Doc Corner: 'One of Us' and 'Thy Father's Chair'

by Glenn Dunks Not content to let scientology corner the market in controversial religion exposes, directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady focus their attention on New York’s Hasidic community in ...

Tiff 2017 Women Directors: Meet Rachel Grady — “One of Us”

“One of Us” Rachel Grady is a filmmaker and co-owns New York’s Loki Films with Heidi Ewing. She and Ewing have have directed six feature-length films, including “Jesus Camp,” “The Boys of Baraka,” ...

Trailer Watch: Three People Struggle to Leave Hasidic Judaism in Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady’s “One…

Trailer Watch: Three People Struggle to Leave Hasidic Judaism in Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady’s “One of Us”“One of Us” “I called my mom and I said, ‘Hey, Mom. Can I talk to you?’” recalls Luzer, a ...

Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady Doc About Hasidic Judaism Lands at Netflix

Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady: Loki Films/YouTube Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s portrait of an Evangelical Christian summer camp earned them an Oscar nomination, and the “Jesus Camp” directors’ ...

Film Festival Roundup: Sunscreen Unveils Main Slate, Montclair Announces Special Screenings, Dallas Names Honorees and More

Film Festival Roundup: Sunscreen Unveils Main Slate, Montclair Announces Special Screenings, Dallas Names Honorees and More Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here. Lineup Announcements – Exclusive: The 12th Annual ...

19th Annual Ebertfest Announces First Selections, Including ‘Elle’ and ‘Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You’

19th Annual Ebertfest Announces First Selections, Including ‘Elle’ and ‘Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You’ One of the most loved and acclaimed film critics of the modern age, Roger Ebert dedicated a vast majority of his life to movies. Held not far from Chicago in Champaign, “Ebertfest,” co-founded and ...

What to Expect on Netflix in November, Plus: Watch These Movies Before They Expire

Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. But first, here ...

2016 Ida Documentary Awards Nominations Include ‘13th,’ ‘The White Helmets’ and ‘Fire At Sea’

2016 Ida Documentary Awards Nominations Include ‘13th,’ ‘The White Helmets’ and ‘Fire At Sea’ With awards season gearing up, the nominees and honorees for the 2016 Ida Documentary Awards have been revealed by the International Documentary Association (Ida). The annual ceremony honors both ...

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in November 2016, And the Best Episodes of Each

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in November 2016, And the Best Episodes of Each 1. “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” (available November 25) Why Should I Watch It? Capping America’s year of nostalgia, Netflix is finally releasing the much-anticipated “Gilmore Girls” revival. ...

Oscars Documentary Race Heats up With 145 Features in Contention

Oscars Documentary Race Heats up With 145 Features in Contention A total of 145 feature documentaries were submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 89th Academy Awards. Out of those films the members of the Academy’s ...

7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In November 2016, Including ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Jungle Book’

7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In November 2016, Including ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ Next month, Netflix has a wide variety of films — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar winners to romantic comedies — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch once they’re made ...

Norman Lear Documentary Exclusive Clip: Why He’s the Michelangelo of TV Sitcoms — Watch

Norman Lear Documentary Exclusive Clip: Why He’s the Michelangelo of TV Sitcoms — Watch See just how much legendary sitcom writer and producer Norman Lear values creative integrity over monetary gain in this Indiewire exclusive clip. With an $11 million syndication deal with CBS in the ...

Two-Time Oscar Winner Barbara Kopple: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ Director Says This Is the Golden Age of Documentaries

Two-Time Oscar Winner Barbara Kopple: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ Director Says This Is the Golden Age of Documentaries Barbara Kopple has already won a lifetime achievement award for her work as a documentarian, but the legendary filmmaker isn’t resting on her laurels in the slightest. The two-time Oscar winner’s ...

Interview: Norman Lear of ‘Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You’

Chicago – Norman Lear is one of the greatest TV creators of the 20th Century, and beyond. The producer was a titan of 1970s television, with shows like “All in the Family,” “Good Times,” “Maude” and ...

Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival 2016: Why Every Movie In Competition is Directed by a Woman

This year, Michael Moore will use his Traverse City Film Festival to throw down the gauntlet for women filmmakers. The official selection — not the sidebar, not a spotlight — is comprised of 32 films, ...

Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival 2016: Why Every Movie In Competition is Directed by a Woman

This year, Michael Moore will use his Traverse City Film Festival to throw down the gauntlet for women filmmakers. The official selection — not the sidebar, not a spotlight — is comprised of 32 films, ...

Arthouse Audit: Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’ Boosted by Kristen Stewart, But Not ‘Equals’

Arthouse Audit: Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’ Boosted by Kristen Stewart, But Not ‘Equals’ Mid-summer brings the biggest limited opening of 2016, with a return to form by Woody Allen as new distributor Amazon Studios and partner Lionsgate pushed “Café Society” to numbers unseen since last ...

Black Lives Matter Forces Hollywood to Get Real About Racism

Black Lives Matter Forces Hollywood to Get Real About Racism Hollywood has long been viewed as a force in the battle for social justice. But the police killings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the subsequent murder of five police officers in ...

How ‘Norman Lear’ Directors Found ‘Just Another Version of You’

How ‘Norman Lear’ Directors Found ‘Just Another Version of You’ Ever since it wowed opening-night crowds at Sundance 2016, documentary biopic “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” has met a range of reactions. That’s because it’s more than a straightforward ...

How ‘Norman Lear’ Directors Found ‘Just Another Version of You’

How ‘Norman Lear’ Directors Found ‘Just Another Version of You’ Ever since it wowed opening-night crowds at Sundance 2016, documentary biopic “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” has met a range of reactions. That’s because it’s more than a straightforward ...

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