Category Archives: Recommendations

On DVD: I CALLED HIM MORGAN

i called him morganRe-issued on DVD this week:
I CALLED HIM MORGAN

Director:
Kasper Collin

Premiere:
Venice 2016

Select Festivals:
Toronto, Telluride, New York, London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Philadelphia, In-Edit, Stockholm, Palm Springs, Thessaloniki Doc, Tempo Doc, CPH:DOX

About:
The story of the ultimately ill-fated relationship between jazz musician Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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Frameline 2018: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 42nd Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

Dates:
June 14-24

About:
The longest-running LGBT festival in the world offers over 70 features, nearly half of them nonfiction. Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch 2018: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 29th Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Dates:
June 14-21

About:
This year’s edition of the long-running event explores vital human rights issues across 13 nonfiction and one fiction feature. Continue reading

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On DVD: THE CAGE FIGHTER

New to DVD this week:
THE CAGE FIGHTER

Director:
Jeff Unay

Premiere:
True/False 2017

Select Festivals:
New Orleans, Sheffield, AFI Docs, Camden, San Francisco, Seattle, Palm Springs, Milwaukee, Sidewalk

About:
A man risks his family and safety to return to the mixed martial arts arena.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On DVD: THE GOOD POSTMAN

Being re-issued on DVD today, Tuesday, June 12:
THE GOOD POSTMAN

Director:
Tonislav Hristov

Premiere:
IDFA 2017

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Full Frame, Human Rights Watch, Docaviv, Zagrebdox, One World, Thessaloniki Doc, Encounters, Bergen, Dokufest, Flahertiana, Shanghai, Göteborg, Movies That Matter, Docs Against Gravity

About:
An exploration of Europe’s refugee crisis through the lens of a Bulgarian village’s mayoral election.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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AFI Docs 2018 Overview

Festival:
The 16th AFI Docs

Dates:
June 13-17

About:
This Washington DC event showcases approximately 50 documentary features. Continue reading

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In Theatres: FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13:
FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

Director:
Thomas Piper

Premiere:
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2017

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Milano Design, Environmental fests in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Princeton, and Portland

About:
A portrait of the acclaimed garden designer and his work.

I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Landscape designer Piet Oudolf has been called a visionary. He’s known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens from mere backdrops to works of art in themselves. Thomas Piper’s film offers viewers an immersion into this modern-day Dutch master’s creative process, as he revisits famed past projects around the world, seeks inspiration in nature, and plans a major new garden in England.

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