Category Archives: Film

Jane Fonda in Five Acts Takes Center Stage on HBO

“I just wanted to be ok.  I wanted to be a good girl.”–Jane Fonda. Those are startling admissions from the two-time Oscar®-winning actress and polarizing political activist who President Richard M. Nixon and his cronies loved to hate. Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker … Continue reading

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Remembering Perry Miller Adato 1920-2018

“I don’t think you can teach anybody anything, whether it’s about art, architecture, literature, or social issues unless you entertain them. You simply cannot lecture people.  You have to involve them emotionally: make them laugh, excite them or make them … Continue reading

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TV’s First Lady Betty White Celebrated on PBS

Sweet. Sassy. Kind. Funny. And very smart. Those are just a few of the heartfelt air-kisses wafting throughout Betty White: First Lady of Television. This pleasant new 55-minute documentary, directed by Steven J. Boettcher, debuts tonight, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, … Continue reading

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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Debuts on HBO

“He was like the light that never knew how to turn itself off,” recalls comedian Lewis Black in the engaging new documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind. The two-hour love and laugh-fest, directed by Emmy® Award-winner Marina Zenovich, debuts … Continue reading

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QuestTheDoc on PBS Champions Family Resilience

“Our society is incredibly polarized right now and, I believe, desperate for opportunities to connect across the various barriers that we think separate us: race, class, religion, geography, political party,” says filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski. “I want viewers to see themselves … Continue reading

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John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls Rings True on HBO

“To refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is unpatriotic.” — Senator John S. McCain III (R-AZ). The Kunhardt filmmaking clan … Continue reading

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Ignites PBS

“Any girl can look glamorous…all she has to do is stand still and look stupid.”–Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) Screen queen Hedy Lamarr (Algiers, Boom Town, Samson and Delilah, White Cargo) learned quickly how far a pretty face could take her in … Continue reading

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