Coming to HBO and HBO Max tonight, Wednesday, September 28: HOSTAGES
Director: Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre, Joshua Bennett, Abbas Motlagh, Sam Pollard
World Premiere: HBO broadcast (September 2022)
About: A four-part docuseries on the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, focusing on both the experiences of those involved, as well as an historical chronicle of the tangled web of US/Iran relations in the decades leading up to the Iranian Revolution.
About: A playful profile of British director Peter Greenaway.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying: Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Greenaway – perhaps best known for THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE, AND HER LOVER – is a lover of patterns and sequences, a motif that recurs throughout his work. In this playful portrait by his wife, multimedia artist Saskia Boddeke, Greenaway engages in an autobiographical alphabetic word association led by his perceptive 16-year-old daughter, Pip. As the father and daughter run through their ABCs, illustrated by scenes from his lavish body of work, a deeply personal, and surprisingly revealing, portrait of Greenaway emerges.
About: In the halls of California’s Capitol, 4,000 teenagers run a fully functioning government complete with legislators, party bosses, and elections, with three candidates emerging in the race for the 72nd Youth Governor.