Queer Japan (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 11th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Queer Japan a Colorfully Fascinating LGBTQ Travelogue Flipping vicariously between Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Okinawa and chronicling several noteworthy subjects, Queer Japan is a leisurely paced documentary travelogue into Japanese LGBTQ culture. Weaving something like 100 interviews into the narrative, director Graham Kolbeins paints with broad strokes, revealing a portrait of identity, labels and culture […]

Queer Japan a Colorfully Fascinating LGBTQ Travelogue Flipping vicariously between Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Okinawa and chronicling several noteworthy subjects, Queer Japan is a leisurely paced documentary travelogue into Japanese LGBTQ culture. Weaving something like 100 interviews into the narrative, director Graham Kolbeins paints with broad strokes, revealing a portrait of identity, labels and culture […]

You Don’t Nomi (2019) (Blu-ray)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 21st, 2020 - Blu-ray and DVD

You Don’t Nomi is fast-paced and never takes itself too seriously, it’s 90-plus minutes flying by so quickly I was almost a little shocked when the doc came to an end.

You Don’t Nomi is fast-paced and never takes itself too seriously, it’s 90-plus minutes flying by so quickly I was almost a little shocked when the doc came to an end.

John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 3rd, 2020 - Movie Reviews

I didn’t realize just how much I needed director Dawn Porter’s latest documentary John Lewis; Good Trouble until it was over.

I didn’t realize just how much I needed director Dawn Porter’s latest documentary John Lewis; Good Trouble until it was over.

Spaceship Earth (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 8th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Spaceship Earth adds an intriguing dimension to ideas of self-isolation and the ways humans respond to confinement in the face of ecological disaster, pondering questions like these feeling fairly appropriate when considering current events.

Spaceship Earth adds an intriguing dimension to ideas of self-isolation and the ways humans respond to confinement in the face of ecological disaster, pondering questions like these feeling fairly appropriate when considering current events.

Wrinkles the Clown (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 4th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots.

Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots.

Penguins (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 17th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Penguins might not be up there with the best of these productions but that doesn’t make it any less easy to watch, younger viewers in particular likely to enjoy themselves immensely.

Penguins might not be up there with the best of these productions but that doesn’t make it any less easy to watch, younger viewers in particular likely to enjoy themselves immensely.

The Most Dangerous Year (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 12th, 2019 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

In the wake of current events, it is ironically depressing that the Trump administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military goes into effect the same day as this doc’s New York theatrical release, Knowlton’s feature couldn’t be more timely or essential. Open your hearts and your minds and give The Most Dangerous Year an immediate look.

In the wake of current events, it is ironically depressing that the Trump administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military goes into effect the same day as this doc’s New York theatrical release, Knowlton’s feature couldn’t be more timely or essential. Open your hearts and your minds and give The Most Dangerous Year an immediate look.

Anita (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 4th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Insightful Anita a Rousing Call to Action In just 77-minutes, Academy Award-winner Freida Lee Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision) manufactures an absolutely essential piece of documentary cinema with Anita. More than just a two-plus decades later recounting of the events that made Anita Hill a household name, the movie is a magnificently effective […]

Insightful Anita a Rousing Call to Action In just 77-minutes, Academy Award-winner Freida Lee Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision) manufactures an absolutely essential piece of documentary cinema with Anita. More than just a two-plus decades later recounting of the events that made Anita Hill a household name, the movie is a magnificently effective […]

“How to Survive a Plague” – Interview with David France

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 26th, 2012 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I wanted to tell a story that was emotionally true, and these people didn’t know how heroic what they were doing would turn out to be. For them, they had to believe they were all going to die. There was no other way to look at the situation.”
– David France

“I wanted to tell a story that was emotionally true, and these people didn’t know how heroic what they were doing would turn out to be. For them, they had to believe they were all going to die. There was no other way to look at the situation.”
– David France

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