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The Other Woman

The Other Woman

My Darling Vivian by George Wolf Imagine if the world thought your father was one half of an all-time great love story, but the other half wasn’t your mother. You’d…read more →

Marathon Man

Marathon Man

Runner by Seth Troyer I am basically still on the verge of tears as I write this. Bill Gallagher’s emotional documentary Runner opens with sports coverage of a marathon and…read more →

A Time to Act Up

A Time to Act Up

HomoSayWhat: Who’s Pushing Hate? by Matt Weiner For a documentary with the subtitle “Who’s Pushing Hate?,” you would think that HomoSayWhat, Craig Bettendorf’s brief survey of homophobia in America from…read more →

The Mutineer

The Mutineer

The Ghost of Peter Sellers by Hope Madden You can’t go home again. You can go to Cyprus again, though, which is what director Peter Medak does in an attempt…read more →

An Eye for Style

An Eye for Style

The Times of Bill Cunningham by Brandon Thomas In 1994, rookie producer Mark Bozek sat down with New York Times fashion and street photographer, Bill Cunningham. The casual chat about…read more →

Hindsight 2020

Hindsight 2020

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by George Wolf You want to understand the economic mess we’re in? Simple. It all comes down to horses and board games. Wut? Watch Capital…read more →

Seeking Harmony

Seeking Harmony

Gay Chorus Deep South by Brandon Thomas On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Over the next few weeks and months, many Americans…read more →

Spacing In

Spacing In

Spaceship Earth by George Wolf Man, it was a crazy time. A group of hippies got famous for putting on jumpsuits and quarantining themselves in Arizona for two years. Then…read more →

Partial

Partial

Santiago, Italia by Hope Madden History repeats itself.  This often frustrating, even tragic theme has powered many films and documentaries over the years, including Nanni Moretti’s Santiago, Italia.   An…read more →