Tag: Documentary

’32 SOUNDS’ Sundance Review

’32 SOUNDS’ Sundance Review

-Allison McCulloch “Everything changes and nothing is lost.” Academy Award nominated documentarian Sam Green brings us 32 Sounds, a collection of different sounds including a burning piano, a cat purring, waves crashing, and a whoopee cushion. This 95 minute experience was somewhat marred by technical difficulties on Sundance’s opening night. It started late and then … Continue reading ’32 SOUNDS’ Sundance Review

2021 Year in Review: Top Documentaries

If you’re like me, you love a good documentary. In 2021, I saw more than 70 documentary features and shorts for the first time, including a fair number that contended in the last Academy Awards. As 2021 draws to a close, we’re looking back at the year’s best. As such, I’m presenting my Top 5 … Continue reading 2021 Year in Review: Top Documentaries

‘Flee’ Review: A Groundbreaking Animated Documentary Tells a Refugee’s Story

‘Flee’ Review: A Groundbreaking Animated Documentary Tells a Refugee’s Story

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen Writers: Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Amin Synopsis: Flee tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzUVeuX1u04 Making an animated documentary presents several opportunities for a filmmaker. It allows for the subject’s identity to … Continue reading ‘Flee’ Review: A Groundbreaking Animated Documentary Tells a Refugee’s Story

Netflix’s 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible Review

Netflix’s 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible Review

Written, directed, and produced by Torquil Jones.Plot: The film explores Nepal’s deep connection to high-altitude mountaineering through the eyes of Nirmal “Nimsdai” Purja, a fearless, fun-loving Nepali climber on a quest he dubs “Project Possible”—to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter mountains in just seven months, breaking the previous record of seven years. When … Continue reading Netflix’s 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible Review

Lucy Liu boards Acclaimed Documentary ‘Unzipped: An Autopsy of American Inequality’

Fresh off the press, we got this HUGE announcement. AWARD WINNING ACTRESS, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND ARTIST LUCY LIU  BOARDS ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY ON THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS:   “UNZIPPED: AN AUTOPSY OF AMERICAN INEQUALITY”  WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY COLIN K. GRAY LIU JOINS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WITH A UNIQUE AND DIVERSE PRODUCTION  TEAM, MUSICIANS, AND MORE FOR … Continue reading Lucy Liu boards Acclaimed Documentary ‘Unzipped: An Autopsy of American Inequality’