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Documentary Unbound: Werner Herzog’s BALLAD OF THE LITTLE SOLDIER

July 8, 2014
BALLAD OF THE LITTLE SOLDIER

There’s always a line between documentarians and subjects, but here it’s as sharp as life and death.

The Vast Vistas in Werner Herzog’s HEART OF GLASS

July 8, 2014
HEART OF GLASS

If the idea of placing your cast into a hypnotic trance sounds like the epitome of directorial control, it actually proves very much the opposite here.

Hal Hartley Explores New Voices in MY AMERICA

July 4, 2014
MY AMERICA

‘American dreams’ and realities hit hard in the assembled works of MY AMERICA.

IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS: Where Are They Now?

July 3, 2014
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS

James Longley’s 2006 IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS is a sadly prophetic documentary well worth revisiting.

Man, Time and Eternity: Werner Herzog’s HEART OF GLASS

July 1, 2014

Roger Ebert writes on a haunting Herzog film he selected as one of the ‘Greats.’

How to Remember in a Nation that Forgets

June 29, 2014
GORE VIDAL UNITED STATES AMNESIA

Nicholas Wrathall’s GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA shows that strong ideas do survive.

Animated with Ocelot: KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS

June 27, 2014
KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS

On French animator Michel Ocelot’s process: ‘If you make a film in which a child understands everything, you’re making a bad film, and you’re doing a bad thing: you’re not helping the child to grow.’

A Visit with Iranian New Wave Masters

June 25, 2014
KAMRAN SHIRDEL

Taking a fresh look at history and the the framing of Iranian film with Dariush Mehrjui, Kamran Shirdel and Masoud Kimiai.

Continuing Nightmares from WHERE THE GREEN ANTS DREAM

June 24, 2014
WHERE THE GREEN ANTS DREAM

An AVATAR from a generation past, Werner Herzog’s people-versus-corporations dreamscape still speaks volumes.

ROY COHN/JACK SMITH: One-Man Show, Three Men’s Lives

June 23, 2014
ROY COHN / JACK SMITH

A look back at the era that created Ron Vawter’s shrewdly dialectical, deeply resonant and deceptively simple performance, ROY COHN/JACK SMITH.

Bowe Bergdahl and Beyond

June 18, 2014
HOW TO FOLD A FLAG

Inside the minds of U.S. Soldiers in HOW TO FOLD A FLAG.

The Makings of Werner Herzog in LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS

June 17, 2014
LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS

Cinéma vérité meets otherworldly insight in Werner Herzog’s classic early documentary.