Review: Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man is a 2005 documentary that found its way to Amazon Prime Video recently. His music will never grow old or cease to incite wonder. This documentary is a good reminder of that.

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Exclusive: Interview with Sarah Moshman about her new film ‘Nevertheless’

Nevertheless takes an intimate look at seven people who experienced sexual harassment. It’s a look behind the headlines of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements with real, personal stories. Director Sarah Moshman answered some questions from Old Ain’t Dead about the upcoming documentary.

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Review: Birders

The documentary, Birders, is a mere 40 minutes long. It never mentions politics, but it’s political nevertheless.

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Review: This Changes Everything

I know you’ve seen the statistics from This Changes Everything about the percentage of women in front of and behind the camera before. But This Changes Everything takes you inside the story. It lets in you in on the struggle to count the data, check the boxes, and fight the fight.

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Watch This: Trailer for Don’t Be Nice

In honor of my Weck’s waitress Eva, who is a slam poet, I took a look at Don’t Be Nice about a slam poetry team. It looks like an inspiring documentary and a primer for writing from the heart.

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Review: Bathtubs Over Broadway

Bathtubs Over Broadway is a result of the eccentric obsession of Steve Young. For someone like myself who has always been in love with musical theater, this documentary is a revelation.

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Review: Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen is a personal journey by Merata Mita’s youngest son through his groundbreaking mother’s life as a filmmaker.

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Review: Period End of Sentence

Period. End of Sentence. is a mere 26 minutes long, but that’s long enough to tell how something as simple as a sanitary pad can change the lives of women. The documentary just won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. It’s available on Netflix.

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Trans in America: A Documentary Series from the ACLU

Trans in America is a series of three short documentaries from the ACLU. You can watch all three on the ACLU site or on YouTube. Continue reading “Trans in America: A Documentary Series from the ACLU”

Review: Quincy, the Quincy Jones Documentary

Quincy, the Netflix original documentary about the extraordinary life of musician Quincy Jones is a must see film. Quincy Jones knows how to tap into the soul of American music and give it back new and improved. He’s led a meaningful, powerful, influential life. Continue reading “Review: Quincy, the Quincy Jones Documentary”