Film Reviews

Dark Money An expose of how political campaigns are being funded with little or no disclosure of where the money is coming from. Shadow
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A An intimate portrait of an artist courting the intersection of creativity and controversy. Imagination
Fahrenheit 11/9 A powerful, even frightening, documentary on what's happening to America's democracy. Justice
Intelligent Lives A solid case for tearing down the walls created by intelligence testing supported by the uplifting stories of those whose have escaped this segregation. You
Tea with the Dames Entertaining conversations among four grand Dames of the English theatre and film scene about their public and private lives. You
American Chaos Interviews with Trump supporters in the 2016 Presidential campaign that prove passion beats pragmatism. Listening
City of Joy An inspiring story of compassion and service in a program training rape victims to be community leaders. Compassion
Pick of the Litter A remarkably suspenseful account of the service dog training of five puppies. Kindness
Do You Trust This Computer? An absorbing documentary on the implications of the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence. Meaning
A Whale of a Tale A Japanese documentary that returns to the small town featured in The Cove to record the continuing controversy over the killing of dolphins. Listening
The King Documentary about the rise and decline of Elvis Presley as a metaphor for the rise and decline of America. Meaning
Mercury 13 A splendid documentary about the little known female pilots tested for spaceflight in 1961. You
Symphony for Our World A celebration of the beauty and diversity of the Earth with natural history footage combined with an original symphony composition. Wonder
The Heart of Nuba An inspiring and enlightening portrait of a Catholic doctor in Africa serving over a million people every year Compassion
King in the Wilderness An extraordinary documentary on the last 18 months of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's selfless and harrowing spiritual journey. Justice
Arthur Miller: Writer A thoughtful and ethically illuminating documentary about the famous playwright. X-The Mystery
Mantra: Sounds into Silence An edifying and inspirational documentary about the global phenomenon of kirtan music. Devotion
The Peacemaker Fascinating documentary on a Don Quixote peacemaker trying to bring healing to a war-torn world. Peace
A Better Man A documentary in which a couple with a history of domestic violence try to heal the wounds. Meaning
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold A portrait of essayist Joan Didion and her self-respect. Imagination
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