Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tag: Documentary

Born in China (2016)*

Title: Born in China
Rating: G
Directed by: Chuan Lu
Written by: David Fowler, Brian Leith, Phil Chapman, and Chuan Lu
Starring: John Krasinski
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 76 minutes

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Disneynature’s “Born in China” ventures into the wilds of China, capturing intimate moments with three animal families: a doting panda bear mother who’s guiding her growing baby as she begins to explore, a two-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard who faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs.


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Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2016)?

Title: Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
Rating: R
Directed by: Lydia Tenaglia
Starring: Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Francesca De Luca, and Martha Stewart
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 120 minutes

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Both a biopic of a complicated man and an exploration of the gathering forces that converged to shape a new American cuisine and create the cult of “celebrity chef”… A consummate hedonist, Jeremiah Tower’s career spans the riotous sexual revolution of the 70’s to the high rolling “greed-is-good” spirit of the ’80s. Key interviews with celebrities & celebrity chefs cement Tower’s influence on today’s food culture and reveal how he transformed the restaurant industry and in the process changed the way we eat.


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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City?

Title: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Rating: NR
Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer
Starring: Marisa Tomei, and Vincent D’Onofrio
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 92 minutes

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In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.


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In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2016)*

Title: In Search of Israeli Cuisine
Rating: NR
Directed by: Roger Sherman
Written by: Roger Sherman
Release Date: 1/28/2016
Running Time: 96 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A portrait of the Israeli people told through food. We shot in fine restaurants, in home kitchens, wineries, cheese makers, on the street and much more. Americans see Israelis and Palestinians as always in conflict. Those are not the people of Israel for the most part. “The Search for Israeli Cuisine” will show the 70+ cultures that make up the Israeli people, each with wonderful and unique food traditions. Israel has one of the hottest food scenes in the world. Getting into restaurants in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is as difficult as New York or San Francisco. Viewers will be amazed and impressed.


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Alive and Kicking (2016)?

Title: Alive and Kicking
Rating: NR
Directed by: Susan Glatzer
Written by: Susan Glatzer, and Heidi Zimmerman
Starring: Hilary Alexander, Evita Arce, and Kimberly Clever
Release Date: 4/7/2017
Running Time: 88 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Alive and Kicking is a feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world. Alive and Kicking looks at the lives of the Swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why this dance fills them with joy.


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SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2016)?

Title: SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
Rating: NR
Directed by: Barney Clay
Starring: Mick Rock
Release Date: 4/7/2017
Running Time: 95 minutes

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An odyssey into the colorful and bohemian tales of rock ‘n’ roll’s history. A cinematic adventure that delves deep into the mind of one of rock’s greatest living photographers: Mick Rock. Through the poignant lens of rock ‘n’ roll mythology; icon-maker, psychedelic explorer, poet, and custodian of dreams Mick Rock navigates his story from the glam rock shimmer of London to the snarl of NYC punk, and deep into the new millennium. Mick turns inward to face himself and the experiences as the visual record-keeper of myths and legends that propelled him into a living icon in this rock n’ roll comeback story. Mick’s now infamous images of the likes of David Bowie, Queen, Syd Barrett (Founding member of Pink Floyd), Blondie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are now imprinted on our collective psyche forever and generations to come.


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Betting on Zero (2016)?

Title: Betting on Zero
Rating: NR
Directed by: Ted Braun
Starring: William Ackman
Release Date: 3/17/2017
Running Time: 99 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A riveting docu-thriller following controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history. Herbalife claims Ackman is simply a market manipulator out to make a fortune from short-selling their stock, but Ackman insists Herbalife deliberately targets low-income and immigrant communities and robs them of their life savings. Herbalife is joined on the counterattack by longtime Ackman nemesis (and fellow Wall Street billionaire) Carl Icahn, while Ackman finds an unlikely ally in Chicago activist Julie Contreras, who rallies the Latino community to get the Federal government to intervene. Blending tales of high-stakes corporate intrigue with working-class people caught in the crossfire, Braun paints a stirring picture of the American Dream gone wrong.


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Uncertain (2015)?

Title: Uncertain
Rating: NR
Directed by: Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands
Written by: Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands
Starring: Wayne Smith, Henry Lewis, Zach Warren, Billy Carter, Lee Eisenberg, Karen Holzman, Geraldine Lewis, Tom McCool and Darrin Peeples
Release Date: 4/16/2015
Running Time: 82 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas. In a 94-resident town so tucked away “you’ve got to be lost to find it”, three Uncertain men make their own bids for survival looking to find a more certain future. An ex-convict obsessed with Mr. Ed, a gigantic boar he hunts in order to stay on the straight and narrow. A young idealist with big plans but few prospects is looking for a bigger life. An aging fisherman learning to let go of his youthful ways, and making peace with a fateful moment thirty years ago. All the while Uncertain’s vast, swampy lake is being choked by an aquatic weed, upsetting the natural balance and the town’s only source of livelihood.


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My Scientology Movie (2015)?

Title: My Scientology Movie
Rating: NR
Directed by: John Dower
Written by: John Dower and Louis Theroux
Starring: Louis Theroux, Rob Alter and Tom Cruise
Release Date: 3/10/2017
Running Time: 99 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Suffused with a good dose of humor and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is stranger than fiction.


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Contemporary Color (2016)?

Title: Contemporary Color
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross
Starring: Simon Bennett, David Byrne and Nika Danilova
Release Date: 4/14/2016
Running Time: 97 minutes

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In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers. Recruiting performers that include the likes of Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada, Contemporary Color is a beautifully filmed snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live event.


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