Review: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, a documentary directed by David France, looks back at the death of one of the icons of the gay rights movement. Continue reading “Review: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”

Watch This: Trailer for A New Color The Art of Being Edythe Boone

A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone is a documentary about Edythe Boone. She’s an artist, an educator, and a great-grandmother who has believed all her life in transformative power of art. The documentary is currently making the rounds of film festivals and is in need of distribution. (Hint, hint.) Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for A New Color The Art of Being Edythe Boone”

Watch This: Trailer for The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress is a documentary about a 13 year old Mongolian girl who wants to break with 12 generations of family history and become a female eagle huntress. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Eagle Huntress”

Watch This: Trailer for Gaycation with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel

Friends Ellen Page and Ian Daniel went all around the world filming Gaycation. They talked with LGBT individuals from Japan to Brazil, Jamaica and here in America about their lives. The film they took will be a documentary series on a new A&E channel called VICE starting on February 29. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Gaycation with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel”

Watch This: Trailer for Imba Means Sing

Imba Means Sing is a documentary about one boy, Moses, in the African Children’s Choir. Here’s the story. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Imba Means Sing”

Review: Twinsters

Twinsters is a documentary about twin sisters. They were born in South Korea and given up for adoption. One grew up in the US and one in France. They knew nothing about each until a chance viewing of a YouTube video brought them together.

Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Twinsters”

Watch This: Trailer for He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala is a documentary by Davis Guggenheim about Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai.

After the Taliban tried to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerged as a leading advocate for children’s rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Now 18, Malala is the personal heroine for many young (and old!) women.

Malala continues to advocate for education for girls as she continues her own education. The Yousafzai family lives in England now. The documentary shows her experiences and gives a glimpse into her family life now.

One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.
–Malala Yousafzai

The film opens theaters on October 2. That release date coincides with an international advocacy and fundraising campaign in partnership with the Malala Fund, Yousafzai’s nonprofit organization that helps empower adolescent girls globally through secondary education. National Geographic will televise the film next year in 171 countries and 45 languages.