopsy reports. A jumper gives tips on how to come out of a coma. A comic discovers that suicide can actually be funny. Also dozens of amazingly honest and incredible people open up about their lives in ways that you'd never expect. Oh and there's animation, a suicide band, and parties for dead people.