Review: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is anchored by a warm and loving conversation between Joan Didion and her nephew Griffin Dunne. It wanders from the present back through the decades of her life and work. Continue reading “Review: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold”

Watch This: Trailer for Chavela

Chavela is a documentary about Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. This barrier-breaking singer was famous for her emotional delivery and her penchant for wearing pants onstage. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Chavela”

Watch This: Trailer for Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary series with interviews of 50 women directors from film and television. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Seeing is Believing: Women Direct”

Watch This: Mankiller Trailer

Every time I got the chance to vote for a woman who should appear on a $20 bill, I voted for Wilma Mankiller. I tried.

Now there’s a documentary about her, titled Mankiller, beginning the rounds of festivals. I hope it will be available online soon.
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Review: Losing Sight of Shore, an Amazing Documentary

Losing Sight of Shore documents a journey by 4 women in a tiny boat who rowed 8,446 miles across the Pacific from America to Australia. They spent 257 days at sea, unsupported. Losing Sight of Shore is both harrowing and inspiring. Continue reading “Review: Losing Sight of Shore, an Amazing Documentary”

Exclusive: An Interview with Sarah Moshman, Director of Losing Sight of Shore

Sarah Moshman, award winning writer, director and creator of The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is now directing a new documentary called Losing Sight of Shore.

Losing Sight of Shore tells the amazing and inspiring story of a group of women who row across the Pacific Ocean. Sarah answered my questions about the upcoming documentary.  Continue reading “Exclusive: An Interview with Sarah Moshman, Director of Losing Sight of Shore”

Losing Sight of Shore: 4 Women Row Across the Pacific – UPDATED

Losing Sight of Shore is a documentary about 4 (actually 6, but only 4 at a time) women who are rowing across the Pacific Ocean unsupported in a small boat called Doris. This team of women who call themselves The Coxless Crew are raising money for charity with their challenging effort. Director Sarah Moshman is creating a documentary about the amazing story. The journey started 9 months ago in the US. The women are about to reach the end point in Australia after stops in Hawaii and Samoa. Continue reading “Losing Sight of Shore: 4 Women Row Across the Pacific – UPDATED”

Watch This: Trailer for Tomorrow: Take Concrete Steps to a Sustainable Future

Just in time for Earth Day, comes Tomorrow: Take Concrete Steps to a Sustainable Future, a documentary from France. The film is mostly in English with some subtitles. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Tomorrow: Take Concrete Steps to a Sustainable Future”

Review: The White Helmets

The Netflix documentary short The White Helmets won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 2017. You can watch it now on Netflix. Let me rephrase that. You should watch it now on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: The White Helmets”

Review: 13th

13th is a documentary written and directed by Ava DuVernay. It looks at how America came to be the country with the most incarcerated people on the planet and how institutional and societal systems keep it that way. Continue reading “Review: 13th”