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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



5 BROKEN CAMERAS

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Emid Burnat is a Palestinian farmer who works the same land that his family have done for generations in Bil’in on the West Bank and this movie is his firsthand account when the village is threatened by the encroaching Israeli Settlements.  This highly personal documentary film bears witness to how the non-violent resistance by the … Continue reading



56 UP

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Director Michael Apted’s outstanding series of movies that, at seven year intervals, has been revisiting the same 14 English children/adults since they were seven years old in 1964 is an extraordinary anthropological study that shows that life never turns out as we expect.  The subjects that he chose came from all different social backgrounds in a … Continue reading



63 UP : Filmmaker Michael Apted’s monumental reality series that has followed 14 Brits now for 55 years

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  There seems to be  a very fine line between observer and voyeur as we watch ’63 Up’ the latest addition of Michael Apted’s extraordinary series of films that he  has been shooting for the past 55 years.  Following the lives of some 14 Brits every seven years,  the power of this precursor to the … Continue reading



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