Arts & Entertainment

“The First Wave”–Review

Posted November 16, 2021 by

Part way through the powerful documentary “The First Wave,” film subject Dr. Nathalie Douge confesses to the camera that she doesn’t feel like a hero.  Modesty does not impel the internist to make this statement.  What actually motivates her comment
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Reviews–”Ascension,” 3rd i Film Festival

Posted November 9, 2021 by

Jessica Kingdon’s Tribeca Film Festival award-winning documentary, “Ascension” takes its title from a 1912 poem of the same name written by Zheng Ze.  The relevant verse that Kingdon quotes from her grandfather’s poem at the beginning of her film goes
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Reviews From DocStories 2021

Posted November 2, 2021 by

One of the annual highlights of SFFILM’s DocStories Festival (running November 4-7, 2021 at the Castro and Vogue Theaters) is the New York Times Op-Docs shorts program.  Several of the selections tie personal tales to larger socio-political issues. Dara Kell
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Reviews From The 44th Mill Valley Film Festival

Posted October 12, 2021 by

Directors Sarah Kunstler and Emily Kunstler’s new documentary “Who We Are: A Chronicle Of Racism In America” shows why the GOP should be stopped from promoting educational cover-ups of America’s shameful racist history.  ACLU attorney Jeffery Robinson’s titular Juneteenth 2018
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“Unapologetic”–Review

Posted September 15, 2021 by

Viewers who need a quick illustration of the cultural divide between Black America and White America can turn to the protest that’s captured in the opening minutes of Ashley O’Shay’s award-winning documentary “Unapologetic.”  The events of the brunch protest at
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