Movies

Mar. 05, 2019

‘Gimme Truth!’ game show packs The Blue Note with creators, fans

The game show is a True/False favorite, inviting guest documentarians and film buffs alike to test their mettle and guess at the validity of various films.

Mar. 04, 2019

‘No Data Plan’ presents tragic mix of choppy narrative, impossibly boring footage of Miko Revereza’s three-day train ride

Miko Revereza’s documentary “No Data Plan” feels more like a documentary about train rides than his life as an immigrant living in the U.S.

Mar. 04, 2019

‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’ presents a compelling case with appalling accusations

While “Cold Case Hammarskjöld” starts as a murder investigation, the movie quickly evolves into something far more sinister.

Mar. 04, 2019

‘The Edge of Democracy’: a guide through Brazil’s current administration

“The Edge of Democracy” shows a behind the scene of the Brazilian government, from protests against the government all over the country and a presidential impeachment to one of the most controversial elections in Brazil’s history. Everything viewed through personal experiences of director Petra Costa.

Mar. 04, 2019

‘Chinese Portrait’ shows snippets of life all over China

This documentary by Wang Xiaoshuai takes viewers all across China, its lack of commentary or voiceovers making it a “pure picture” up for anyone’s interpretation.

Mar. 04, 2019

‘American Factory’ documents workplace culture wars

The new documentary tracks the integration of a Chinese company into an old General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio.

Mar. 03, 2019

‘Mike Wallace is Here’ dissects legacy of television journalism pioneer

Consisting entirely of archival footage, the film is a unique achievement in the biographical documentary genre.

Mar. 03, 2019

‘Midnight in Paris’ paints a charming portrait of Flint, Michigan before water crisis

The film highlights the trials and achievements of local kids before prom.

Mar. 03, 2019

‘Knock Down the House’ captures story of four progressive, female primary candidates

Sundance favorite “Knock Down the House” tells the story of powerful women during the 2018 midterm primaries, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearengin.

Mar. 03, 2019

Nathan Fielder’s ‘Finding Frances’ celebrates beauty and pain of human experience

In “Finding Frances,” Nathan Fielder teams up with Bill Heath, a Bill Gates impersonator, to go on an epic journey to find Heath’s long-lost love.

Mar. 02, 2019

‘Apollo 11’ documentary takes audiences on astronomical journey

True/False Film Fest attendees got the chance to get a first-hand look at the Apollo 11 mission through original footage and an intense screening experience.

Feb. 19, 2019

The Academy creates several PR nightmares in attempt to improve Oscars

The Academy’s attempts to shorten and enhance the Academy Awards ceremony were met with public backlash and constant backpedaling.

Feb. 06, 2019

46th Annie Awards celebrates year’s best in animation

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” sweeps at the awards ceremony, taking home all seven nominations.

Jan. 22, 2019

Cinema director Barbie Banks seeks to take Ragtag Cinema in new direction.

A veteran of Citizen Jane finds hope for female representation.

Jan. 22, 2019

Hulu and Netflix release competing documentaries on failed Fyre Festival

Hulu released its comedic documentary four days earlier than Netflix’s behind-the-scenes deep dive.

Dec. 11, 2018

Kevin Hart steps down from Oscar hosting gig after homophobic comments come to light

The Academy has yet to announce who will fill the comedian's place.

Nov. 11, 2018

Citizen Jane’s ‘Secret Lives of Girls’ focuses on perspective, politics

The program featured shorts from girls under the age of 18 and a Q&A with two directors after the screenings.

Nov. 06, 2018

Hermanos breaks past politics to see similarities we all share

Laura Plancarte uses shots and effects reminiscent of a fiction film to create a documentary that tackles the humanity behind the Mexican/American immigration crisis.

Nov. 06, 2018

‘People People’ provides look into agoraphobia in digital age

Lizzie Logan provides us with a new-age love story between YouTuber Kat and her delivery guy Colin, with a sobering look into loving someone with a mental illness.

Nov. 06, 2018

‘Rosie and Moussa’ Review: Childlike ambition confronts family conflict

Director Dorothée Van Den Berghe brings the children’s book “Rosie en Moussa” by Michael De Cock to life with her emotional Dutch film about friendship, family and love.