Category Archives: Releases

On DVD: ELLA BRENNAN: COMMANDING THE TABLE

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19:
ELLA BRENNAN: COMMANDING THE TABLE

Director:
Leslie Iwerks

Premiere:
New Orleans 2016

Select Festivals:
Miami, Mill Valley, Santa Barbara, Boulder, Dallas,

About:
A profile of the New Orleans restaurateur, known for Commander’s Palace.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On TV: THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES

key-image-the-age-of-consequences-pf-pictures-mike-mcsweeney-copyComing to Starz this coming Monday, September 18:
THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES

Director:
Jared P Scott

Premiere:
Hot Docs 2016

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Sheffield, Telluride Mountainfilm, Antenna Doc, Waimea Ocean Festival, Wild & Scenic

About:
Global unrest viewed through the lens of climate change.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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In Theatres: RAT FILM

Coming to theatres today, Friday, September 15:
RAT FILM

Director:
Theo Anthony

Premiere:
Locarno 2016

Select Festivals:
Rotterdam, True/False, SXSW, Florida, Maryland, Art of the Real, Docaviv, Doclisboa, Vancouver, Mar del Plata, Torino

About:
A provocative essay about Baltimore’s rodents emerges as a simultaneous cultural anthropology of race and class.

I previously wrote about the film here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: STRONG ISLAND

Coming to theatres and to VOD via Netflix tomorrow, Friday, September 15:
STRONG ISLAND

Director:
Yance Ford

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Berlin, True/False, Thessaloniki Doc, New Directors/NewFilms, CPH:DOX, Full Frame, Hot Docs, Montclair, Encounters, Sheffield, AFI Docs

About:
The filmmaker interrogates the 1992 murder of his brother, which went unprosecuted, and its personal aftermath.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS

3lVpPx_musicofstrangers_01_o3_8728480_1439322355_720_370_90New to DVD this week:
THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO YO MA & THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

Director:
Morgan Neville

Premiere:
Toronto 2015

Select Festivals:
Berlin, True/False, San Francisco, Montclair, DocAviv, Los Angeles, Sydney, Provincetown, Biografilm

About:
A profile of the acclaimed cellist and the collective of international musicians he founded to explore crosscultural creativity.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On DVD: GERMANS & JEWS

New to DVD this week:
GERMANS & JEWS

Directors:
Tal Recanati and Janina Quint

Premiere:
Greenwich 2016

Select Festivals:
Mannheim-Heidelberg, St Louis, Jewish fests in San Francisco, Manchester, Rutgers, Boston, Warsaw, Ann Arbor, DC, Palm Beach, Atlanta, Copenhagen, Seattle

About:
An exploration of relations between the eponymous groups.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On DVD: THE REAGAN SHOW


Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, September 12:
THE REAGAN SHOW

Directors:
Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill

Premiere:
Tribeca 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Montclair, Seattle, AFI Docs

About:
In 1918, Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan took on the role of a lifetime: the 40th President of the United States.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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