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Destination Unknown (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 15, 2017

Review 81min Genre:      Documentary Director:   Claire Ferguson Cast:        Ed Mosberg, Helen Sternlicht, Frank Blaichman…and more Writer:     Jonathan Key -Synopsis- Twelve Polish Jewish survivors of the Holocaust recount their harrowing and disparate experiences of the ‘Third Reich’s’ cruelty, as director Claire Ferguson combines extraordinary archival footage with deeply personal testimony, painting a moving portrait of […]

Gleason (2016)

Posted by Gui on March 15, 2017

Review 110min Genre:       Documentary Director:    Clay Tweel Cast:         Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco-Gleason, Rivers Gleason…more Writer:      Clay Tweel -Synopsis- A candid chronicle of the life of former professional American Football player Steve Gleason after he’s diagnosed with ALS (motor neurone disease) at the age of 34; as he begins a video diary to capture his essence […]

Magnus (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 31, 2016

78min Genre:      Documentary Director:   Benjamin Ree Cast:        Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand…more Writers:    Linn-Jeanethe Kyed, Benjamin Ree -Synopsis- A biographical chronicle of young Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen; from troubled but gifted youngster struggling with growing pains while evolving his game by leaps and bounds, to becoming the youngest ever number one ranked player […]

Where to Invade Next (2016)

Posted by Gui on June 9, 2016

Review 120min Genre:      Documentary Director:   Michael Moore Cast:        Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, Tim Walker…and more Country:   USA -Synopsis- Irrepressible American documentarian and film-activist Michael Moore takes a slightly more optimistic than usual satirical look at the world, as he “invades” a bunch of foreign nations to see what he can take back to the good […]

Indie Spotlight- Three Days In Auschwitz

Posted by Gui on April 13, 2016

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) (English Language) 55min Genre:      Documentary Director:   Philippe Mora Cast:        Philippe Mora, Mirka Mora Country:   USA | Australia | Germany […]

He Named Me Malala (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 5, 2015

Review 88min USA/UAE Genre:    Documentary, Animation Director: Davis Guggenheim Cast:      Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai… -Synopsis- Director Davis Guggenheim’s chronicle of the life, so far, of Nobel Prize-winning Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, from being shot by the Taliban for suggesting girls should be educated to moving to Britain and becoming a global […]

Indie Spotlight- The Nightmare

Posted by Gui on October 31, 2015

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. The Nightmare (2015) (English Language) 91min (US) Genre:     Documentary, Horror Director:  Rodney Ascher Cast:       Siegfried Peters, Stephen Michael Joseph, Yatoya Toy…more   Director Rodney […]

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on September 21, 2015

Review 106min Genre:    Documentary Director: Mark Hartley Cast:      Elliott Gould, Franco Zeffirelli, Dolph Lundgren…and more Writers:  Mark Hartley Mark Hartley documentary about the meteoric rise & fall of B-movie Indie film studio Cannon Films whose extraordinary success changed the movie industry for better or worse, and whose fate was inextricably linked to that of its […]

The Wolfpack (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on August 19, 2015

Review 90min Genre:      Documentary, Drama, Fact-based Director:   Crystal Moselle Cast:        Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo…more Country:   USA Documentary recounting the remarkable story of the Angulo brothers, a large group of teenage siblings who use their obsession with movies to connect to the outside world after being confined to a small New York apartment for […]

The Salt of the Earth (2014) (English, French & Portuguese Language)

Posted by Gui on July 22, 2015

Review 110min Genre:      Documentary Directors:  Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado Cast:        Sebastião Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado…and more Writers:    Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier Powerful documentary chronicling the life and work of renown Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado as he recounts 40 years of travelling the globe and capturing the human condition and […]

Amy (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on July 3, 2015

Review 128min Genre:    Documentary, Fact-based Director: Asif Kapadia Cast:      Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Tony Bennett…and more From the team that gave us the unforgettable ‘Senna‘ comes a gripping and candid look at the remarkable and ultimately tragic life of British singer Amy Winehouse, featuring rarely seen home video as well as archive footage and paparazzi […]

Indie Spotlight- Candid Love

Posted by Gui on June 21, 2015

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration.   ‘Candid Love’ (2015) (English Language) 55min Genre:    Documentary Director: Kurtz Frausun Cast:      Jon Hargis, Shanea Devon, Daniel Hendricks…and more Country: USA     […]

The Look of Silence (2014) (Indonesian Language)

Posted by Gui on June 14, 2015

Review 103min Genre:    Documentary Director: Joshua Oppenheimer Writer:   Joshua Oppenheimer Award-winning US director Joshua Oppenheimer heads a Danish documentary production chronicling an Indonesian man’s efforts to make sense of the Indonesian political “killings” (or genocide) of 1965-66 which brutally claimed the lives of between 500 thousand and 1 million people, one of which happened to […]

Senna (2010) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on May 13, 2014

106min Genre:    Documentary, Fact Based Director: Asif Kapadia Cast:      Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Ron Dennis…and more Writers:  Manish Pandey Multi award-wining Senna is a documentary from British Filmmaker Asif Kapadia chronicling the life and times of the late-great Brazilian Formula 1 racing legend and sport superstar Ayrton Senna. The film seamlessly combines archive footage from […]

Blackfish (2013) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on April 12, 2014

83min Genre:    Documentary, Fact-Based Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite Cast:      Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg …and more Writers:  Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres, Tim Zimmermann If you enjoy documentaries that challenge long held beliefs in things you’ve taken for granted then Blackfish is a must watch for you. This is essentially a film that questions the way […]