The latest documentary project from legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman as he turns his camera on to the New York Public Library. Home to 92 branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library receives 32 million online visitors annually. The trailer alone has me very intrigued & excited.
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When Scottish folk meets a music experimentalist in the form of Aidan Moffat. This is a music road trip with a difference where new versions of the folk music standards are met with a varied reception. Directed by Paul Fegan and edited by David Arthur.
A different perspective on presenting the mother-child relationship - My Mother is Pink is the road tripthat aims to heal. As Malou Gabriella and her blue-painted son head off in her camper van it’s a time of discovery and recollection. Tender, free and revealing. Directed by Cecilie Debell and edited by Jella Bethmann.
Impressively filmed and engagingly edited, it’s an uneasy watch considering the stark subject matter, yet it’s impactful, provoking and vital. Matthew Heineman follows members of the Syrian citizen journalist group Raqaa Is Being Silently Slaughtered and reveals that even though they are far away from their war torn city, in exile they still aren’t safe.
In turbulent times it’s re-affirming to watch a cinematic gem that highlights both woman and man’s ingenuity. This is the incredible story of NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 satellites as they began their journey in 1977 through the cosmos. Their mission was to document each planet and to carry a time capsule containing a greeting from the earth. The documentary captures the magic of the mission and the daring scientists and engineers behind the stellar task. Dazzling to the eye, it brightens the mind. Directed by Emer Reynolds, edited by Tony Cranstoun and produced by Clare Stronge and John Murray.
It's not often I can watch a montage of close-ups and extreme close-ups with ease. There's something hynoptic about the use of the macro lens in this short documentary that you can tell has been produced with a lot of love. Mug features Wales-based studio potters James and Tilla Waters, at work in their Carmarthenshire studio.