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05.17.11 Marina Galperina

Civilization. Metropolis. Internet? Screened over the weekend at the London International Documentary Festival, the new documentary film Article 12 highlights the downside of human society’s third big move – plugging into the web and surrendering our privacy. No backsies! […]

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05.04.11 Marina Galperina

Let’s go back to when acid house was fresh, Boy George was fun and nightclubs had budgets for art! New doc One Fire Ignites Another features private reels and insider interviews of Amsterdam’s legendary and notorious RoXY Nightclub. […]

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01.21.11 Marina Galperina

Watch NYC’s working heroes throw in the towel (or the messenger bike, the chalk, the cab keys) and get together for a little soccer in this likable short doc-style film from Yves Wilson. Sniff sniff. Can’t smell any corporate sponsorship on this one, so go ahead and enjoy it without feeling like you’re watching a […]

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01.20.11 Marina Galperina

“Sylvia Plath Effect?” “Diane Arbus Syndrome?” Unknown artist Francesca Woodman threw herself out of a New York window at 22 and then her photography into the public consciousness. The Woodmans doc opened yesterday at Film Forum, all about it. Just remember that her work is not a suicide note, it’s more. […]

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01.10.11 Marina Galperina

Unlike U is doc about trainwriting in Berlin or, as they like to call it, the “New York of Europe.” The doc lays down the logistics, from gate sawing to the search for “sustainable happiness,” with crime footage a plenty. Now, what’s German for “phat” again? […]

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11.15.10 Marina Galperina

Even the hippies thought William S. Burroughs was weird. See the granddaddy of beat/junky wiseman from the inside out in the new doc William S. Burroughs: A Man Within released by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, w/rare footage of Burroughs shooting the shit out of shit. […]

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10.27.10 Marina Galperina

50 to 100 Japanese commit suicide in the Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji a year. The authorities do an annual sweep only, so the Yakuza pay homeless to rob the corpses for them. See the whole twisted doc short here. […]

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09.29.10 Marina Galperina

Mark Hogancamp was beaten into a coma outside a bar in Kingston, New York. Brain-damaged, he spends his days photographing painstakingly stylized sets and dolls posed in a WWII fantasy à la Quentin Tarantino. […]

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04.26.10 Kari Ferrell

On Friday afternoon, death row prisoner Ronnie Lee Gardner was awarded the death penalty by Utah state judge Robin Reese; who was coincidentally one of my judges. […]

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