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Despite the Gods

Despite the Gods (Director: Penny Vozniak): Australian filmmaker Penny Vozniak had originally signed on to Hisss, a Bollywood production, to shoot content for the movie’s DVD extras. Early on in the process, she discovered a creatively richer opportunity in documenting … Continue reading

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The Pool

The Pool (Director: Chris Smith): Documentary filmmaker Chris Smith (American Movie, The Yes Men) makes his return to narrative storytelling with this modest film set in Goa, an area of India known for its beach resorts. Venkatesh is a young … Continue reading

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SXSW Film Anticipation

Though the full lineup won’t be announced until tomorrow, a little bird has let me know that Joshua Weinstein’s documentary Flying on One Engine will premiere at SXSW. This one looks unmissable. Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet is a wheelchair-bound larynx-less surgeon … Continue reading

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Wednesday Films

OT: Our Town (USA, 2002, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director): What happens when Dominguez High School in Compton, California decides to put on a school play for the first time in twenty years? This documentary reveals all. This is an experience … Continue reading

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Movie Night

Brooke is away until tomorrow, so tonight I invited Brent (my ex-roommate and best man) over to sample my latest culinary triumph, Apple and Caraway Stuffed Chicken Breasts (I changed the recipe to leave out the currants). Don’t worry. I’ve … Continue reading

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