Posts Tagged ‘Documentary’
"Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness" (2015)

Indy Film Fest: Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness

"Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness" is an informative, sympathetic look at the homeless problem in Indianapolis and an eye-opener for all audiences.
Do Not Resist

Indy Film Fest: Do Not Resist

It is a movie that will — and should — force you to ask questions of your local officials & think about what kind of law enforcement you want having your back.

Nurse practitioner Jessica Macleod tends to Roger Brown, one of her homebound patients, in 2016's "The Invisible Patients," a documentary directed by Patrick O'Connor.

Indy Film Fest: The Invisible Patients

A documentary about healthcare in Indiana that elevates itself above other alarm-sounding peers with gallows humor, observant composition and artful pacing.
Yo-Yo Ma reflects upon the Silk Road Project he helped create in 2016's "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble," directed by Morgan Neville.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

A splendid, generous look at the happy accidents, and intentional elation, that musicians and audiences alike have found in this fermata of fertile creativity.

Where to Invade Next

New to View: May 10

Michael Moore's latest documentary and yet another horror film about a creepy doll lead this week's Blu-ray and DVD releases.
Where to Invade Next

Where to Invade Next

Filmmaker Michael Moore visits countries where problems that still plague the United States seemingly have been solved.

The life and death of soul singer Amy Winehouse is documented in the new movie "Amy" (2015).

New to View: Dec. 1

An Amy Winehouse documentary, a gambling dramedy co-starring Ryan Reynolds and an Amy Schumer stand-up special lead this week's new Blu-ray and DVD releases.
"dream/killer" (2015) a documentary about the wrongful imprisonment of Ryan Ferguson, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: dream/killer

"dream/killer" is a documentary whose narrow focus on the family of a falsely imprisoned teenager is both a strength and a weakness.

"The Gnomist" (2015), a documentary short about the power of art, imagination, and community, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: The Gnomist

“The Gnomist” explores how the shared experiences of art and imagination can create a magical sense of hope and community.
"The Art of Richard Thompson" (2015), now playing at the Heartland Film Festival, is an informative retrospective documentary on the career of the Washington Post and "Cul de Sac" cartoonist.

Heartland: The Art of Richard Thompson

"The Art of Richard Thompson" is an informative retrospective on the career of the "Cul de Sac" creator and Washington Post cartoonist.

romeo is bleeding

Heartland: Romeo Is Bleeding

An emotionally raw feature that is uncompromising in its honesty.

Heartland: Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

You watch shaking your head, questioning the sanity of the filmmakers as children — and adults. Yet, by the finale, you want to give them a standing ovation.

peace officer

Heartland: Peace Officer

Filmmakers use movies to bring voice to their agendas. It’s up to viewers to choose what to accept & reject. "Peace Officer" stacks the deck too far to one side.
He Named Me Malala documentary

He Named Me Malala

A documentary that suffers because it is too superficial and reverential of its subject.