Tag: Documentary

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

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

My Enemy, My Brother

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

'Picking Up the Pieces'

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”

Review: ‘How to Dance in Ohio’

Currently available on HBO NOW and HBO GO, “How to Dance in Ohio” is an endearing feature length documentary chronicling the experiences of a group of teenagers and young adults with autism spectrum disorder in

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?

"Out in the Cold"

Review: ‘Out in the Cold’

In “Out in the Cold,”  director J.D. O’Brien and John Koepke step out of their comfort zones to not only see what life is like for those without stable housing in their community, but to

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

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

Film Highlight: ‘Faces of Polish Emigration’

One of the reasons why I love documentaries so much is that I love learning through story. Directors choose many different methods to convey their subject’s story on screen. The intimacy achieved by simply letting