‘The Seventh Fire’ Leads an Essential Series on Native American Documentary
At New York City's Metrograph, the disappointingly narrow 'The Seventh Fire' is paired with 'Native to America,' a strong program of complex, polyphonic documentaries about aboriginal life and history.
Pervert Park is a Bold Character Study That Brings Humanity to Sex Offenders
'Pervert Park,' a documentary by Frida and Lasse Barkfors, looks at the everyday lives of convicted sex offenders all living in a Florida trailer park. Reportedly, there were many walk outs during screenings of the film at Sundance, likely because some viewers can't accept such a humanizing portrait of people often seen as monsters.
‘The Realness’ Episode 15: ’12 O’Clock Boys’
In this week's episode, Daniel and Christopher are joined by Kristy Puchko (Cinema Blend; PopCrush) to discuss Lotfy Nathan's '12 O'Clock Boys,' which is one of the most critically acclaimed and honored docs of 2014 so far. Somehow the three of us are united in not thinking it's such a great film, though it is definitely one with a lot to discuss.