Tag Archives: Documentary

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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Saturday Matinee: Awaken

Executive produced by cinema pioneers Terrence Malick and Godfrey Reggio, AWAKEN is a celebration of the spirit of life, an exploration of the Earth, and an ode to the Cosmos. Watch Awaken on Hoopla here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14122177

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Saturday Matinee: Crude

Crude Directed by Joe Berlinger A dramatic documentary about the “Amazon Chernobyl” case where indigenous tribal groups are fighting the multinational corporation Chevron. Film Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Source: Spirituality & Practice This attention-grabbing documentary directed by Joe … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Gaza Fights for Freedom

This debut feature film by journalist Abby Martin began while reporting in Palestine, where she was denied entry into Gaza by the Israeli government on the accusation she was a “propagandist.” So Abby connected with a team of journalists in … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Chicago Conspiracy Eight

The Real Chicago 8 Movie: R.G. Davis Gets it Right By Jonah Raskin Source: CounterPunch In January 1970, R.G. Davis, the founder of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and one of the fathers of guerrilla theater, filmed a 60-minute video … Continue reading

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