“His last breath was an inhale,” was a line Ms. Judith Jamison so eloquently shared of her recollection of the last moment she had with him. “We are his exhale,” and this documentary was a continuation of the flow of his efforts, blowing life into our steps, into each new day.
Khumalo’s narratively efficient script explores the destructive roles that capitalism and religion play in the life of the female protagonist and her efforts to survive the fallout. The story attempts to balance the themes of poverty and despair versus hope and resilience but the latter is in short supply. A single frame depicts both the cinematic movement of wind blowing through the luscious cane fields and the sound of Fiona’s cries masked by her blade hacking over the crop.
‘Passing’ is the captivating feature-length directorial debut from writer/director Rebecca Hall about the struggles of identity and aspiration…. Compelling and thought-provoking, ‘Passing’ ultimately casts a powerful gaze on colorism, classism, family, marriage, and love.
Users, a documentary by filmmaker Natalia Almada, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Directing Award for U.S. Documentary at the festival is not your typical nonfiction fare. Users is more of a visually stunning essay, musings on how the consumption of technology has interwoven with everyday life and Almada’s concerns for the planet her offspring will inherit.
Try Harder! focuses on a handful of smart, energetic seniors as they navigate their way from the first week of school through the college admissions process.
Coda is the classic story of a child caught between their dreams and the needs of their family, but there are so many more layers than that. It really does evoke laughter and tears, both often and throughout.
The gorgeous, epic, quietly suspenseful “Honeyland” opens with dizzingly beautiful shots of open fields and untamed wilderness in the mountains of Macedonia.