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Primetime Pomp and Circumstance

BY NICOLE PARKS / Her Very Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will regale the peoples of television-viewing dominions with an hour-long fairy tale from her own experience this weekend. A tale complete with flowing ermine, a nerve-wracked stomach jolting along atop gilded carriage axles, a fleet of prancing Windsor Grey ponies, an Abbey of some …

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Not So Silent Night

BY MITCHELL COOPER / Just in time for the Epiphany and the wandering in of those three wise guys, comes the holiday documentary few were expecting, and which the humane side of humanity just might need. The Altnernativity, available in full just below, is the byproduct of the union of black humoured old Banksy and Danny Boyle-ish …

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In the Beginning

BY MITCHELL COOPER / What’d you write your dissertation on? Stephen Hawking’s reply would involve a rightly smug remark about the underpinnings of all existence. Using Einstein’s theory of relativity as a baseline, he proved as a young doctoral candidate that the universe really did have a concrete beginning. And the Big Bang has haunted …

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Supergirl

When Naomi Kutin, a nine-year-old modern Orthodox Jewish girl living in New Jersey, sets a powerlifting world record,  “Supergirl” is born. The forthcoming documentary SUPERGIRL follows Naomi’s coming of age journey into her early teens, as she fights to hold on to her title. Along with the universal struggles of adolescence, Naomi is faced with strict religious …

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Perceptions on Chaos – Hackney

Perceptions on Chaos — Hackney takes us on a conversational journey through the ongoing gentrification of one of the main boroughs of London’s East End. Previously a home for the poor and a hub for a huge number of artists, Hackney has recently seen an extortionate rise in property prices and construction of luxury flats, forcing …

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An Impossible Project

“The more digital the world the more analog the dreams.” – Doc An Impossible Project tells the story of the people who saved the last Polaroid factory in the world. It is an ambitious feature documentary, started in 2013, filmed over a period of several years, and not on a digital format, but on 35mm film. …

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Here's to You, Peggy G.

Happy birthday to you, wherever you are, Peggy Guggenheim! What a gal. The adored, slandered and all-around infamous niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim, yes, those Guggenheims, would have turned one hundred eighteen years-old today. Her father Benjamin most unfortunately went down with the Titanic, dragging all of Peggy’s yet-to-be-earned inheritance with him. Nevertheless, when she came of age in 1919, she also …