Category Archives: Film Festivals

In Theatres: STATION TO STATION

station to stationComing to LA theatres today, Friday, August 21: STATION TO STATION

Doug Aitken’s collaborative look at creativity premiered at Sundance earlier this year. It has gone on to screen at Sydney, Singapore’s Design fest, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Sound + Vision.

My pre-Sundance profile of the film may be found here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: BEING EVEL

being evelComing to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, August 21: BEING EVEL

Daniel Junge’s look at the larger-than-life exploits of the motorcycle showman debuted at Sundance earlier this year. Its extensive festival run has also included SXSW, Miami, Cleveland, Dallas, IFF Boston, Seattle, Sydney, deadCENTER, Las Vegas, Melbourne, and New Zealand.

My pre-Sundance profile of the doc may be found here.

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On DVD/VOD: LAMBERT AND STAMP

lambert and stampComing to DVD and VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18: LAMBERT AND STAMP

James D Cooper’s profile of the would-be filmmakers who discovered The Who made its world premiere at Sundance last year. Other fest appearances included Sundance London, Sarasota, Belfast, Knoxville, Whistler, and Chattanooga, among others.

My pre-Sundance profile of the doc may be found here.

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Special Screening: FINDERS KEEPERS

finders keepersComing to NYC’s Rooftop Films tomorrow, Saturday, August 15: FINDERS KEEPERS

Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel’s exploration of a notorious battle over a missing leg bowed at Sundance earlier this year. Since then it has screened at SXSW, Hot Docs, RiverRun, Sarasota, Traverse City, IFF Boston, New Zealand, Melbourne, and Sundance NextFest, among other fests.

My pre-Sundance profile of the doc may be found here.

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In Theatres: MERU

meruComing to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 14: MERU

Jimmy Chin and E Chai Vasarhelyi’s study of three determined men against a seemingly unscalable peak made its debut at Sundance earlier this year, where it won an audience award. Since then, it has screened at Nantucket, True/False, Full Frame, San Francisco, Telluride Mountainfilm, and Nashville, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Sarajevo 2015: Documentary Overview

imagesOpening this Friday, August 14, the Sarajevo Film Festival celebrates its 21st edition through Saturday, August 22, while also commemorating the 20th anniversary of the end of the Bosnian War in which it began. Just over 100 features will unspool during the proceedings, with approximately 40 documentaries among their number, including the following: Continue reading

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In Theatres: WE COME AS FRIENDS

we come as friendsComing to theatres this Friday, August 14: WE COME AS FRIENDS

Hubert Sauper’s investigation into modern day colonialism in Africa had its world premiere at Sundance last year, where it won a special jury award. It went on to screen at Berlin, New Directors/New Films, BAFICI, Istanbul, San Francisco, Durban, Dokufest, Rio, Busan, London, Jihlava, CPH:DOX, IDFA, and Traverse City, among many others.

My pre-Sundance profile of the doc may be found here.

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