Snaking through a tangle of interlocking ideas, threads and events, Carl Deal and Tia Lnever quite finds a unified focus. Nonetheless, limited theatrical is possible, with broadcast sales more…
Doc takes a long time finding the dramatic traction it needs to move beyond the picturesque.
"Rain in a Dry Land" is in the forefront of the current crop of immigration chronicles, a docu that illuminates a stratum of U.S. life as much as it does the plight of the African emigre. The film's…
Paola di Florio's "Home of the Brave" explores the life of slain demonstrator Viola Liuzzo -- the only white woman killed during the U.S. civil rights movement. Transfiguring material ordinarily the…
The Tribeca Film Festival has skedded the world preem of "The Italian Job" and has unveiled a lineup of panel discussions on independent film and entertainment industry issues that includes talks…
There was a sly, running spoof throughout the Coen Brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" of the ways in which "old-timey music" was being marketed and broadcast during the depths of the Depression…
Onstage, the documentary qualities of Anna Deavere Smith's solo performances -- she interviews diverse personalities, then "cuts" between their edited comments -- can be compellingly virtuosic and…