This film excels because filmmakers Erik Parker and One9 masterfully used editing choices and story structure for a cohesive and captivating story about the revitalization of Newark, New Jersey, from the late 1980s and on. So writes award-winning WORD reviewer Seon Pollard.
A coming of age documentary film unlike any coming of age film in recent memory. SCHEME BIRD centers on Scottish teenager Gemma and the people in her life trying to survive in an impoverished town.
NANA is not a historical documentary about what happened to the Jewish people during WWII, but rather the story of a blonde girl with a normal life who lost everything, and how her descendants live with the trauma of heritage. It also shows a strong woman who managed to survive and keep her hands clean.
THE DEPARTURE aka ODEJSCIE is Director Lana Wilson’s sublime visual journal about a motorcycle-riding Rinzai Zen priest who is internationally known as a virtual, one-man, suicide prevention hotline in Japan.
Projections, taking place October 6-9, is comprised of eight features and eight shorts programs includes experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices Short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most significant and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.
“Whenever we are confronted as a society with an illness that we don’t understand, we put the blame on the people who are sick,” says Director Drew Xanthopoulos in an interview about the making of his trancendent, full length documentary…
Director-Writer Vlad Yudin’s documents the lives of several mixed martial arts stars, such as Jon Jones, former UFC light-heavyweight champion; Ronda Rousey, first ever UFC women’s bantamweight champion; and Rashad “Suga” Evans, former UFC light-heavyweight champion. Also included are Ronda…