Schlesinger and her all-female team of filmmakers have given us what amounts to a refreshing nonfiction antidote to this season’s seasoned-men-at-sea flicks.
Ultimately, Gravity is made for where the money’s at, and that money is no longer stateside.
“all important stories are minority stories.”
Schwarz gives us a glimpse through a looking glass filled with contradiction, frustration and ultimately death.
Suffice to say that by now – thanks to Amnesty International and/or Madonna – you’ve probably heard of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk rock collective that burst onto the international scene after a guerrilla performance at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior led to the arrest and conviction of three of its balaclava-sporting members. Mike …
“I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that a lot of very bad things happen when people have good intentions”
“Kon-Tiki” is a fictionalized account of the Norwegian experimental ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl’s 4300 mile journey in a balsa raft over 65 years ago.
Since its debut in 2003 the World Chess Boxing Organisation has expanded internationally and now includes branches from Siberia to LA. I caught up with the current light heavyweight champ Iepe “The Joker” at the bustling café of De Balie, a massive cultural center in the heart of Amsterdam.
“Call Me Kuchu” is a sweeping portrait not just of the heroic gays and lesbians who often literally put themselves in the line of fire each and every day just to demand basic human rights, but also of a self-righteous Ugandan society which bans homosexuality and openly advocates for the death penalty for HIV-positive men.
There’s not one false note in “The Punk Syndrome,” the thrilling portrait of Pertti Kurikka’s Name Day, a socially minded and politically incorrect quartet of kick-ass musicians – who happen to be mentally disabled, and the real rebellious deal.