THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO

The only problem I had with “The Search for General Tso,” and it’s something many of us experience eating Chinese-American food, was that an hour after watching it I was hungry to view it again…

Posted on June 28, 2014 in Reviews by

A PLACE CALLED PLUTO

2014 AFI DOCS FESTIVAL SELECTION! At just 10 minutes, this is just a taste, a heartfelt one, of the tragedy this disease unleashes…

Posted on June 20, 2014 in Reviews by

AMANDA F***ING PALMER ON THE ROCKS

2014 AFI DOCS FESTIVAL SELECTION! Timoner does a nice clean edit of the various controversies surrounding Palmer, using nice visual flourishes in-between talking heads, performance snippets, press conferences, backstage interviews, and occasional animations….

Posted on June 19, 2014 in Reviews by

SHOWFOLK

“Showfolk” is best described as an extended public service announcement, and that’s probably what the MPTF wanted. Something straight arrow and talking head.

Posted on June 14, 2014 in Reviews by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 153: “MALA MALA” – PUERTO RICO TRANS AND DRAG DOCUMENTARY ROUNDTABLE

Featuring the artists who make up the focus of the film, as well as stories of their experience as cross-dressing and transgendered artists in Puerto Rico, we look at the film and trailer in this interview direct from the Tribeca Film Festival premiere on BYOD…

Posted on May 12, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 149: “GARNET’S GOLD” DOCUMENTARY FROM 2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

A near-death experience, quest for gold, and the evolution of a very unique documentary are all discussed with BYOD direct from the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival…

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 148: “VIRUNGA” DOCUMENTARY ON CONGO AND NATIONAL PARK

This week’s BYOD looks at “Virunga,” the documentary on Congo’s UNESCO world heritage national park that is under threat from oil companies…

Posted on April 30, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 147: “THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO” – DOCUMENTARY FROM 2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

“The Search for General Tso,” the documentary that explores the mystery behind the ubiquitous Chinese food menu item, is shared direct from the Tribeca Film Fest with director Ian Cheney…

Posted on April 30, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 146: “POINT AND SHOOT” – MATTHEW VANDYKE IN LIBYAN REVOLUTION DOCUMENTARY

“Point and Shoot,” the documentary that looks at Matthew VanDyke and his participation in the Libyan revolution, is featured on BYOD…

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 145: “SILENCED” – WHISTLEBLOWER DOCUMENTARY WITH THOMAS ANDREW DRAKE, JESSELYN RADDACK AND JAMES SPIONE

Whistleblower documentary “Silenced” sheds light on government secrets and the legal war being waged to protect them…

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 144: “1971″ – FBI BREAK-IN DOCUMENTARY WITH JOHANNA HAMILTON AND BETTY MEDSGER

In 1971 the FBI offices at Media, Pennsylvania were broken into and secrets such as COINTELPRO, government spying, and assassination came to public light. The activists who executed the break-in have revealed themselves after over 40 years, and they are discussed with “1971″ documentary director Johanna Hamilton and film subject, Betty Medsger. Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, Anonymous, and the rest of the current wave of whistleblowers, the importance of Media, Pennsylvania, and costs of exposing the government’s dark arts are shared with the movie trailer, for BYOD from the 2014 Tribeca Film Fest…

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SPOTLIGHT, MIDNIGHT, SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND STORYSCAPES PROGRAM

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, running April 16th to April 27th in New York City, has announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the Storyscapes program…

Posted on March 6, 2014 in Festivals by

2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIEWPOINTS AND WORLD NARRATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION SELECTIONS

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, running April 16-27, has announced its Viewpoints and World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections. Spotlight, Midnight and Special feature programming will be announced on March 6, 2014…

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Festivals by