Review: ‘Unraveling Athena’

What does it take to become the highest ranked women’s tennis player in the world? That is the question Francis Amat seeks to answer in the feature length documentary “Unraveling Athena” premiering in Australia at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival on July 28th. Four years in the making, the film features interviews with over 20 Continue Reading

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Interview: Directors Barney Spender and Roddy Gibson on the Making of ‘The Road to Sparta’

If someone were to ask you to run 246 kilometres in 36 hours you might think they were off their rocker, let alone struggle to believe such a thing were even possible. Yet, when perseverance meets heart “impossible” is but a glint of dirt on the heel of a worn out shoe. Especially if that Continue Reading

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Trailer: ‘McLaren’

Another amazing looking documentary set to come out of New Zealand later this year, “McLaren” from director Roger Donaldson (“Dante’s Peak” and “Species”). The feature-length film looks at the life, career, and legacy of racing legend Bruce McLaren and includes interviews with his close family, friends, and drivers Mario Andretti, Chris Amon, and Sir Jackie Continue Reading

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Doc of the Week: ‘Brave in the Attempt’

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games have been underway in Los Angeles this week. Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, the Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The film “Brave in the Attempt,” part of ESPN’s documentary series “30 for 30,” movingly tells the Continue Reading

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Doc of the Week: ‘CURT’

“Doc of the Week” is a new summer series where I’ll be sharing my favorite documentary each week for the next 7 weeks. I’ve seen a number of excellent short and feature films over the past few days, but the one that touched me most, and therefore is my first pick for “Doc of the Continue Reading

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