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Eat Trash, Save the Planet

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Jeremy Seifert After four years of nonprofit work, Jeremy recently cofounded the production company Compeller, focusing on documenta...

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune'

Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonah Green

"Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune", a new documentary about the late folk singer Phil Ochs, had its New York premiere on Wednesday. Friends and famil...

WATCH: 'Sounds of Sweden,' A Documentary Film Focuses On Independent Swedish Music

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Parisian graphic artist and motion designer Valerie Toumayan's newest project, Sounds of Stockholm, is a beautiful music documentary capturing the ind...

WATCH: FILM: Mini-Documentary 'Undercity' Explores New York's Subway Tunnels, Bridges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Andrew Wonder's new mini-documentary, Undercity, explores the literal underbelly of New York, including subway tunnels and bridges. The film was a col...

The Next BIG Small Food Brands You Need to Know About in 2011

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Good ideas are often born on tight budgets, long exhausting hours, and bucket loads of passion.

Phil Ochs Lives!

Michael Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Simmons

The late Phil Ochs, one of the greatest singer/songwriters of the 1960s in a rarified perch with Dylan, Joni and Cohen, wasn't a household name but he was big enough to have affected a lot of people.

Top Ten Films of 2010

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

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Reviewing 2010's Pop Cultural Lessons

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As we bid farewell to another year, some pop culture critics are doing more than reflecting on trends gone by -- they're speculating about what it all means. Here, the best explanations.

Catfish: Creepy Lie or Touching Tale of Humanity?

Jane Boursaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Boursaw

I can't stop thinking about Catfish, the buzzed-about documentary that follows a New York photographer who begins corresponding with a family in Ishpeming, Michigan.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Yogi Bear; Original Tron; and Best Laid Plans

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the place of a Cinefantastique Podcast in which we discuss our top ten lists for 2010, we give you a Cinefantastique Post-Mortem in which we discuss doing a show in which we discuss our top ten lists for 2010.

DVDs: The Forgotten Classic Middletown and the Great Allan King

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Two DVD sets that came out in the fall are exceptionally good and worth the time of any film/tv/documentary lover. One is a collection of movies by the late Canadian Allan King. The other is a forgotten TV classic.

Keeping Afloat: Why Supporting Small, Local Commercial Fishermen is Important [Video]

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

I met up with Phil Karlin a couple weeks ago to learn all about small, family-owned commercial fishing operations in the New York area.

Erie Pizza Bomber Case: Who Killed Brian Wells?

Trey Borzillieri | Posted 08.11.2011 | Entertainment
Trey Borzillieri

A quiet and solitary man spent an entire lifetime avoiding the spotlight... only to blow-up on TV. Was he a victim? According to the FBI he was a cons...

Hoop Dreams Filmmaker "Crosses Over" to ESPN, Discusses Oscar Snubsjoa

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jon Chattman

I recently spoke with Hoop Dreams director Steve James about his new film, his involvement in the ESPN series "30 by 30," and why his films tend to focus on the sports world.

45365/Independent Lens on PBS Offers a Scattered View of Small Town Living

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

In the "Independent Lens" series which is shown on PBS you get a variety of documentaries concerning various subject matters and locations. This month...

A Lesson on Playing with Your Food

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

When Carl Warner looks at food he see possibilities. To him, broccoli are miniature trees that can create vast forests of connected treetops. To him, Italian parmesan cheese wheels are rugged, plunging cliffs.

Filmmakers Document Late-Term Abortion

Catherine Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Catherine Epstein

Young women and girls who are victims of sexual abuse sometimes don't recognize their own pregnancy--or may feel too ashamed to tell others--before the second or third trimester.

A Hamsterdam in Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Sobel

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The Film You Must See -- or, We Told You So

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Inside Job connects the dots in a way that makes this very complex material understandable. Much of what happened was utterly mad.

WATCH: DOCUMENTARY: NY Artist Paints Rio De Janeiro's Garbage Pickers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A Brooklyn artist visits the garbage dumps of Rio de Janeiro to paint the ragpickers. On the face of it, the project might seem to reek of exploitatio...

On the Culture Front: Notable Criterion DVD Releases

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Kompanek

Criterion remains the go-to place for serious film collectors. They consistently turn out definitive special editions of new and older films alike.

Churchill's Stand -- a Documentary View

Tom Teicholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Teicholz

Who do we have to thank for Hitler's eventual defeat? Who, by his actions during the war, inspired Israel's early leaders? The answer, according to a new documentary, is Winston Churchill.

Author Who Stopped Being An Author Gets Profiled

startribune.com | Posted by James Lileks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As far as the rest of the world is concerned, Fran Lebowitz stopped writing in 1981 to devote herself fully to smoking. There's been talk of a novel, ...

WATCH: Interview With Oscar Winning Director Of 'Inside Job'

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"When Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and AIG collapsed together in a 48 hour period and we were all wondering if next week we'd be able to get money ...

Disaster: A Serious Game

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Lin Costa