Jan 21

Filmmaker 5 with Will Battersby

Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age three, Mallory Smith realized at an early age that her life would be cut short. Nevertheless, she decided to live life fully, documenting her thoughts and feelings in a private diary. She went to school, developed friendships, played sports, took lovers, worked as an environmentalist. Malloy lived with illness […]

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Dec 28

Filmmaker 5 Thank You

In 2021 we had the great joy to view a number of exceptional documentary and original films and the even greater privilege to interview the talented filmmakers behind them. Through their work, our view on the past and the present has been expanded. We have been made more curious, and we have become more empathetic. […]

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Nov 08

Filmmaker Five with Neasa Ní Chianáín

Young Plato, a feature documentary directed by Neasa Ní Chianáín and Declan McGrath will have its World Premiere November 14 at DOC NYC in the International Competition. Young Plato follows Elvis-loving school headmaster Kevin McArevey—a maverick who is determined to change the fortunes of an inner-city community plagued by urban decay, sectarian aggression, poverty and drugs—and the […]

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Oct 27

Filmmaker 5 with Jacob Morrison

On November 2, River’s End, the feature directorial debut from filmmaker Jacob Morrison, will be available on video on demand (VOD) on all major platforms in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. River’s End explores the global water crisis, using the state of California as a microcosm. It reveals how water politics that led to the […]

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May 26

Filmmaker 5 with Christo Brock

BREWMANCE, the latest documentary from filmmaker Christo Brock, is now available on video on demand (VOD) on all major platforms in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. A feature-length documentary of 102 minutes, BREWMANCE follows two sets of accomplished home brewers looking to open their own craft breweries: a father-son team who repaired their strained relationship […]

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May 09

Mother as Muse: Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, artist, and film professor at the City College of New York. She was born to Holocaust survivors from Poland; her mother Natalia (Nelly), survived years at Auschwitz. Daughter Chantal and mother were extremely close with Nelly encouraging Chantal to pursue her career in film. In 1971, Chantal […]

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