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Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Elian" depicts the international custody battle over 5-year-old Cuban Elian Gonzalez, which made for a showdown between the United States and Cuba.

Tribeca 2017: Documentary ‘Frank Serpico’ Lauds an Honest Cop

Tribeca 2017: Documentary ‘Frank Serpico’ Lauds an Honest Cop

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Antonino D'Ambrosio's new documentary "Frank Serpico" retells the story of the famous New York City cop in Serpico's own words, reinforcing the message that doing the right thing is always the right thing.

Tribeca 2017: ‘Sensitives’ Documentary as Hyper-aware as Its Subjects

Tribeca 2017: ‘Sensitives’ Documentary as Hyper-aware as Its Subjects

By Hailey Nuthals, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

How do you live in a world where the very presence of a cellphone in the room can slur your speech and cause blood in your stool? As it turns out, very carefully.

‘Tomorrow’ Creates Hope in a Gloomy World

‘Tomorrow’ Creates Hope in a Gloomy World

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

The new eco-documentary "Tomorrow" gives bright glimpses of hope for environmentally conscious communities amidst a world of dark facts about climate change.

‘Dao Khanong’ Meditates on a Massacre

‘Dao Khanong’ Meditates on a Massacre

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Anocha Suwichakornpong alternates between reenactment and interviews in her documentary "By the Time It Gets Dark" to play with the frailty of memory, which becomes disturbingly relevant in its account of the 1976 massacre of protesters at Thailand's Thammasat University.

New Doc Highlights the Man Who ‘Shot!’ Rock ‘n’ Roll

New Doc Highlights the Man Who ‘Shot!’ Rock ‘n’ Roll

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

"Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock" puts the focus on one of the biggest names of rock you've never heard of — famed rock music photographer Mick Rock.

‘The Art Life’ Illuminates David Lynch’s World

‘The Art Life’ Illuminates David Lynch’s World

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Jon Nguyen's new documentary on the prolific David Lynch traces one of the most mysterious, enigmatic directors back to his artistic roots — painting.

Jazz Meets Murder in Documentary

Jazz Meets Murder in Documentary

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Opening soon at the Film Society at Lincoln Center, "I Called Him Morgan" gives proper credit to one of the most tragically underrated jazz trumpeters, Morgan Lee, whose life was cut short at age 33 when his wife shot him during a show in the East Village.

‘Betting on Zero’ Details Herbalife’s Marketing Scheme

‘Betting on Zero’ Details Herbalife’s Marketing Scheme

By Phyllis Lam, Contributing Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

New documentary "Betting On Zero" vividly brings stock investor Bill Ackman's battle against Herbalife to life, allowing the people on the inside of the historic struggle to speak their truths.

A Biopic That Tries to Save Its Subject’s Life

A Biopic That Tries to Save Its Subject’s Life

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

What happens when a story that nobody else wanted to listen to is revealed — and the story's narrator is determined that he's reached the end?

A Devastating Look Into Isolation in “Solitary”

A Devastating Look Into Isolation in “Solitary”

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Kristi Jacobson's new documentary "Solitary" explores the lives of prisoners forced into isolation.

“Becoming Warren Buffett,” an Inspiring Story about an Inspiring Man

“Becoming Warren Buffett,” an Inspiring Story about an Inspiring Man

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

HBO's new documentary "Becoming Warren Buffett" takes a larger-than-life icon of our age and makes him into something almost unimaginable — human.

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