In a time when people were famous just for being famous, a young boy’s father writes a book with him as a character. Soon, the whole world wants to know and meet the “real” Christopher Robin. Goodbye Christopher Robin is the story of the writing of the Winnie-the-Pooh books and how the success of those books impacted the young son of the author, A. A. Milne.
There have been a number of films dealing with veterans coming home with PTSD and related issues. Some of those have been about women who have served in combat. Usually such films try to give us some sense of the trauma that happens in battle. . . . But Blood Stripe never shows us what Our Sergeant has gone through.
The Meyerowitz family has spent their lives talking past each other. How can they find ways to say the important things that must be said? Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is a comic, yet painful look at a family that must struggle to get past a lifetime of the barriers they have built between each other.
The Florida Project is the story of a carefree childhood summer—except it isn’t. Instead it is a haunting view of a somewhat hidden section of American life—families that are not quite homeless, but nowhere near even a minimal security.
After ten years as part of the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel, Bobbi Jene Smith is returning to the U.S. to create her own avant garde works. Elvira Lind’s documentary Bobbi Jene chronicles her two year journey, her work, and the personal struggles it entails. The film opens with Bobbi Jene telling her mentor Ohed… [Read More]
Twenty years ago Judi Dench played Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, the story of Victoria’s close relationship with John Brown, a member of her household staff. Victoria and Abdul sees her again in the roll of Victoria as the now elderly Queen strikes up another personal relationship with a servant.
Think of an important event in your life. Do you remember it the same as someone else who was there? Do you remember it the same as you did a few years ago? Marjorie Prime is about the relationship between reality and memory.
Rat Film is a bizarre documentary that seeks to speak about social issues by showing bits of the history of Baltimore and the way we people interact with rats. It never really makes clear how these two things are related, other than we see how some people in Baltimore deal with rats in various Baltimore neighborhoods.
Crossett, Arkansas bills itself as the “Forestry Capital of the South”. It’s a small community, but it is home to a Georgia-Pacific paper mill…. Company Town is an exposé of not only the company’s practices, but also of the impotence of the government agencies we rely on to prevent such problems.
In 1947 hundreds of years of British rule over India came to an end with the creation of two countries: India and Pakistan, and the largest mass population migration in history. Viceroy’s House is a kind of Upstairs/Downstairs view of that history.