Tom RostonIndependent journalist Tom Roston checks in and writes about the world of documentaries in his column, Doc Soup.

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Doc Soup: Review of ‘The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975′

MoMA’s New Directors / New Films festival kicks off Wednesday in New York City, and lasts until April 3, once again bringing to light a sometimes esoteric, but usually intriguing selection of movies. Not exactly overflowing in the documentary department, the fest does offer at least one must-see: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. The film

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Doc Soup: Oral History in “Life. Support. Music.”

Wow. Life. Support. Music. is quite a documentary. I think it’s hard not to be moved by this stirring story of a totally decent guy (and a great musician) who collapses onstage with a near-fatal brain hemorrhage. The man, Jason Crigler, and his family are sympathetic enough, and the narrative arc is intensely dramatic, but

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