Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

An Unexpected Family: ’50 Children’ Documents a Holocaust Miracle

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

A new documentary about a bright spot in one of humanity’s darker periods premieres on HBO. Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day, 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus, the new documentary by Steve Pressman, recounts the story of Eleanor and Gilbert Kraus. Some may know of this Philadelphia couple who helped rescue, as [&hellip
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Birders’-Eye View

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

birders Jeffrey Kimball’s Peek at an Overlooked New York Pastime What does the term “warbler” mean to you? No, it’s not a rival a cappella team from Glee – they’re birds! Warblers are an exotic species, one of the 117 chronicled by Jeffrey Kimball in his understated documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect. Birders, filmed over [&hellip
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Impressions With Philip Glass

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Composer Talks Scoring REBIRTH From Kundun to The Hours to The Fog of War, Philip Glass isn’t the type of composer to wed himself to one cinematic genre. Like an actor, Glass noted in a phone interview, he imagines the emotional motivation of the characters, fictional or otherwise, when scoring a film. While working on [&hellip
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After Loss Comes Rebirth

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

A doc 10 years in the making shows rebuilding of ground zero and the stories of 9/11 survivors There are documentaries with the power to transcend the silver screen and create lasting, perceptible change in the three-dimensional world. REBIRTH is one such film. A feature-length documentary, REBIRTH is part of a larger organization whose mission [&hellip
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The X-Files

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A new doc explores the global phenomenon of the Toynbee Tiles Odds are that if you live in a major metropolis in the eastern half of the country (or even in Chile), at some point over the last three decades you have stepped on a Toynbee Tile and its cryptic message: “Toynbee Idea in Movie [&hellip
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Resurrection of Affection

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Stonewall history gets gentrified By Armond White Stonewall Uprising confronts our nonchalant present-day sexual freedoms with the history of struggle that peaked in the 1969 Stonewall riots. Its title asserts uprising (not “riot”) to convey the oppression that gay people had to violently oppose in order to claim their humanity and citizenship
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