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Picking Your Favorite Documentaries

Fri, 16 May 2014 13:00:15 +00002014-05-16T13:00:15Z

Here are reviews of documentaries listed in alphabetical order from A to C (with more letters soon to be added). Check out the titles. Let us know which are your favorites! And are there any others you highly recommend to be included on the list?




Movie Review: 'The E-Team' is a Real Life A Team!

Mon, 12 May 2014 01:32:47 +00002014-05-12T01:32:47Z

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In The E-Team, filmmakers Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman follow heroic Human Rights Watch activists as they covertly enter regional conflict zones in Syria and Libya, risking life and limb to investigate and report on ongoing human rights atrocities to the wide world.

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'Under The Electric Sky' is More Than Surround Sound!

Wed, 07 May 2014 11:47:16 +00002014-05-07T11:47:16Z

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Under the Electric Sky, the 3D music documentary about the 2013 Electric Dance Carnival, promises you more than surround sound. Visual effects are designed to make you feel like you're actually at the Las Vegas event, which gathered some 350,000 spirited fans for electric music's biggest party to date. Part of the film's promise to fans is that they can host their own screening of the 3D spectacular at their local theater. Want to join in? Read more...

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Behold The Documentary Studio System!

Sun, 04 May 2014 21:00:46 +00002014-05-04T21:00:46Z

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Documentaries are considered to be independent films, made outside the Hollywood studio system.

Relatively few documentaries wear the Warner Brothers, Universal, Columbia, Fox, Disney or Radius/Weinstein label, although most studios now have departments that produce, finance and/or distribute nonfiction films.

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'Point and Shoot' Wins Best Documentary Award At Tribeca Film Festival

Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:53:50 +00002014-04-27T23:53:50Z

Point and Shoot, filmmaker Marshall Curry's fascinating profile of 'freedom fighter' Matt VanDyke and his exploits in Libya, has one the juried award for Best Documentary at the 2014 Tribeca ...

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POV's @docuqueen is NYC's new Movies Czarina

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:40:22 +00002014-04-20T23:40:22Z

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Cynthia Lopez (@docuqueen) as the new commissioner to head the city's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting, replacing Katherine Oliver, who held the appointed position during the Michael Bloomberg administration.

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Weekend Watching: On Library Shelves April 11-13, 2014

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:10:02 +00002014-04-12T10:10:02Z

Always a good source for fine documentary fare, your local library's shelves are stacked with DVDs that you can borrow and watch for free!

Prominent on my neighborhood New York Public Library St. Agnes Branch this weekend are:

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'Art of The Real' - New Series @ Lincoln Center Film Society Redefines 'Documentary'

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:35:02 +00002014-04-09T21:35:02Z

As always, the Film Society at Lincoln Center is ahead of the crowd...this time with a cutting edge program of nonfiction films.

The FSLC's new annual "Art of the Real" series is a nonfiction showcase founded on the most expansive possible view of documentary film.

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'My Neighbor, My Killer' Streams on MUBI to Mark the 20th Anniversary of The Rwandan Genocide

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:02:41 +00002014-04-07T00:02:41Z

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Monday, April 7, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. On this day, memorials will be held in Kigali and elsewhere around the world to mourn the loss of humanity during the viciously inhumane rampage of killing in which militant Hutus that took the lives of 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus throughout Rwanda during a period of 100 days in 1994. This heinous period in the history of human civilization must never been forgotten.

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Celebrate Spring Things with Documentaries!

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:24:55 +00002014-04-06T16:24:55Z

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Spring break. Spring sports. Spring Gardening. Spring Fashion. Horse Racing. Anticipating the end of the school year. These springtime concerns are all the subjects of intriguing documentaries. Celebrate the change of seasons by watching the films on this curated list of documentaries about Spring things. Read more...

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