Violet: How They Achieved This Stunning 4:3 Film’s Most Stunning Shots


Floating in an ocean of equals parts uncertainty and obscurity after winning the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury in 2014, Bas Devos’s feature debut Violet didn’t reach American shores, beyond a handful of festivals, until new distributor…  Read more

By May 19, 2017

Jon Nguyen on David Lynch: The Art Life, How Twin Peaks Delayed Production and the Downside of Kickstarter

David Lynch: The Art Life

While David Lynch fans eagerly await the premiere of the new Twin Peaks on Sunday, a documentary that peers deep into the iconic director’s life is currently making its way around theaters across the U.S. After premiering last year in Venice…  Read more

By May 17, 2017

“There Was Baby Powder in the VHS Tapes Themselves”: Erin Lee Carr on Mommy Dead and Dearest

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the subject of Mommy Dead and Dearest

Sometimes the only way to escape an overprotective household is to resort to extreme measures. Erin Lee Carr’s latest documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest, about a young girl raised from  birth by her mother to believe she was physically incapable of surviving…  Read more

By May 15, 2017

“The Film Gives Viewers Plenty to be Angry About”: Steve James on Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Steve James’ documentary, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, is at once a heartfelt portrait of a close-knit family facing overwhelming adversity and an infuriating indictment of our U.S. justice system gone seriously awry. The film follows the Chinese immigrant Sung…  Read more

By May 15, 2017

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