Interview: An Inside Look at the Making of ‘Sustainable’ with Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher

When one thinks of a large metropolitan city, sustainable farming likely isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind. But it should be. Chicago-based filmmakers Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher’s first feature documentary “Sustainable” is a passionate look at the American food system through the eyes of farmers, chefs, and sustainable farming advocates Continue Reading

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Review: ‘Meru’

Is “Meru” thrilling? Yes. Breathtaking? Incredibly so. Are there scenes that will make you nervous? Many. Some reviewers have called “Meru” terrifying. “Terrifying” seems like such an ill-fitted word to ascribe to a film these day. There are many terrifying things in this world. “Meru” isn’t one of them. What “Meru” is and what “Meru” Continue Reading

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Doc Highlight: ‘My Enemy, My Brother’

Kicking off our look at some of this year’s Oscar contenders is the short documentary “My Enemy, My Brother.” Directed by Canadian filmmaker Ann Shin, whose résumé includes the award-winning film “The Defector: Escape from North Korea,” her latest documentary tells the story of two former enemies of the Iraq-Iran War and how their lives converged, not Continue Reading

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Interview: Director Joshua Tebeau Talks ‘Picking Up the Pieces’

“Picking Up the Pieces” is a short documentary that seeks to answer one very big question: “How do you live after surviving the Holocaust?” Directed, written, and produced by Joshua Tebeau, “Picking Up the Pieces” features interviews with 9 Child Survivors who share their haunting early histories and powerful stories and lessons on rebuilding life Continue Reading

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Interview: Director Ester Moon on ‘A Woman’s Prime’

When one thinks of women and aging, it’s difficult to pretend that society portrays it in a positive light. Stereotypes and ageist comments frequently abound. How do these criticisms affect the way women see themselves? In “A Woman’s Prime,” director Ester Moon seeks to uplift women by challenging widely held beliefs about women and aging. Continue Reading

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Docu-Series Highlight: ‘A Year in Space’ Episodes 1-4

Astronaut Scott Kelly reached the six month milestone of his yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station in September. As you may know, Kelly’s expedition is to study the impact of long-term space travel on body and mind. Researchers hope to gain critical information from his mission about the physical changes the body goes through Continue Reading

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Interview: ‘Out in the Cold’ Director J.D. O’Brien

The leaders of America’s second-largest city, Los Angeles, announced this week that they would declare a “state of emergency” on the city’s homelessness crisis. It is a crisis that reportedly sees a staggering 13,000 new people a month become homeless in Los Angeles County. From shore to shore, poverty is visible across the U.S. as Continue Reading

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