2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Day 1: Lies, Tigers, and Mountains, Oh My!

During its 4 day run, Durham, North Carolina‚Äôs Full Frame Documentary Film Festival generously offers over seventy movies. For my part, I aim to furnish capsule reviews for 10 of those films. Continue reading “2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Day 1: Lies, Tigers, and Mountains, Oh My!”

Google Baby (Frank, 2009)

Google Baby

It is always tempting in approaching any work of art to reduce things to categorical binaries. In looking at documentaries, especially ones like Google Baby, the temptation is to think of the directorial point of view as intrusively and self consciously partisan or scrupulously neutral. Some films or film directors fit such categories well enough, but the categories themselves may slight subtle or nuanced films or imply that there is little craftsmanship involved in the editing of material. Continue reading “Google Baby (Frank, 2009)”

Chico Colvard Interview

The director of C-Line Films’ Family Affair, Chico Colvard attempts to tell the story of family incest from the perspective of one who is neither victim nor abuser.

Of course, one can’t explore the film nor talk with Colvard too long without realizing that these easy, discrete categories don’t always neatly demarcate the experiences of those who know victims or perpetrators of sexual abuse. Continue reading “Chico Colvard Interview”