I watched a lot of DOC NYC films in a short amount of time.
I think it's a sign of a disease of some sort - but I digress.
Because some times when you watch a film you don't end up with a lot of words the best you can do is simply turn out a line or two. What follows are the lines I came up with for 11 DOC NYC films,
Apologies to the filmmakers, all these films deserve more, but after almost 100 films this is the best I could do right now.
CUSP is about the lives of three young women coming of age in Texas. Its not very good and I never really connected to it since I never felt I was the intended audience.
THE BROTHERHOOD about brother finding their own way when their father was sent away for terrorism is good, but....we've been here before.
WHITE BOX is a film I have no opinion on. I watched it but it made no impression on me.GRAIN is a really good film on the love of film and the image it produces. I have nothing to say beyond that except it’s worth your time.
EDNA is a documentry hybrid telling the story of Edna's life living on the edge of the Amazon jungle and civiliation. This is a beautiful and lyric film.
SING FREETON is a look at the efforts to mke a stage show about Sierra Leone that will inspire anyone who sees it. It's a great look at the history of the country and the creation of a stage show.THE ENERGY WAR "FILIBUSTER" is a look at efforts in Congress to control America's use of gas and oil 45 yars ago. DA Pennebaker's film is a look back to a time when the battles were actually over issues and not just cententous us vs them rangling. However the film makes clear that some issues never go away.