Category Archives: Recommendations

In Theatres: FRAMING AGNES

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Ava Benjamin Shorr

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, December 2:
FRAMING AGNES

Director:
Chase Joynt

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
Outfest, Provincetown, Cleveland, BFI Flare, Seattle, Vancouver, Queerlisboa, Hot Springs Doc, Montclair, Bergen, Ashland

About:
After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of transgender actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access.

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In Theatres: LYNCH/OZ

Photo copyright Jean Christian Bourcart | Courtesy filmmaker

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, December 2:
LYNCH/OZ

Director:
Alexandre O Philippe

World Premiere:
Tribeca 2022

Select Festivals:
Sydney, Traverse City, Bucheon, Deauville, Fantastic Fest, Reykjavik, BFI London, Sitges, Rio, Doclisboa, Bergen, Ghent, Philadelphia, Taipei Golden Horse, Mar del Plata, Stockholm,

About:
An exploration of how Victor Fleming’s 1939 film THE WIZARD OF OZ is one of David Lynch’s most enduring obsessions.

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On TV & Streaming: THE TERRITORY

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Coming to NatGeo tomorrow, Thursday, December 1 and to Disney+ this Friday, December 2:
THE TERRITORY

Director:
Alex Pritz

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
True/False, CPH:DOX, It’s All True, Docs Against Gravity, Philadelphia Environmental, Jerusalem, Movies That Matter, Cleveland, Seattle, Sydney

About:
When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and the people living deep within the forest.

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On DVD: RADIOMAN

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, November 29:
RADIOMAN

Director:
Mary Kerr

Premiere:
Hot Docs 2012

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, BAFICI, Krakow

About:
The story of an extraordinary eccentric who overcame homelessness and addiction to become an unlikely New York City movie legend.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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Streaming: GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE

Photograph by Judy Teller | Courtesy PBS

Coming to OVID today, Tuesday, November 29:
GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE

Director:
Sasha Waters Freyer

Premiere:
SXSW 2018

Select Festivals:
San Francisco, New Zealand, Thin Line, Vancouver, Haifa

About:
A history and appreciation of acclaimed street photographer.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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Streaming: LAST FLIGHT HOME

Coming to Paramount+ tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29:
LAST FLIGHT HOME

Director:
Ondi Timoner

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
Telluride, BFI London, Woodstock

About:
An examination of Eli Timoner’s life and intentional death and his family’s emotional turmoil as they grapple with his decision to end his own life.

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On TV: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Rebecca Greenfield

Coming to Showtime tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29:
MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

Director:
Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Docaviv, BFI London, IndieLisboa, Sydney, Nashville, San Sebastián, Reykjavik, Athens, Brisbane

About:
An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s. Set against the backdrop of 9/11, the film tells the story of how a new generation kickstarted a musical rebirth for New York City that reverberated around the world. Inspired by the book by Lizzy Goodman.

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Streaming: ITZHAK

Coming to OVID today, Friday, November 25:
ITZHAK

Director:
Alison Chernick

World Premiere:
Hamptons 2017

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Palm Springs, Jewish fests in Miami, Palm Beach, Atlanta, and Phoenix

About:
A deeply intimate portrait of acclaimed violin master, Itzhak Perlman.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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Streaming: FAKE IT SO REAL

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Coming to OVID today, Wednesday, November 23:
FAKE IT SO REAL

Director:
Robert Greene

World Premiere:
True/False 2011

Select Festivals:
Sarasota, Camden, Rooftop Films, Maryland, CPH:DOX

About:
A look at the lives of aspiring pro wrestlers.

I previously wrote about the doc out of True/False here.

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On TV: MIDWIVES

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Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, November 21:
MIDWIVES

Director:
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, IDFA, Cleveland, San Francisco, Human Rights Watch, DMZ Docs, Docaviv, Zurich, Brisbane, Bergen, Cork

About:
Two midwives—one Buddhist, the other Muslim⁠—work side-by-side in a makeshift clinic in Myanmar.

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