Tag Archives: Documentary

Saturday Matinee: Theaters of War

A documentary about the U.S. military’s editorial control over thousands of Hollywood’s films and television programs. Source: Media Education Foundation If you’ve seen Top Gun or Transformers, you may have wondered: Does all of that military machinery on screen come with strings attached? Does … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Prescription Thugs

By Zach Hollwedel Source: Under the Radar In 2008, Chris Bell’s Bigger, Stronger, Faster* plunged into the (un)surprisingly rampant reality of athletic doping. Never a fly-on-the-wall documentarian, Bell organically infuses himself into his films, rendering them particularly potent. In the case of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Dark Clouds Over Elberton

Source: Vimeo In 1979, a mysterious stranger appeared in the remote town of Elberton, Georgia. The man introduced himself as R.C. Christian, but admitted this was not his real name. He claimed to represent a small group of loyal Americans … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Lo and Behold

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World A bold and multidimensional documentary about the glories and the drawbacks of the Internet. By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Source: Spirituality & Practice Werner Herzog is an inimitable documentary filmmaker whose … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: All Light, Everywhere

Film Review: “All Light, Everywhere” — Darkness Visible By Neil Giordano Source: Arts Fuse Do you trust what you see? How can you? Our eyes are no longer the primary way that we see; they have been swapped out for … Continue reading

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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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