The late 1950s and early 1960s was a pivotal, heady, historic time for French cinema, as Nouvelle Vague or New Wave classics flowed onto the screen.
This haunting film, now in theaters, recently won the best documentary award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
One of the great things about the theater is that it can dramatize history, and the people who make it and shake it.
The longest-running competitive film festival in America is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.
People in the West rarely get to see films from North Korea, let alone Cuba or Vietnam. Film festivals are often the only source for cinema from the "forbidden" Communist countries.
Director Tamara Erde investigated both the Israeli and Palestinian public school systems, with access to teachers, students and administrators on both sides of the Wall.
Documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival come from all corners of the globe, covering a wide range of subjects, and many are of interest to the progressive community.
Residents of Greater Los Angeles are lucky to have the West Coast premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play "Choir Boy" currently running at the Geffen Playhouse.
"Gotta operate to heal, incarcerate the bastille, make it schools to jobs, not the iron heal. Gotta make it real."
My movie buddy went to see "Gone Girl" with her book club, so I recruited a professor friend of mine to see "The Liberator" with.