Director Zuzanna Solakiewicz reveals a little-known piece of Jewish history: a gravesite in Poland of three holy masters, covered up during World War II. Travel to Poland with Meir Moszkowicz on Yorzeit (the anniversary of the death of Master Zvi) in this beautiful documentary.
How did New York end up with public theater, Shakespeare in Central Park, and subway posters for Broadway shows? How did Meryl Streep, David Mamet, and George C. Scott get started? Directors Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen discuss their documentary portrait of the man responsible for it all, Joe Papp.
Today's FilmLinc Digest surveys even more awards nominations including the BAFTAs and the ASC Awards, and some reporting on a hefty prize won by Sarah Polley for her anticipated new documentart Stories We Tell.
Though everyone knew who'd walk home with prizes from the NY Film Critics Circle, last nite's ceremony wasn't fully scripted, with emotional acceptances, a dash of heckling & a pair of filmmakers called upon to defend their award-winning work amidst a storm of controversy.
In today's FilmLinc Digest we have a healthy dose of independent film, a look forward to the Athena Film Festival's celebration of women in film, and some sad news on the passing of a Film Society friend.