The intersection between reverence for tradition and upheaval in a fast changing world are central components of NYFF films At Berkeley and Manakamana. Critics Academy member Mark E. Lukenbill takes a look in his dispatch from the festival for FilmLinc Daily.
The Dog centers on John Wojtowicz, whose flamboyant robbery attempt in the summer of 1972 hypnotized TV audiences and inspired Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon starring Al Pacino. The documentary picks it up from there, rediscovering a figure who transcended moral decorum and steadfastly lived life his way.
The Square shows the horror, despair, and hope of a revolution that has yet to finish. An Audience Award winner in Sundance and Toronto, the film is a surprisingly intimate account of an ancient society's dramatic and often disturbing demand for freedom and democracy.
After Tiller casts a intimate light on a controversial procedure by focusing on the patients and doctors affected by them instead of the talking points, political maneuvering, and public theatrics. FilmLinc Daily spoke with the filmmakers behind this important documentary, which opens Friday at Film Society.
The fallout from the financial crisis, the challenges facing public education, and the idealism of youth are just some areas covered in Frederick Wiseman's latest direct cinema epic At Berkeley.
Highly acclaimed at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, where it won the Audience Award, Mark Levinson's documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the most significant scientific experiment of a generation is both visually compelling and brilliantly informative.
Combining techno-thriller intrigue and interviews with bastions of the written word, Ben Lewis' Google and the World Brain is a damning portrait of the search engine giant's controversial tactics in their quest to scan every book in the world.