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    TAG : Documentaries

    Chinese Filmmakers Have Rare Environmental Impacts

    Censorship in China has long posed a substantial obstacle for its documentarians, unable to depict the country’s controversial subjects without backlash from the government or societal harassment. But now that combating pollution has become a recent priority for China, which pledged to cap ...

    See It Soon: Alexander Calder

    "American Masters" documentary captures the playfulness and whimsy of one of the 20th Century's greatest artists. In the pantheon of great 20th Century artists, perhaps no one continues to captivate audiences more than Alexander Calder. One look at the latest auction prices for his pieces ...

    Celebrating the End of Time

    Fascinating associations abound in Peter Mettler’s documentary about how we perceive time.Ever since it's become aware of it, humanity has been trying to figure out how to understand the concept of time. But for what purpose? Consider these three complaints related to time: 1) There’s not ...

    See It Soon: A Brief History of Time – Criterion Collection

    Errol Morris allows us to travel to the stars and beyond through the mind of Stephen Hawking.Skywatchers and others fascinated with the mysteries of the universe have been experiencing exiciting times as of late. From last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson to the recent detection of gravity ...

    Listening and Seeing with James Benning

    American independent filmmaker reconnects us with life in the moment.My first experience with independent filmmaker James Benning was a short clip from his film 13 Lakes (2005). Shot on 16mm film—Benning’s medium of choice for the first 40 years of his career—13 Lakes is just what the ...

    See It Soon: American Experience – War of the Worlds

    The latest from the PBS documentary series American Experience explores the genius of Orson Welles, and the visceral public reaction to his radio production of War of the Worlds on the 75th anniversary of its broadcast.I try to avoid getting myself tangled up in heated conversations, but one ...

    See It Soon: Wagner and Me

    British actor and writer Stephen Fry tries to reconcile his adoration for Richard Wagner’s music with the revolting worldview of the man himself in the 2010 documentary Wagner & Me.  I’m not embarrassed to say that there are certain pieces of music that always move me to tears. They ...

    See It Soon: The Artist is Present

     Challenge your opinion of performance art with The Artist is Present – a fascinating film that documents the 2010 Museum of Modern Art performance art piece of the same name by Marina Abramovi?.   On the heels of last week’s recommendation, I thought I’d continue working down my list ...

    See It Soon: Beauty is Embarrassing

       Artist Wayne White, the puppet master behind Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, demonstrates how to live life through art in the documentary Beauty is Embarrassing.  I’m always looking for a good film recommendation, so I thought it only fair that I start a weekly feature within this blog where ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 09.08.11

    Bookish Virgos belong in literary Boston, intense Scorpios are drawn to Minneapolis’s calming river, and private Aquarii crave suburbia. Find out the best places to live depending on your astrological sign, according to EcoSalon.***Are you freaking out a little about climate change? Come on, ...

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