Film Reviews

For Sama A heart-wrenching and unflinching documentary filmed by a young mother and citizen journalist living through the siege of Aleppo, Syria. Peace
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love Documentary about the magical and toxic moments in the lifelong relationship between the poet/songwriter and his muse. Love
Echo in the Canyon The story of a Los Angeles neighborhood that produced some of the best music of the 1960s. Imagination
American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel An educational and intriguing exploration of progressive Christians attempting to reclaim the radical potential of their faith. Faith
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Enlightening and wide-ranging documentary on the life and work of the great African-American writer. Imagination
The Edge of Democracy A hard-hitting documentary about the fall of democracy in Brazil. Meaning
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin S… A playful, rambling, and rousing rock music extravaganza. Questing
The Biggest Little Farm The hopeful story of a natural farm built on biodiversity and a recognition of interconnections, impermanence, and transformation. Transformation
The Lavender Scare Another shocking and horrific expose of American hatred and ignorance. Justice
The Proposal A sophisticated documentary about architecture, power and control, and exquisite beauty. Imagination
Barbara Rubin and The Exploding NY Underground A fascinating portrait of a "larger than life" filmmaker and collaborator. You
The River and the Wall A remarkable documentary that gives us hope that young people documenting the consequences of a border wall will make a difference. Hope
Knock Down the House A brisk and meaningful look at four women running to change American politics. Questing
Hesburgh Fascinating documentary about a religious leader who was a master of human relations. Teachers
Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story Top-drawer documentary on the African-American mystic, pastor, and spiritual mentor to leaders in the civil rights movement. Justice
The Brink Portrait of political operative Steve Bannon who presents himself as a rough rider on the right side of history. Shadow
Tigerland A documentary about a century of conservation efforts to save tigers in India and Russia. Compassion
What Is Democracy? A thought-provoking documentary presenting the challenges and flaws of democracy from ancient Greece to modern times. Meaning
The Gospel of Eureka A gently moving portrait of a town standing at the crossroads of faith and freedom. Faith
Searching for Ingmar Bergman A loving tribute to an enigmatic legend of cinema. Imagination
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