Film Reviews

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes A profile of a researcher whose studies of giraffes in the wild put her in the same league as Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. Reverence
Ximei An affecting portrait of a fierce social justice fighter. Justice
63 Up The latest in a series of documentaries that enrich our sense of what it means to be human. You
Varda by Agnes A delightful and entertaining documentary on the life and work of French filmmaker Agnes Varda Imagination
Mike Wallace Is Here A rousing documentary about the career of a controversial journalist. Questing
The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash A glorious documentary about the musical ministry of the Man in Black. Faith
Mother A touching documentary about the three virtues of a compassionate caregiver. Compassion
Serendipity An artist’s intensely personal creative journey through illness. Imagination
Always in Season A harrowing and revealing interrogation of the legacy of lynching in the United States. Justice
Guest House A moving visit to a community of women determined to rebuild their lives. Justice
Saudi Women's Driving School One small step forward for the rights of Saudi women. Questing
Mountaintop A documentary about the recording of the Colorado album by Neil Young with the band Crazy Horse. Connections
The Cave An emotionally rich portrait of an inspiring young doctor caring for her patients in the Syrian war. Peace
Gift A documentary showing how art keeps moving in circles of sharing, giving, and generosity. Imagination
Midnight Traveler A moving story of migration captured on three iPhones. Hope
Memory: The Origins of Alien A dizzying documentary that reveals the mythological roots of a movie masterpiece. X-The Mystery
Don't Be Nice A documentary that reveals the power of poetry to speak truth to power. Imagination
Alternate Endings Six creative ways dying people and their families are taking control of their deaths and the disposal of their remains. Love
Los Reyes A gentle portrait of canine friendship in an urban skate park. Compassion
American Factory Documentary about how culture clashes in factories highlight changes in the global economy. You
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