Category Archives: Film

On TV: DELIKADO

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, September 26:
DELIKADO

Director:
Karl Malakunas

World Premiere:
Hot Docs 2022

Select Festivals:
Sheffield, DMZ Docs, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Sydney, Mountainfilm, Melbourne, Doc Edge, Human Rights Watch

About:
In the majestic tropical island of Palawan, three environmental crusaders confront murder, betrayal, and political corruption.

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In Theatres & Streaming: SIDNEY

Coming to theatres and to Apple TV+ today, Friday, September 23:
SIDNEY

Director:
Reginald Hudlin

World Premiere:
Toronto 2022

About:
A sweeping portrait of the late, great Sidney Poitier surveys his films, life story, and litany of accomplishments as an artist and activist who forever changed what it means to be Black in America.

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In Theatres: YOUNG PLATO

Coming to theatres today, Friday, September 23:
YOUNG PLATO

Director:
Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath

World Premiere:
DOC NYC 2021

Select Festivals:
Dublin, Thessaloniki Doc, Biografilm, CPH:DOX

About:
A visionary headmaster at a Catholic primary school in Belfast teaches ancient Greek wisdom as an antidote for pessimism, violence and historical despair.

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In Theatres: WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND

Coming to theatres today, Friday, September 23:
WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND

Director:
Iliana Sosa

World Premiere:
SXSW 2022

Select Festivals:
Full Frame, MoMI First Look, Guanajuato, Camden, RiverRun, Tallgrass, Thin Line, Milwaukee, Latinx fests in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Austin, and Silver Spring

About:
A gentle love letter to farmworkers, mutual caregivers, and transnational families through the filmmaker’s portrait of her grandfather.

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In Theatres & On VOD: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND OTHER FAIRY TALES

Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Coming to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, September 23:
THE AMERICAN DREAM AND OTHER FAIRY TALES

Director:
Abigail E Disney, Kathleen Hughes

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Traverse City

About:
Abigail Disney, using her family’s story to explore how systemic injustice took hold of America’s economy, asks why the American Dream has worked for the wealthy, yet is a nightmare for people born with less.

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In Theatres: INVISIBLE DEMONS

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, September 23:
INVISIBLE DEMONS

Director:
Rahul Jain

World Premiere:
Cannes 2021

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, BFI London, Zurich, Helsinki, El Gouna, Seattle, Movies That Matter, Mumbai

About:
In Delhi, a sprawling megacity where the dangers of climate change are present, not future, the filmmaker shows a world on the brink.

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In Theatres: NOTHING COMPARES

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Andrew Catlin

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, September 23:
NOTHING COMPARES

Director:
Kathryn Ferguson

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Seattle, Hot Docs, San Francisco, Edinburgh, Indielisboa

About:
The story of Sinéad O’Connor’s phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and subsequent exile from the pop mainstream.

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In Theatres: MY IMAGINARY COUNTRY (MI PAIS IMAGINARIO)

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, September 23:
MY IMAGINARY COUNTRY (MI PAIS IMAGINARIO)

Director:
Patricio Guzman

World Premiere:
Cannes 2022

Select Festivals:
Toronto, Camden, Jerusalem

About:
A chronicle of the recent history of Chile, including the social unrest that started in October 2019 that led to the rewriting of its constitution.

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Streaming: GOLDA MARIA

Coming to OVID today, Wednesday, September 21:
GOLDA MARIA

Director:
Patrick Sobelman, Hugo Sobelman

World Premiere:
Berlin 2020

Select Festivals:
Cinéma du Réel, Jerusalem

About:
A revisitation of an 1994 interview with the filmmakers’ Holocaust survivor grandmother.

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Streaming: ME TO PLAY

New to Fandor this week:
ME TO PLAY

Director:
Jim Bernfield 

World Premiere:
Slamdance 2021

Select Festivals:
Ashland, Florida

About:
As their bodies give way to Parkinson’s disease, two New York actors put their hearts into one final Off-Broadway production of Beckett’s ENDGAME.

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