On Docs and Divas

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Director Tom Volf discusses his archival portrait of opera icon Maria Callas, which tells her own story in her own words through a meticulously researched, restored, and constructed tapestry of life her,

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Review: ‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (USA/UK, 96 min.) Dir. Steve Loveridge Who knew M.I.A. originally wanted to be a documentary filmmaker? Thank goodness the British-Sri Lankan rapper (née Mathangi Arulpragasam) had a fascination with video cameras,

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Review: ‘Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda’

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (Japan/USA, 100 min.) Dir. Stephen Schible Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda sings with a whisper. This quiet and contemplative film offers a portrait in pianissimo of Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. The 66-year-old

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Review: ‘The King’

The King (USA, 107 min.) Dir. Eugene Jarecki Is there a better metaphor for the United States of America than the career trajectory of Elvis Presley? Eugene Jarecki makes a bold claim

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