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Serenade for Haiti (2017)

All the way back in 2000, I fell in love with a movie called Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles and went to meet with its maker, a young director by the name of Owsley Brown, who struck me with his extraordinary intelligence and empathy. It has been a long time since I saw another of Brown's movies, and here it is: Serenade for Haiti, which is every bit as sad and beautiful as its predecessor. read more...
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Serenade for Haiti (2017)

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  • Written by: Owsley Brown
  • Directed by: Owsley Brown
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Language: In Haitian Creole and French, with English Subtitles
  • Running Time: 71 minutes
  • Release Date: 10/26/2017
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Brimstone & Glory (2017)

Viktor Jakovleski's documentary Brimstone & Glory tells the story of Tultepec, a small town in Mexico notable for its manufacturing of fireworks as well as a festival in which those fireworks are lit off, in spectacular ways. It's a beautiful film, forgoing talking heads or commentary and simply finding the poetry of the moment; in many ways, it reminded me of the great fishing documentary Leviathan (2012). Jakovleski's camera quietly and smoothly tracks through the streets, capturing the majestic beauty of several enormous fireworks towers as they spin and flame in the darkness. One breathstopping shot shows a man climbing to the top of a dizzying tower to make a repair. Jakovleski occasionally follows some locals; mothers fret over how dangerous the craft is, and fathers try to teach their sons about how to mix chemicals. He also captures some rather gruesome injuries, people who were unfortunately caught in the crossfire of a flying rocket. But mostly, this 67-minute film captures the thrill, the joy, the wonder of looking up into the night sky and seeing something uniting, something bigger than all of us. read more...
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    Brimstone & Glory (2017)

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    • Directed by: Viktor Jakovleski
    • MPAA Rating: NR
    • Language: Spanish, with English subtitles
    • Running Time: 67 minutes
    • Release Date: 10/26/2017
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    In Jackson Heights (2015)

    Frederick Wiseman (Boxing Gym, At Berkeley, National Gallery) returns with another of his singular documentaries. As with his other films, In Jackson Heights employs his unique fly-on-the-wall technique, wherein he somehow gets his camera close to people, to record their natural actions and reactions, without them seeming to notice or care. It feels like we're actually visiting. Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in Queens, NY, which boasts the largest melting pot in the world. Apparently some 167 languages are spoken in this one area. We meet some of these cultures and view them at work, and we see much preparation of delicious-looking food. We hear from gay groups and Latino immigrants, and we sit in on some classes. We also sit in on some neighborhood meetings because, of course, rich white people have begun to notice the neighborhood -- it's a quick train ride into Manhattan -- and have begun to attempt buying it up and gentrifying it. In one horrifying speech, a neighborhood man explains just how they do this, and folks wind up with no choice left but to sell. But despite the threat of losing everything, we see that the locals are strong, kind, wise people who have found a kind of harmony. (See Wiseman's official page for more info.) read more...
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    In Jackson Heights (2015)

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    • Directed by: Frederick Wiseman
    • MPAA Rating: NR
    • Language: Arabic, English, Hindi, Spanish, with English subtitles
    • Running Time: 190 minutes
    • Release Date: 12/17/2015
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    Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

    RaMell Ross's Hale County This Morning, This Evening could have been one of those things that gets shot by your friend that always has his camera on, and then cobbled together on iMovie, but instead it's a deeply poetic, lyrical film that understands the beauty and importance of small moments of seeming nothingness. The movie ostensibly focuses on Daniel, who goes to college to play basketball, and Quincy, who winds up having children, but the film barely provides any biographical details or soul-searching moments. It simply watches them do what they do. They sometimes speak to, or acknowledge the camera, but mostly not. It's almost like a Frederick Wiseman film, but looser, taking time out for a time-lapse shot of cows in a field or stars at night. The result is less a complete portrait of people or a place than it is a meditation, or an impression, and it's a highly satisfying one. It's fitting that the great Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul served as "creative advisor," as Hale County This Morning, This Evening is the kind of experimental non-fiction work that Weerasethakul's debut feature Mysterious Object at Noon was. Danny Glover was an executive producer. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. read more...
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    Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

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    • With: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins, RaMell Ross
    • Written by: RaMell Ross, Maya Krinsky
    • Directed by: RaMell Ross
    • MPAA Rating: NR
    • Running Time: 76 minutes
    • Release Date: 09/13/2018
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    Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

    Directed by Stevan Riley, the documentary Listen to Me Marlon brings Marlon Brando back to life, at least for a little while. During his lifetime, Brando recorded a large collection of tapes, ranging from spoken diaries to self-hypnosis to tapes that were meant to be heard by family members. The movie digs deeply into this collection and finds an order to it, and so, in a sense, Brando now narrates his own story. The title is a reference to the self-hypnosis tapes, wherein Brando talked to himself, offering himself a voice he could trust. Riley also makes use of some ghostly 3D digital scans that Brando, a technology nut, had taken of himself, but these are less prevalent, and less effective than his familiar voice. The movie tracks the biographical details of Brando's life, from his incredible success with the play and movie of A Streetcar Named Desire and other works, to his troubled private life, its tragedies, and its tales of women, obesity, and eccentric behavior. When it's finished, it leaves a strong impression, not of the tabloid version of Brando, but of the actual human being that many considered the greatest screen actor of all time. (Viewed at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival.) read more...
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      Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

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      • With: Marlon Brando
      • Written by: Stevan Riley, Peter Ettedgui
      • Directed by: Stevan Riley
      • MPAA Rating: NR
      • Running Time: 95 minutes
      • Release Date: 08/06/2015
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