Documentaries

RoboDoc Examines Classic Movie

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 14:58 -- Nick Dager

A fan-funded documentary, which examines the legacy of one of Hollywood’s best-loved action movie franchises is being made by a University of Northampton, United Kingdom, graduate. Filmmaker Christopher Griffiths, who graduated from the Media Production degree course in 2013, raised £34,000 on the Kickstarter funding platform to make RoboDoc, which explores the making and legacy of the RoboCop franchise.

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Defying the Nazis Premieres in September

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:29 -- Nick Dager

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War, the latest Ken Burns film, recounts the story of Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp (voiced by Tom Hanks) and his wife Martha, who left the safety of their Wellesley, Massachusetts home and family to rescue hundreds of political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis. Defying the Nazis will be shown at select theaters in New York and Los Angeles, with a special screening at the White House as part of the administration's discussion of the Syrian refugee crisis. The documentary won a special jury prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival in 2012. Editor Erik Angra will be hosting a Q&A session for the film on September 10 at LA's Laemmle Theater.

All That Glitters

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 13:06 -- Sara Dager

Glitter Tribe is an entertaining new documentary that follows a wide variety of burlesque dancers as they perform at their home theater in Portland Oregon. Directed by Jon Manning and produced by Manning and Julie Livingston, co-produced by Miriam Garcia, the film seeks to give the viewer an in depth look into the lives of these modern neo burlesque dancers and the motivation behind their lurid, exciting, and occasionally dangerous acts.

Making a Killing

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:13 -- Nick Dager

Event cinema works best when the programming is directed at groups passionate about a specific cause. In those instances the movie theatre turns into a town square where people can share thoughts and ideas about how to make their cause a reality. A case in point, the theatrical run for Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA is scheduled for August 12-18 in Los Angeles and August 19-25 in New York City. Brave New Films, the documentary and short film production company headed by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald, will partner with gun-violence prevention activists to turn multiple screenings during the theatrical run into opportunities to inform audiences about the issue and to organize against the forces of gun profiteering.

Native Cinema Showcase Begins August 16

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 08:41 -- Nick Dager

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will present the 16th annual Native Cinema Showcase, the museum's premier film event, during the week of August 16–21 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The showcase runs in conjunction with the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest juried show of Native fine art in the world

Three Nights of Docs from Rooftop Films

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:23 -- Nick Dager

Rooftop Films is excited to announce three evenings of ground breaking and creative documentaries, presented in partnership with International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the world’s largest documentary film festival. The three events will take place in various locations across New York City from Wednesday, July 20 to Friday, July 22.

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