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Francis Levy | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro's Neon Bull was highly touted by The Times "'Neon Bull,' With Creatures Great and Small," 4/7/16) and there wer...

Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.

Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion and Design

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Maria Gabriela Brito

"Is favelization a patronizing and opportunistic way of portraying the reality of a certain segment of the Brazilian population, fetishizing a space and its inhabitants, to brand products as Brazilian?"

Finding Hope Down in the Dump: A Visit with Tiao Carlos dos Santos, Champion of Rio Garbage Pickers

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Jardim Gramacho is no longer the densely populated village of scavengers and recyclers captured so provocatively in the film Waste Land. One of the largest open-air landfills on the planet, the facility was recently closed just weeks before The Rio + 20 Earth Summit.

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Posted 09.04.2011 | Green

Director Lucy Walker spent months filming the stories of garbage pickers working at Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest landf...

The 30th Istanbul Film Festival: Egyptian Film Wins the Golden Tulip Award

Karin Badt | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Two of the most delightful films I saw at the Istanbul Film Festival this past week took place in Rio. One, a documentary called Wasteland by British ...

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

By Leonard Maltin With so much mediocrity on display at the multiplex, it's cause for celebration when terrific new movies from two world-class filmm...

Green Films Going for the Gold

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

While the popularity and relevance of the Academy Award ceremony have waxed and waned over the years, movies have remained a good bellwether of America's interests.

Docu-Drama: Surprises and Snubs for the Best Documentary Oscar

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's a good time to dust off your queue and take a look at some of the best documentaries of 2010 while we can still remember them.

OFF-HOLLYWOOD: The Five Indie Films Worth Seeing This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

By Leonard Maltin Fans of foreign-language films, documentaries, and American indies have reason to be hopeful as the year winds down: a handful of ...

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...