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Tagged with: Documentary

Screen Grabs: Don’t mess with brilliant, spitfire director Christine Choy

From Tiananmen Square's dissident exiles to the roiling Mississippi Triangle, the driven filmmaker tackles deep subjects

Jewish Film Fest returns with big names—and timely themes

Radical feminism, gay gentrification, ethnic cleansing, plus David Straitharn, Ken Burns, Leonard Bernstein, more in 42nd installment

Screen Grabs: Abortion in movies, from 1918 to the powerful new ‘Happening’

Plus: A tribute to French working-class hero Jean Gabin, and an Iranian 'Little Miss Sunshine' from the son of a legend.

SFFILM fest brings news of the world, from Ukraine terror to volcanic eruptions of love

Llama-herding Bolivian elders, poisoned Russian dissident, little shell with shoes on, Afrofuturistic 'Neptune' trip, more at 65th edition

Greta Snider’s experimental films pack a punk punch at the Roxie

16mm autoethnographies, found footage essays, materialist inventions, and recent projects focusing on human rights hit the screen

Screen Grabs: Noir heist and nail-biting suspense in ‘Midcentury Madness’

Plus: Ukrainian seige doc 'The Earth Is As Blue As An Orange,' several good indie freakouts, and 'The Exorcism of God'

Screen Grabs: Coppola revives ‘Godfather’—and Dinklage delivers in ‘Cyrano’

Exactly 50 years ago this February 25, The Godfather was released. It was an adaptation of a pulpy best-seller that no one expected much...

What we saw at Sundance: Documentary dives into Myanmar midwives, volcano lovers, more

A Syrian migrant crane operator in Beirut, Kanye's rap rise, Watergate whistleblower Martha Mitchell among big fest subjects

Screen Grabs: ‘Simple Passion’ is French, explicit, and kind of meh

Plus: A ludicrous new Woody Allen movie, Poly Styrene's life gets x-rayed, Italian youth speak out

Screen Grabs: One of the best films of the year is sneaking into theaters

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee has swept many a Best Documentary Feature award already (at least those not claimed by Summer of Soul), which is something of a...