Documentary

Searching for Holden Caulfield

Friday, June 14, 2013

TRAILER: Salinger

Shane Salerno's new documentary on the genius recluse that was J.D. Salinger. 

Will this doc really answer any questions as to what made a man like Salinger close himself off completely after his greatest work? Unless Ed Norton and Danny Devito somehow had underground pow wows with the man, that more than likely is asking a bit too much.

Salinger diehards will surely salivate for this as they would any touchstone on the cryptic narrative of one of America's most celebrated and elusive figures. 

However, what most certainly would trump this and have people really flipping like Gabby Douglas would be if anybody could ever turn Catcher in the Rye into an actual film. 

Harvey Weinstein already came this far. Is one magic rabbit trick really much harder? 

 

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Where One or Two are Gathered

David Foster Wallace PBS Animation

Thursday, April 18, 2013

An insightful animated short put together by PBS Studios built around an interview given by the late DavidFoster Wallace. Here Wallace, who passed away in 2008, speaks on his early days a budding tennis player and the limitations of having too much ambition for perfection.

 

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Our House, Our Home

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Maryann and Raymond Eger started dating when they were teenagers in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island. They have been together for over forty years, raising their family in the same house that Maryann was born in. Now, Hurricane Sandy may force them to leave the place they have always called home.

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MARIA

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Maria arrived to the United States when she was only 2 years old. She has lived in White Plains, New York for most of her life, and while she considers herself to be an American, she is still an undocumented immigrant under U.S. law.

Maria works as a tattoo artist at La Tinta de la Santa Muerte, a tattoo and piercing shop that she runs with her family.

Sowing Death in India

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In the past sixteen years, over 250,000 farmers have committed suicide in India. That's one suicide every thirty minutes. By the time I finished watching a documentary about the sad epidemic, three more farmers had taken their lives.

Trailing the Shepherd

Friday, April 27, 2012

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"Are things still good there?” a man asks. “At least they are better than here,” Eraldo responds as he prepares for his third venture to the United States. Eraldo Pacheco, a Chilean shepherd, is starting a contract to work as a sheepherder in the plains of Idaho for the next three years.

Writing in Motion: A Nation Divided

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