In Theatres

‘Up the Yangtze’ Premieres in New York

Up the Yangtze, a new documentary about the impact of the Three Gorges Dam project in China by Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang, opens in New York City at the IFC Center tomorrow. The film has won numerous awards on the festival circuit and received much critical acclaim for its moving and powerful portrayal of contemporary

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POV Alum Helene Klodawsky’s New Film to Premiere at MoMA

Helene Klodawsky’s No More Tears Sister, a documentary about Dr. Rajani Thiranagama, a tireless crusader for human rights in Sri Lanka, aired on POV in 2006. Her latest film, Family Motel, will have its New York premiere this weekend as part of the Canadian Front series at the Museum of Modern Art. This weekend, Helene

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At MOMA – Documentary Fortnight Begins This Week

If you’re in New York City, check out MoMA’s annual showcase of international documentary films from February 13-March 3. This year’s Documentary Fortnight features more than 30 films, with a special focus on docs about the environment, covering a whole range of topics from graffiti in New York to the problems of chemical sensitivities. Another

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‘Kurt Cobain: About a Son’ Premieres in New York City This Week

Can’t wait to see A.J. Schnack’s new film based on more than 25 hours of audiotape from interviews journalist Michael Azzerad conducted with Kurt Cobain shortly before he committed suicide in April 1994. Here’s the trailer from YouTube. There’s a good interview with Schnack about the film on IndieWire this week that calls the film

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