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The Up Series (Michael Apted, 1964-2012)

“One of the great social experiments in the history of documentary filmmaking, Michael Apted’s Up series has been reissued by First Run Features in order to include the latest installment, 56 Up.” Read my entire review of the Up series, … Continue reading

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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (Fredrik Gertten, 2011)

“Back in 2009, Swedish documentarian Fredrik Gertten made Bananas!*, which chronicled a lawsuit filed on behalf of Nicaraguan fruit workers who had been sterilized by exposure to pesticides used by the Dole Food Company. That documentary quickly ran afoul of … Continue reading

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Werner Herzog’s “Grizzly Man” Screens Tonight at The Creative Center

Join me at 7pm at The Creative Center, 900 Sixteenth St Greensboro Room 213 as we screen Werner Herzog’s incredible documentary film Grizzly Man (2005), the story of one man’s love of nature carried to the ultimate extreme. FREE with … Continue reading

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New Film Series Starting Wednesday, March 7

We are proud to announce a new film series that will occur every first and third Wednesday of the month at The Creative Center featuring documentary films and cult/international/independent/obscure films.  Our first offering on March 7, 2012 is Werner Herzog’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Frederick Wiseman

“Since his 1967 debut, Titicut Follies, a scathing exposé of the inhumane conditions inside a Massachusetts institution for the criminally insane, Frederick Wiseman has acquired a reputation as the dean of American documentary filmmakers.” Read my interview with Frederick Wiseman, … Continue reading

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Into the Abyss of Time: Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog, 2010)

Let’s get the negativity out of the way upfront: Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ 3D effects – although philosophically understandable – are nevertheless frequently murky, rendering the dark cavernous spaces and fitful lighting even more obscurant, as well as inconsistent – … Continue reading

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