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Berliner’s documentary offers first-hand account of living with Alzheimer’s

Berliner’s documentary offers first-hand account of living with Alzheimer’s

For obvious reasons, it’s difficult to get a first-hand account of what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s disease. But Alan Berliner’s documentary comes awfully close. Kristy Hutter reviews IDFA’s grand prize winner First Cousin Once Removed. … Read entire article »

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The Invisible War

The Invisible War

It won the prestigious Audience Award at Sundance 2012 and is currently in the running for an equally appreciated IDA award; this flawless investigation by Oscar and Emmy nominated director Kirby Dick reveals that some servicemen who are working to prevent evil acts of terrorism from reaching American soil, are in fact themselves guilty of accomplishing acts that are equally as brutal, and on their own comrades…. … Read entire article »

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Bear 71 – an unconventional documentary

Bear 71 – an unconventional documentary

The National Film Board of Canada’s latest interactive documentary tells us about the relationship between nature and technology in a pioneering, unconventional way. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January and has been stirring up intrigue and awe ever since. Kristy Hutter reviews Bear 71, the story of a tagged grizzly bear who roams the great wide north under constant protection and threat of developing technology. … Read entire article »

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Review: Being Elmo

Review: Being Elmo

Thinking of Elmo, you’ll most likely picture him on tv, singing with his friends, or as a stuffed version on a shelf, waiting to be purchased for a lucky toddler. It’s safe to say, not many people think about the man behind one of the world’s most recognized and loved characters. Director Constance Marks did though and so a truly unique and endearing documentary was born. Kristy Hutter reviews Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey. … Read entire article »

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Review: This is What Love in Action Looks Like

Review: This is What Love in Action Looks Like

After seeing Jon Fox Morgan’s documentary on “ex-gay camps” in the U.S. Kristy Hutter gets candid with her review for This Is What Love in Action Looks Like. … Read entire article »

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Review: Town of Runners

Review: Town of Runners

Documentaries are meant to capture reality and Town of Runners does just that. Filmmaker Jerry Rothwell follows the lives of two aspiring Olympians in Bekoji, rural Ethiopia, and the trials and tribulations that come with their training. Kristy Hutter reviews the inspiring film filled with memorable characters, commemorative triumphs, and devastating losses. … Read entire article »

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Review: Vito

Review: Vito

Vito documents the life of one of history’s most prominent gay activists who played an essential role in eliminating the taboo of homosexuality in the ‘60s and who went on to do the same for AIDS in the ‘80s. Kristy Hutter reviews Jeffrey Schwarz’s inspiring documentary which is currently being shown at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. … Read entire article »

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