Tag Archives: Surrogate Parenting

Finding Vivian Maier and 20 Feet from Stardom

Coincidentally, two of the best documentaries I’ve seen lately focus on women who spent a good part, if not all, of their creative lives hiding in plain sight. Director Morgan Neville’s 20 Feet from Stardom capped a year of accolades with a … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Music, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Chimpanzee

Disneynature’s Chimpanzee calls to mind March of the Penguins, minus the ice and snow and high-minded narrative. Both films unfold in treacherous landscapes traversed by intrepid filmmakers who test the limits of Mother Nature, time-lapse photography and technologically advanced film … Continue reading

Posted in Film | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Kid with a Bike

In their latest film, The Kid with a Bike, Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne focus on an abandoned boy and the caring young woman who steps in to save him.  When his grandmother dies and his dad disappears, Cyril (Thomas Doret) is consigned … Continue reading

Posted in Film | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment