Tag Archives: Documentary

Saturday Matinee: Gloria’s Call

Source: GloriasCall.com From the cafés of Paris to the mountaintops of Samiland, a scholar’s life is foreverchanged through her friendships with the women artists of Surrealism. In 1971, graduate student Gloria Orenstein received a call from Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington that sparked … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

By JPRoscoe Source: Basement Rejects Launching in 1974, the Z Channel became one of the first pay cable channels.  The channel eventually morphed into a movie channel highlighting directors, art films, and championing original visions portrayed on the screen.  One … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: From JFK To 911 Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick

Source: Top Documentary Films The assassination of President John F. Kennedy lingers as one of the most traumatic events of the twentieth century. The open and shut nature of the investigation which ensued left many global citizens unsettled and dissatisfied, and nagging … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Punk: Attitude

“Punk: Attitude” (2005) is a documentary tracing the roots, meaning and enduring influence of the punk movement of the late 70s and early 80s. Directed by Don Letts, the film offers an insider’s perspective because Letts was a catalyzing agent … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Review: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD, Pretzels of Truth and Performance Art By Kurt Halfyard Source: Film Anarchy “This could either be the world’s biggest murder mystery, or the world’s most idiotic conspiracy theory.” Two years before the JFK assassination, on the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius

Review By Steve Davis Source: The Austin Chronicle You couldn’t escape his ubiquitous mug back when Austin was truly weird. It appeared on bumper stickers, bulletin boards, telephone poles, streetlights, bathroom walls, and more: A perfectly coiffed and lantern-jawed 1950s … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

By Matt Zoller Seitz Source: RogerEbert.com Documentaries about visual artists tend to be so boringly conceived—talk about the life, show a picture, talk about the life, show another picture—that you may not realize what you’ve been missing until you see one as … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Meet the Patels

Review by Odie Henderson Source: RogerEbert.com The documentary “Meet the Patels” bills itself as a real-life romantic comedy. It embraces this notion by interspersing its subject’s quest for love with clips from successful examples of the rom-com genre. For this … Continue reading

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