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“Distances and differences keep us apart, and we often forget to remind each other of our own stories,” says Ann Marie Fleming in her 2003 film The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam,

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Review: ‘Wormwood’

Wormwood (USA, 240 min.) Dir. Errol Morris; Writ. Kieran Fitzpatrick, Steven Hathaway, Molly Rokosz   “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” observes director Errol Morris while interviewing subject Dr. Eric

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Review: ‘Chavela’

Chavela (USA/Mexico/Spain, 93 min.) Dir. Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi   “My name is Chavela Vargas,” says the titular subject in on the opening of this documentary. “Don’t you forget it.” While fans

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Review: ‘Whose Streets?’

Whose Streets? (USA, 90 min.) Dir. Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis   Whose Streets? is a significant fusion of citizen journalism and documentary filmmaking. Director Sabaah Folayan and co-director Damon Davis provide a

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Review: ‘Human Flow’

Human Flow (Germany, 140 min.) Dir. Ai Weiwei   “The more immune you are to people’s suffering,” says Princess Dana Firas of Jordan in Human Flow, “that’s very dangerous. “It’s critical for

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