Category Documentary

City Hall

City government affects almost every aspect of life. Most of us are unaware of this, or take for granted such basic services as the police, firefighters, health care, veterans affairs department, senior assistance, park maintenance, licensing for various professional activities, registration of births, marriages and deaths along with hundreds of other activities that protect Boston residents and visitors. The film shows the commitment of the city government of Boston to be able to offer these services. The film also explains the various ways in which the administration engages with citizens. Mayor Walsh and councilors are portrayed addressing a range of political priorities, including racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homelessness...

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Robin’s Wish

An intimate portrait of Robin Williams and his invulnerable spirit...

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Crazy, Not Insane

The documentary reconstructs the professional adventure of Dorothy Otnow Lewis, the American criminologist who has spent her life investigating the mentality of serial killers, first studying the effects of multiple personality disorders and then managing to have them recognized as such by the courts...

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Francesco

Francis offers a look at the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. The film asks profound questions about the human condition, immersing itself with compassion in the great problems of our time...

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Hopper/Welles

The reconstruction of a long interview that Orson Welles made with Dennis Hopper while he was shooting The Last Movie (1971) in Mexico, his cursed film destined to become a colossal commercial failure...

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Miss Americana

An emotional portrait of one of the most iconic artists of our time, recorded during a period of great transformations in her life...

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Becoming

At the end of her autobiography, Michelle Obama embarked on a promotional tour that touched 34 U.S. cities, attending meetings in front of ocean audiences and moderated by leading figures – from Oprah Winfrey to Conan O’Brien – but even to groups of simple readers, students and parishioners...

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Respect

Now it’s her turn, all eyes are on Jennifer Hudson called to confirm how good, if not extraordinary, she has already shown in Dreamgirls, the film with which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, because now she is having to play the role of Aretha Franklin in the biopic Respect...

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Minamata

In 1971, the American photographer Eugene Smith, famous for his services on World War II published by Life magazine, learned from translator Aileen of cases of poisoning in the Japanese village of Minamata. Sent by Life director Bob Hayes, Eugene gets in touch with the local fishing community and, with the help of Aileen herself and other activists, documents with her camera malformations and genetic diseases caused by the industrial waste of the chemical giant Chisso...

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Planet of the Humans

The film examines the devastating effects of climate change and, as the launch statement explains, criticizes environmental movements, accused of having “lost the battle through a series of disastrous choices, believing that solar panels would have saved us and giving in to the interests of Wall Street. ” Planet of the Humans was slated to hit theaters this year, but Moore and Gibbs decided to publish it immediately, during the coronavirus emergency, hoping that the public “reflects on the role of humans in our fragile ecosystem...

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