In their new film, avant-garde documentary filmmakers Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi resculpt home movies from the Italian occupation of Ethiopia into a damning deconstruction of fascism and colonialism.
Online video of a distressed young pilot whale at a SeaWorld park has renewed interest in Gabriela Cowperthwaite's orca doc Blackfish, which is critical of keeping marine mammals in captivity.
Sound + Vision film Brothers Hypnotic by first-time filmmaker Reuben Atlas spotlights an unconventional band of eight brothers from a rough Chicago neighborhood who decidedly play outside the conventions of the music industry, pursuing their brash sound while catching the attention of celebs and their charismatic father.
The director behind our Sound + Vision Opening Night film discusses discovering Charles Bradley, finding a story through editing, and the process of making his first feature documentary.
Xavier Dolan's latest won the top narrative prize at the Sarasota Film Festival, while the Sundance doc about late-term abortion took the nonfiction jury prize. Plus: Django Unchained returns to China; The Place Beyond the Pines expands solidly; and Vulture's 20 essential docs of the 21st century.