I’m feeling like there’s not much to look forward to these days, so I am enjoying rediscovering the past much more. One of the better experiences I’ve had with that lately is viewing the sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival documentary, Jazz on a Summer’s Day.
The Director of Programming at the New York Film Festival has made his third movie about the movies. Kent Jones offers personal memories about growing up with Truffaut and Hitchcock as his guides. Pam Grady then interviews the maker of Hitchcock/Truffaut.Continue reading →
[We recently had the opportunity to see the first episodes in an exciting new series of food films. They pack a lot of story into their short running times of three-to-seven minutes by each concentrating on a single person. Continue reading →
John Pirozzi’s documentary film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten does a great job showing Cambodian popular music from the 1950s up to the present using film clips of people dancing and enjoying the music and interviews with musicians. Continue reading →