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Love Gilda

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  This affectionate tribute of the late great comic genius Gilda Radnor from filmmaker Lisa D’Apolito has the remarkable benefit of a surfeit of archival footage and also access to Radnor’s very moving journey.  There are times when D’Apolito overwhelms us with some rapid montages from the past, but she can get away with it most … Continue reading



306 Hollywood

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  Visual artist siblings Elan and Jonathan Bogarin describe their very personal documentary about their maternal grandmother as ‘magical-realist’.  After she dies the pair persuade their mother to delay selling grandmother’s New Jersey house so they can conduct an ‘archaeological dig’ that will serve as an excavation into her life. Anette Ontel the matriarch of their … Continue reading





Three Identical Strangers

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Most Americans old enough to remember the 1980’s will be familiar with the story of the triplets separated at birth and adopted by different families who then by sheer fluke found each other when they were 19 years old.  However, most of the media coverage at that time and the endless round of TV Chat Shows that … Continue reading



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